Something for Everyone in Detroit!

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Be sure to mark your calendars and save May 1- 3, 2012 to attend MSBO’s 74th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show at Cobo Center in Detroit.  It’s the second time in MSBO's history that Detroit has served as our host city!

K-12 Schools Utility Bills Staggering – Managing Your Bottom Line

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Staggering! Michigan’s public schools spent more than a conservatively estimated $750 million on utilities in 2011. The savings that could have been realized is estimated to be at least $150 million if energy conservation and environmental programs were implemented.

District Readiness: The Future of Michigan School Technology

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The growing concept of Michigan’s Anytime, Anywhere, Any Place learning, consolidation, and other State and local initiatives are changing the way we fund and deliver technology to our students. The question is: will you, your technology department, and school be ready?

Radios at Risk

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While everyone realizes the critical role two-way radios play in school operations, many districts risk losing this capability in the next few months.

Communicating the Budget

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

With the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, the State of the State address and the MSBO Financial Strategies Conference behind us, it can only mean one thing… the “official” budget season is here.

Bringing in the New

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By: 
Tamera Powers, CFO, Board Member, Director of Finance Kenowa Hills Public Schools

PowersJanuary 1st is a day we celebrate with friends and family to bring in the new. The K-12 environment has experienced many new changes, not only in Michigan but also throughout the U.S. Across the country there is a great concern that our children are not educationally prepared for their future.

MSBO Update

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Video snapshotMSBO Executive Director David Martell and Associate Executive Director Scott Little discuss MSBO’s Facilities Benchmarking Survey and provide highlights on findings.  Results of the survey can be found on MSBO’s website.

 

MSBO Bus Purchasing Program Phase I Ends January 31, 2012

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BusPhase one of this year’s MSBO Bus Purchasing Program will conclude on January 31, 2012. But don’t despair; starting this year MSBO is bidding the program twice each year with the next phase due to open for purchasing April 2 and continuing through July 31.

MSBO Scholarships Help You Pursue Your Education Goals

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AwardsMSBO offers two $1,500 scholarships, which encourage and recognize individuals currently employed in school business who are improving their technical skills and competencies by pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

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