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When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: Doubletree Hotel
11 Beaver Street
Milford, Massachusetts  01757
United States
Contact: Susan McLaughlin

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December 12, 2017

Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA 



8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.         Registration; Coffee and Networking

                                             Giving Tree Gift Collection until 11:00 AM


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        Welcome & Opening Remarks

                                          Partnerships that Support Member Procurement

                                          Cynthia D. Mahr, MASBO Vice President

                                          Margaret Driscoll, MASBO Executive Director


9:30 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.     Succeeding with E-Rate: Maximizing and Understanding your 2018 Funds for SBOs

                                          Presenter:  Robert Hamel, Public Sector Specialist,

  Custom Computer Specialists, Inc.

                                           Updates will be provided from the October 10, 2017 meeting between the FCC and the USAC.

                                           (Standard II: Element E.5.  Purchasing Admin.)

                                           (PDP Strand: Purchasing & District Level Facilities Mgt.)


10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    Break


10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.    MASBO Board Recruitment - FAQ

                                          Presenter: Rick Bedard, MASBO Past President

  Are you interested in running for a Board of Director position?

  Want to learn more about the time commitment and responsibilities?

  The MASBO Governance Committee will provide information on these topics.


11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    ESSA School Level Reporting/Chart of Accounts – What’s Next?     

  Presenters:  Melissa King, Director School Finance;

  Rob O’Donnell, Director School Business Services, DESE

  An update on the ESSA school level reporting and upcoming changes to the chart of accounts.

  (Standard I: Element E.1.  Knowledge and Use of Data)

  (PDP Strand: Accounting Systems)


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    DESE Update

                                          Presenter: Jay Sullivan

                                          An update on general school finance matters.

                                          (Standard II: Element E.3.  Financial Management)

                                          (PDP Strand: Financial Planning and Mgt. Methods)


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Lunch Buffet: Network with Colleagues


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.       Social Media – How to Enhance your Communication

 Presenter:  Susan LaPlante-Dube, Principal of Precision Marketing Group, LLC      

 Learn how to use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to engage with parents, community and fellow business managers.

 (Standard IV: Element C.1.  Communication Skills)

 (PDP Strand: Personnel Matters)


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Student Centered Approach to Budgeting

                                          Presenter: Jennifer Poulos, Associate Director, Rennie Center

                                           Learn how Social Emotional Learning (SEL) impacts student outcomes and how districts are moving toward a

                                           preventative approach rather than a reactive approach.

                                           (Standard III: Element B.1.  Student Support)

                                           (PDP Strand: Instruction of Diverse Learners)


3:00 p.m.                            Adjourn

                                           MASBO Subcommittee Meetings                



February 7, 2018            February Bi-Monthly Meeting

                                          Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA


March 20, 2018              MASBO Annual Trade Show

                                          Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlboro, MA


April 12, 2018                MASBO Law Institute

                                          Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA


May (15) 16-18, 2018   MASBO (Pre-)Conference

                                          Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster, MA




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