Newsletter

A Special Thank You to MSBO Golf Outing Sponsors!

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David Martell and Tom White pose for a picture at this year's golf outing.

Thank You:
Barton Malow Company
Chartwells School Dining Services
Clark Construction Company
Comerica Securities

News From CEPI

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CEPI Announces New Data Tools

The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) is providing a new data tool, the FID Comparison File, which allows users to easily perform side-by-side district financial comparisons.

Kick off the School Year in Northern Michigan!

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Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19, 2008.


Join us at MSBO’s annual meeting in Northern Michigan at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. Get useful information on the latest “hot topics” facing public education, including a legislative and state aid update.

Get Straight Talk at Group Solutions – ISD Current Issues

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Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18, 2008
Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI


Experienced ISD Business Managers will share their thoughts and experiences as they facilitate discussions on challenging topics facing ISDs.

President’s View – Rob Burgess...Gooooood Morning Vietnam!***

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By: 
Rob Burgess, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Lakeshore Public Schools and President of MSBO

Many years ago back in the ancient 1970's, I was first introduced as a young radio disc jockey on Armed Forces radio by a more experienced radio professional.

Executive Director's View...Tom White - What can we do about school finance in Michigan?

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Tom White, Executive Director, MSBO

I recently had someone ask me which states have good school finance systems. I admitted I don’t really know but then my answer came out, “Almost any system will work if there is enough money.” The Proposal A system worked fine through the 1990’s when we were receiving adequate, in retrospect even generous, funding.

Understanding Your Retirement

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By: 
Richard Montcalm, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance, Utica Community Schools and Past President of MSBO

Over the past few years there have been many discussions among central office employees on what part of compensation is reportable for retirement.

State Aid Note Loan Program Info

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The Michigan Municipal Bond Authority would like to invite you to apply for participation in our upcoming State Aid Note Loan Program - August Series 2008A. The State Aid Note Loan provides Michigan public school districts with a one-year, low-cost financing to meet immediate cash flow needs.

RFP Depot provides maximum flexibility in bidding

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MSBO is partnering with a company called RFP Depot (soon to be BidSync) to offer you and your constituent districts a streamlined, web-based RFP and bidding system. This secure, automated, web-based system allows schools to manage all competitive and other procurement processes online.

Meet the 2008-2009 MSBO Board of Directors

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Robert Burgess, Chief Financial Officer of Lakeshore Public Schools was installed as the 71st MSBO President at the MSBO Annual Conference.

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