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MASB Conference will help your negotiations team start and end on the same page

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TeamBetween financial challenges and the most significant changes in the history of labor laws in Michigan, there’s a whole new vocabulary and a new set of best practices all schools need to know.

Professional Development, a Professional Responsibility

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

In these tough times as we scour every budget line item in search of savings and unfortunately a common target has become professional development. I am a strong supporter of both professional development and lifelong learning for school employees.

Taking the Fork in the Road – Advocacy or Apathy?

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Tom Goodwin, CFO, Chief Financial Officer, Grand Ledge Public Schools

Tom GoodwinOne of the reasons I chose accounting and finance for a career was that there is a high degree of certainty when dealing with numbers. One plus one always equals two and three times three always equals nine. What I didn’t foresee was the politicization of public education including school finance.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the MSBO Board of Directors

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BoardHave you ever thought about running for the MSBO Board of Directors? Serving on the MSBO Board provides you the opportunity to help set the policies and direction of your organization.

No Excuses! Online Option Allows You to Attend MSBO Committee Meetings

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food service committeeHave you ever wanted to attend one of the MSBO committee meetings, but just couldn’t justify the travel time for a two- or three-hour meeting? Do you wish you had the option to join the meeting without even leaving your desk? Well, we may have a solution for your dilemma.

And The Winner Is...

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winnerMSBO Executive Director David Martell and MDE’s Dan Hanrahan drew DeWitt Public School's Director of Finance Robert Spagnuolo's name from those in attendance at the recent MDE/MSBO Workshop and presented him with a free 2012 MSBO Annual Conference registration.

Facilities Benchmarking Survey Responses Needed – Deadline Extended

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schoolHas anyone asked you what your costs are to maintain your buildings and grounds and how do they compare to districts of similar size and location?

Are your custodians responsible for more or less square footage than similar districts?

Expand Your Knowledge at the 25th Annual Support Staff Conference for Administrative Professionals

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cakeExpand your knowledge base or your support staffs' skills and confidence as an administrative professional at the 25th Annual Support Staff Conference for Administrative Professionals. This conference provides the opportunity for you to receive ongoing training and support from experienced instructors.

Managing 2012-2013 USDA Foods

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ApplesIn order to receive USDA Foods for SY 2012-2013, all schools will be required to submit a response to the “Request for USDA Foods Delivery” application in the Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+).

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