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MASBO Optional Annual Institute Pre-Conference
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, MA
Participants will have one of two options:
Using Data to Information Resource Allocation Decisions
This Pre-Conference provides an overview of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) resource allocation work, introduces participants to the new Resource Allocation and District Action Reports (RADAR) and focuses on how these tools can be used to support budgeting and strategic planning efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to use the RADAR reports and Edwin Analytics their own resource allocation questions. Sessions include: an overview of the Department's resource allocation work; a session focusing on the RADAR Project; a demonstration of how to use these tools to address specific resource allocation scenarios; a panel discussion from the RADAR pilot districts; and a presentation of planned changes to the End-of-Year Report, new program codes and the impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on data collection and resource allocation decisions. District teams of up to three participants are encouraged to attend. Attendees will need to bring a charged laptop with Excel loaded and their Edwin logins.
Track#1 Cost is $175, or $150 if Registered by April 23rd, 2017
GUESTS of a MASBO Member Pay $125.00
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General's Spotlight on Schools: Procurement Issues, Challenges and Trends
The second track is being brought to us by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (OIG). This session will be a full-day MCPPO course on procurement issues of interest to schools, without having to travel to Boston or one of the OIG's satellite classrooms. Participants will apply the principles of public procurement, under M.G.L. c. 30B, to traditional and emerging areas of school buying. Topics include an examination of leases vs. licenses when procuring real property or services under Ch. 30B; a discussion of trending issues in schools, including food services contracts, case studies in contract management (special education, best practices and internal control plans); a session on proprietary, sole-source and information technology procurement issues (security, contract management, vendor prepayments and maintenance software subscriptions); and a discussion of fostering competition for school transportation bids. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas, network, and explore strategies for obtaining the best value for their school systems. This session will have an assessment component and is worth 14 PDPs.
Track#2 Cost is $175 per participant
Pre-Conference fee includes continental breakfast (8:00 - 9:00 AM - Nauset 1) and lunch (12:00 - 1:00 PM - Nauset 1 & 2)