MASBO Learning Center

Welcome to the MASBO Learning Center, an invaluable e-learning solution that empowers your career growth and builds a stronger bond with your organization. This system is an advanced online learning software platform that provides community-based knowledge sharing and personalized professional development for every member of MASBO. Take a look at our video walk through or tip sheet for information about the new system.
 
The Learning Center is your portal to register for events and access all of your event information— including event schedules, links, handouts, and evaluations. This will also be the new home for tracking your learning, credits, and we will be transferring your past CE credit information into the Learning Center in the coming weeks. Check back often for new content and learning opportunities.

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Presenter(s):
Jim Eichten
Duration:
54 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session is intended to cover new topics in school district accounting and auditing including the implementation of GASB Statements on fiduciary funds, student activities, and leases.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Megan Schwanz |  Brenna Ramy |  Annie Caron
Duration:
50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
How do you know what your obligations are and how can you manage the unique needs during this time. Brenna, Megan and Annie talk through simplifying what steps you need to be taking and how you can support your employees and protect your organization.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Paul Ferrin
Duration:
14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
MASBO members asked the questions, and Paul provides the answers, including additional resources for digging deeper.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Ms. Andre Prahl
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session will address CRF, ESSER and GEER funds, including general information, guidelines and timelines, as well as reviewing the application process.
Price:
$0.00 - $25.00

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Presenter(s):
Sarah Miller
Duration:
21 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
In addition to her LTFM work, Sarah is now leading the COVID-19 Response Center. In this sessions she will share some of the general resources available, as well as specific information and insights regarding cleaning supplies, your facilities, and LTFM.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Christina Rowe
Duration:
13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Large virtual meetings create a new set of challenges. Hear tips how to most effectively run large meetings, and learn the best tools to maximize engagement for the attendees.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
John Edison
Duration:
1 Hour, 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session provides updates and answers to frequent questions on general leave and accommodation issues resulting from COVID-19 impacts. This includes FMLA public health emergency leave and emergency paid sick leave under FFCRA, as well as addressing suspected COVID-19 illness in the workplace.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Shane Collins
Duration:
12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Now that many of us are working from home, take a few minutes to help set up your best work space.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Beth Bertram |  Jill Urdahl
Duration:
One Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session will provide you with an overview on District post-retirement benefits, other than pensions, along with a review and walk-through of a sample actuarial report under GASB 75.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Carole Loehr |  Danny Nelson
Duration:
56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session provides the process and benefits of creating and maintaining a Cashflow Spreadsheet. A Sample Cashflow Spreadsheet is provided for you to get started and from the Sample Cashflow Spreadsheet you will be able to create a Spreadsheet specific to your school district’s cash flow needs.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Tom Sager
Duration:
57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
A group of southern Minnesota business managers were discussing the many impacts of the coronavirus on their districts, and the result was a list of “Gains and Losses.” Tom shares this framework and how he has applied it to his work in his own district, and will facilitate a group discussion of possible impacts for your district now and in the future.
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Presenter(s):
JENNIFER WALSH
Duration:
53 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
In this session, Jennifer Walsh covers how to access and utilize some of the most useful MDE reports. Time at the end of the presentation is reserved for questions and discussion regarding the MDE web site and reports, or any other issues.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Cindy Lee Olson
Duration:
41 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Projecting your Average Daily Membership (ADM) is a critical piece in estimating General Education revenue. While there is no way to predict exactly how many students you will have each year, there are some tools that can help you determine if your numbers are "reasonable". This session provides a brief description of the types of pupil units and where they are used. We review tools that look at historical Adjusted ADM and estimate future year Adjusted ADM. This can be used for budgeting General Education revenue in a future year. We also look at fall enrollment and estimate end of year Adjusted ADM to assist with budget revisions.
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Presenter(s):
Jamie Fay
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
There have been significant changes to student activity accounts recently due to the new GASB 84 standard being put in place. In this session, we’ll discuss the recent changes to student activity accounts specifically in Minnesota as well as some commonly asked questions and best practices.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Jodie M Zesbaugh
Duration:
50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
School districts have several options or tools that can be used to finance capital projects. Some are well known (e.g., voter-approved bond issues), while others are more obscure (e.g., capital project levies). This session provides information related to the financing tools available to districts, including an explanation of the types of projects that can be financed, process for accessing the financing, advantages, and disadvantages.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Kathryn Haase |  Andrew Adams |  Heidi Hagen |  Miranda Kramer |  Amy Skaalerud
Duration:
1 Hour
Short Description:
Keeping track of the CARES fund buckets can seem overwhelming, and in this session Kathryn will share how she is explaining the buckets to her School Board. To help newer MASBO members manage the funds in their districts, she will be joined by a group of other Business Managers who will share the basics of how they are doing internal tracking and coding, determining what documentation to keep, and preparing for the November 13 deadline.
Price:
$0.00 - $25.00

Tue, Oct 13, 2020 - 09:00am to 10:00am CDT


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Presenter(s):
Jennifer Earley
Duration:
1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
The federal government has enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which is effective April 2, 2020. This bill includes: (1) Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, and (2) Emergency Paid Sick Leave. This session includes a brief overview of the two components of this legislation, and will then will answer top questions submitted by MASBO members.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Sarah Miller
Duration:
42 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session will give a "user friendly" overview of the fiscal year end LTFM Approved vs. UFARS Cost Reconciliation process.
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$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Jill Urdahl
Duration:
55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Now that a couple of GASB 75 disclosure cycles are behind us, let's discuss what we see most for common errors or inconsistencies in the financial statements. This session provides tips and reminders from an actuarial perspective on getting the issues spruced up.
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Presenter(s):
Christina Rowe
Duration:
9 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Now that we’ve had a few months of virtual work under our belts, learn tips to help you get more comfortable and effective using the technologies, and help others to do the same.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Deb Meier |  Molly Koppes
Duration:
11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session reviews the executive orders on fund transfers, and walks through the Request for Transfer of Funds form.
Price:
$0.00

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Presenter(s):
Amy Satterfield
Duration:
57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
With a focus on managing a respiratory outbreak pandemic, facility managers are navigating new waters in managing the risk of infection spread. Many buildings are vacant or with minimal staff, but many are housing the childcare service for frontline workers as well as food services. Choosing a proper sanitizing method for your facility is essential. It is important to review and consider the best cleaning and disinfecting program for your building occupants and staff safety. This presentation will review the current virus facts, how studies are showing it can impact your facility, sanitizing success and examples of what is not working from testing data.
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Presenter(s):
Megan Schwanz |  Brenna Ramy
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
COVID-19, FFCRA, Stay-At-Home: Returning to Work - Where do we go from here and how has HR changed in the last six months.
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Presenter(s):
Denise Berger
Duration:
47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
In this session, Denise covers the eligibility and compliance standard, allowable exceptions and reports, as well as questions resulting from COVID-19.
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Presenter(s):
Christina Rowe
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
As leaders in the many transitions of our reality today, it's important to know ways to make virtual enhance our work, not just facilitate it. This session will help you show up as an impactful leader in the remote workplace, to understand how to better structure and conduct different kinds of remote meetings, enhance your communications, and best utilize the technologies to lead, connect and get work done. Participants will also receive downloadable materials to help manage virtual communications and meetings.
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Presenter(s):
Christina Rowe
Duration:
10 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Not all remote meetings are the same. Learn how to choose the appropriate meeting format in the remote workplace, for everything from all-staff to vendor meetings.
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Presenter(s):
Kyle Jones
Duration:
15 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session provides a high level economic and financial market overview as it relates to COVID-19, and focuses on what the future might hold for investment earnings for Minnesota school districts.
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Duration:
53 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
MSBA Staff answer questions submitted by MASBO members regarding open meeting law, the role of the business office in negotiations, board authorizations, and more.
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Presenter(s):
Hannah Woolsey
Duration:
44 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Minnesota legislators passed a new wage theft law in 2019, requiring employers to take affirmative steps to comply. Join us for a discussion about the wage theft compliance challenges experienced by many school districts in the state.
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Presenter(s):
Ms. Andre Prahl
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Andre Prahl from MDE starts off the session with a short presentation on CARES funding, and then the session opens up for questions and conversation about this topic, and other topics of interest.
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Duration:
45 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Led by the MASBO Board of Directors, this session provides a forum for members to share questions and experiences for COVID-19 impacts in the areas of community education, fund transfers, and employment issues.
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Duration:
1 hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Based on MDE guidance, the transportation scenarios for school this fall could pose some of the biggest challenges for districts. Representatives from the Minnesota Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT), along with several Business Managers, will share their plans, considerations and questions for the fall transportation scenarios.
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Duration:
47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Connect with others about what they are doing as part of the end of their school year, in areas such as staffing, facilities, student data.
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Duration:
43 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
It’s not too early...have a conversation with others from across the state about what they are thinking about and doing now to start preparing for the next school year.
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Presenter(s):
Christopher Onyango-Robshaw
Duration:
45 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Join this discussion about the new 941 form for COVID-19 related sick leave. Members will be sharing how they are completing the form or amending it.
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Presenter(s):
Ann M. Thomas |  Scot Ecker |  Joel Finstad |  John Carlson |  Kathy Miller |  Ed Harris |  Mike Harvey
Duration:
47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session highlights the importance of financial planning, including current year budget analysis and using this information to develop a multi-year financial plan.
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Presenter(s):
Beth Tomlinson
Duration:
43 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
The reporting of your special education costs in SEDRA and UFARS must be reconciled at year's end. If these costs are not reconciled, it can create issues with your special education state aid and tuition billing expenses and revenues. This session highlights what to look for in your reconciliation and how to correct issues should they arise.
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Presenter(s):
Elizabeth Sullivan
Duration:
1 hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
This session will highlight procedures and best practices for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including required documentation.
Price:
$0.00 - $25.00

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Presenter(s):
Jill Bemis
Duration:
9 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Minnesota Statutes establish the requirements for a local educational agency (LEA) to receive funds for special education out-of-state student placements. This overview highlights which students are eligible and how MARSS enrollment data is used. You will learn when to record expenditures in the Special Education Data Reporting Application (SEDRA) and how to submit an application.
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Presenter(s):
Deb Meier |  Molly Koppes
Duration:
57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
The MDE Financial Management will present UFARS updates for FY 2020 and FY 2021, including changes due to GASB Statement No. 87, Leases.
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Presenter(s):
Leah Davis
Duration:
7 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Due to federal law changes in 2018, the 2020 Form W-4 is very different from previous forms. This session provides a quick review of the changes, the employee tax estimator, the instructions for completing the new form and where to get more information.
Price:
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