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    2017-2018

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

     

    All programs are from 9am – 12 noon with registration beginning at 8:30am. Lunch is included.  Each program is $100/person/program or Subscription Plan may be applied

    CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO WORKSHOP DATE TO RECEIVE CREDIT.  THIS INCLUDES SUBSCRIPTION PLAN USERS. 

    QPA Credits are pending review by DCA. 

     

     Locations:  Mt. Laurel Doubletree; Rockaway Hilton Garden Inn

     Directions are on our website:   Click Here to see Directions

     

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    SEPTEMBER

    DOE Office of Finance ESSA Accounting/Reporting Requirement Updates

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    Office of Comptroller Purchasing and Reporting Requirements

     

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    The first part of the program will be presented by Patricia Lagarenne, from DOE, Office of Finance and will supply the attendees with information on the new ESSA Accounting/Reporting Requirements, an update on the Audit Submission Process, and discuss the importance of the Audsum Data Submission.  The second part of the program is being provided by Barbara Geary, Director, Procurement Division, Office of the State Comptroller.  The program will provide information on procurement requirements and the reporting provisions for contracts over 2 million. 

     PLEASE NOTE:  THE SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER PROGRAMS ARE TWO TOTALLY SEPARATE PROGRAMS OFFERING INSTRUCTION AND GUIDANCE FOR REPORTING & COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW ESSA REQUIREMENTS.

     DATES & LOCATIONS - September 12 – Mt. Laurel; September 14 – Rockaway

     3 CPE credits:  1 Auditing; 1 Accounting; 1 Business Law

    3 QPA credits:  1 Procurement Procedures; 2 Office Adm./General Duties

     

    OCTOBER

    New Title 1 Requirements under ESSA, Supplement vs. Supplant & New Monitoring System

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     Anthony Hearn of the Office of Supplemental Educational Programs in the Department of Education will provide a review of the new requirements under ESSA and how they impact the business office. Also being emphasized is the new focus on Supplement vs. Supplant and how not to get trapped.  Other issues will be the new monitoring system being rolled out in 2017-2018 and how it impacts your district, as well as instruction on how the new Supplement Not Supplant reporting will look like for comparability in the fall 2019.  These items are a complete departure from how they were previously determined    Also covered will be federal grant purchasing and the Uniform Guidance and some lessons learned. 

     PLEASE NOTE:  THE SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER PROGRAMS ARE TWO TOTALLY SEPARATE PROGRAMS OFFERING INSTRUCTION AND GUIDANCE FOR REPORTING & COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW ESSA REQUIREMENTS.

     DATES & LOCATIONS:  October 5 – Rockaway; October 10 – Mt. Laurel

     3 CPE Credits – Accounting

    3 QPA credits:  1 Procurement Procedures; 2 Office Adm./General Duties

     

     

    NOVEMBER

    Current School Law Update

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     Attendees will be provided an update on Current School Law.  Michael Kaelber, formerly of NJSBA, will present a variety of topics including the Ethics and the Business Office, Re-Organization, Voting Requirements, Tenure, and Rice Notifications. This program will provide timely information for business administrators as they begin to build their budgets.

    DATES & LOCATIONS:  November 14 – Mt. Laurel; November 16 – Rockaway

    3 CPE Credits – Business Law

    1 QPA Credit – Ethics

     

    DECEMBER

    Payroll Fundamentals

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     This payroll fundamentals seminar will provide attendees with a general overview of the payroll process.  Payroll accounts for the vast majority of public school budgets, yet is often a dreaded topic amongst business administrators.  Strong payroll administration can reduce overall operating expenses and avoid costly fines and late fees.  The program will briefly discuss the components of payroll, including topics currently debated on a local, state and national level.  Further, the presenters will provide general tips for prudent payroll administration and overview best practices often pointing out where potential issues may arise.  The program will end with a discussion of the “other” duties assigned to payroll, including health benefits, pension, worker’s compensation, unemployment, and time and attendance.

     DATES & LOCATIONS:  December 7 – Rockaway; December 12 – Mt. Laurel

     3 CPE Credits – 1 Finance; 1 Accounting; 1 Business Law

     

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    PENSION

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    The intent of this workshop is to help the attendees understand the retirement systems from two standpoints:  (1) in your role as an administrator in your district and (2) in your personal role as a member of the system.  The two are intertwined; therefore if you understand how the benefits affect you, you will be able to answer the questions of others in the performance of your job.  Mort Reinhart, Pension Consultant for NJASBO will answer a number of questions such as, how soon can I retire and how much income will I receive, as well as do I have to pay taxes, may I work after retirement, will I have health care and who pays for it, and when can I collect Social Security.

     

    DATE & LOCATION:  December 19, 2017 – NJASBO Robbinsville Office

     

    3 CPE Credits – 2 Business Law; 1 Finance

     

     

     

    JANUARY

     

    Legal Issues that Impact the Business Office and Business Administrator

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     Speaker William Donio, Esq., of Cooper Levenson, P.A. will discuss a variety of issues that have an impact on you as the Business Administrator, the Business Office, and the Board.  These issues include the Open Public Meetings Act, Minutes, and Agendas.  The second part of the program will be a discussion of OPRA and the current rulings that impact how you should be answering requests from both in-state and out-of-state persons.

     DATES & LOATIONS:  January 18 – Mt. Laurel; January 23 – Rockaway

     3 CPE Credits – Business Law

     

     

    ********ADDED PROGRAM******

     

    PENSION

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    The intent of this workshop is to help the attendees understand the retirement systems from two standpoints:  (1) in your role as an administrator in your district and (2) in your personal role as a member of the system.  The two are intertwined; therefore if you understand how the benefits affect you, you will be able to answer the questions of others in the performance of your job.  Mort Reinhart, Pension Consultant for NJASBO will answer a number of questions such as, how soon can I retire and how much income will I receive, as well as do I have to pay taxes, may I work after retirement, will I have health care and who pays for it, and when can I collect Social Security.

     

    DATE & LOCATION:  January 25, 2018 – NJASBO Robbinsville Office

     

    3 CPE Credits – 2 Business Law; 1 Finance

     

     

     

    FEBRUARY

    Transportation Contracts and Bidding

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    Food Service Contract Update

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     Presenters will provide attendees information on Transportation Contracts and Bidding, including renewals and jointures.  The second part of the program will include an update on Food Service Contracts. 

     DATES & LOCATIONS:  February 13 – Rockaway; February 15 – Mt. Laurel

     3 CPE Credits – 2 Finance; 1 Accounting

    3 QPA Credits – 2 Procurement Procedures; 1 Office Administration/General Duties

     

    MARCH

    Purchasing

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    James Shoop will present on current purchasing issues.  Specific topicS will be determined at a later date.

     DATES & LOCATIONS:  March 15 – Mt. Laurel; March 20 – Rockaway

     3 CPE Credits – TBD

    3 QPA Credits – TBD

     

    APRIL

    Audit Review

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    Kathryn Mantell, Partner, Nisivoccia LLP (Certified Public Accountants & Advisors), will provide an update on the upcoming audit.  She will provide information on how to prepare for your audit, what the auditors are looking for when they arrive, what reports should be generated, as well as a discussion and tips on how to avoid audit recommendations. 

    DATES & LOCATIONS – April 12 – Rockaway; April 17 – Mt. Laurel

    3 CPE credits – 3 Auditing

    3 QPA credits – 1 Office Administration/General Duties; 1 Procurement Procedures; 1 Information Technology

      

    MAY

    Administrative Assistant Program

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     This program is offered to all administrative assistants, secretaries, and clerks working in the business office and/or superintendent’s office.  The content of the program is based upon recommendation of topics received from registrants.  Anthony Sciarrillo, Esq. will facilitate the morning session.  The afternoon session will consist of a Q&A program. 

     DATES & LOCATIONS – May 8 – Mt. Laurel; May 10 – Rockaway

     

     ACADEMY

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    For new(er) B.A.’s and Assistant B.A.’s

     October 3 – Introduction to NJASBO – How we can help you followed by Neil Cramer, County Executive B.A. who will provide you with the necessary information to have successful communications with the state DOE and their agencies, including submission of required reports (ASSA, DRTRS, SMART, and CAFR).  Also, a discussion with the attendees for additional topics. 

     November 2 – Basic School Law – Michael Kaelber, Esq. (formerly of NJSBA)

     November 29 – Purchasing Basics – James Shoop

     January 9 – Preparing and submission of your 2018-2019 Budget & How to read the Board Secretary Report 

     March 6  - How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Audit & SOP/I.C.

     May 16 – Payroll Basics – What a Business Administrator should know about payroll

     All Academy programs will be held at 4 AAA Drive, Suite 101, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

    New Jersey Association of School Business Official Office

     COST:  $200 for all 6 programs or 2 seminars can be credited to the subscription plan