Sep

Many Michigan Education Reforms May Be in Jeopardy

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Angie McArthur, CFO, MSBO President, Superintendent, Engadine Consolidated Schools

School has started and I am excited for my students, staff and our community. At a state level, the 2012-13 school year may prove to be a watershed year for education.

Lessons Learned from Contracting for Services

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Daniel Romzek, CFO, MSBO Board Member, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Rochester Community Schools

As the new school year begins, many school business officials are embarking on the implementation of new non-instructional service contracts. Others may be working through their second or third year of these contracts.

MSBO Update

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MSBO Executive Director David Martell and Associate Executive Director Scott Little discuss a number of issues facing MSBO members including the state aid changes, retirement reform, upcoming ballot proposals as well as MSBO bus purchasing program and the 14th Annual Facility/Operations Directors Conference a

MSBO Offers One Stop Shopping for Buses

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MSBO’s Bus Purchasing Program makes bidding and ordering buses extremely simple and smooth. The bidding has been accomplished for you; all that is left is to “build” the bus desired and compare pricing from the four bidding dealers.

Get the Latest and Greatest from MDE at the Annual MDE/MSBO Workshop

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Hang on Tight! It’s another school year with more regulation! Are you ready?

Your ROAD to Success – 14th Annual Facilities and Operations Conference

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Scott Little, MSBO Associate Executive Director

When I became a facilities director in 1997 right out of the military, I was looking for resources to help me perform my job better. I took some classes through Building Owners Management Association (BOMA) that were useful, but not specific to schools.

School District Converts Building to House Growing Foreign Exchange Program

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Donald L. Kling, Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services and Operations, Lake Shore Public Schools

Lake Shore Public Schools started fostering a relationship with a school in Beijing, China in 2005. The program started out with having middle school students make two-week exchange trips. Within five years, 88 Chinese 11th grade students started attending Lake Shore High School for entire year.

Spotlight on 2012 MSBO Meridian Award of Excellence: Lake Orion’s Transportation Advisory Committee

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Dale Goby, Transportation Director and John Fitzgerald, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance

The transportation department, in many school districts, receives more parent concerns on a daily basis, than all the other district departments combined.

MSBO/SET SEG Guide to Compliance Training

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Keeping track of the core training requirements schools must provide to their employees is often a challenging task. To help our members, MSBO and SET SEG worked together to develop the Guide to Compliance Training for Michigan School Employees.

Protect Your District from Unintended Consequences

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Jeff P. Crouse, CFO, MSBO President, Chief Financial Officer, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD

In these highly charged political times it seems we can not even turn around from grabbing one legislative alert off the printer before another one hits our email.

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