Collaborative Finance & Operations

MOEC Leadership Academy

Who Should Attend?

Aspiring or Interested Business Managers, Executive Directors, Program Leaders, Board Members/ Superintendents and MOEC Leadership Academy Participants


PDPs will be provided through MOEC.

Cost

This program is a series of 4 stand-alone half-day workshops at $75 per workshop.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2017

Workshop 1: Transportation Management

Tuesday, March 28th, 9am-12pm

28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752 Suite 125

Instructors:


  • Dr. Joanne Haley Sullivan, Executive Director North River Collaborative
  • Mr. Mike LaLiberte, Business Manager North River Collaborative



Topic:

  • School District and Collaborative Transportation Needs

Workshop 2: The Drivers that Set Tuition Rates

Tuesday, April 4th, 9am-12pm

28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752 Suite 125

Instructors:

  • Dr. Richard Murphy, Executive Director FLLAC Collaborative
  • Ms. Terri Burchfield, Business Manager FLLAC Collaborative
  • Dr. Chris A. Scott, Executive Director, Valley Collaborative


Topics:

  • Managing cost effective administrative structures within programs and at the district/collaborative level

  • Staffing: balancing the staff to student ratio

  • Billing process (and collections) and student contracts

  • Managing healthcare costs

  • Risk management: liability, unemployment insurance and asset management

  • Staff contracts

Workshop 3: Anticipating the Needs of Our Districts and Managing Growth

Tuesday, April 4th, 1-4pm

28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752 Suite 125

Instructors:

  • Dr. Cathy Lawson, Executive Director, SEEM Collaborative
  • Mr. Greg Zammuto, Business Manager, SEEM Collaborative
  • Dr. Chris A. Scott, Executive Director, Valley Collaborative


Topics:

  • Growth Management: anticipating the needs of districts

  • Navigating the complexity of offering the needed/required

  • Consultation services and educational programs for school districts

  • Quality control of programming

  • Establishing a district/collaborative improvement plan using DESE’s Planning for Success Model to forecast financial trends

Workshop 4: Laws and Regulations, Articles of Agreement, Finance and Operations Procedural Manuals, Employee and Student Policy Manuals

Tuesday, April 11th, 9am-12pm

28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752 Suite 125

Instructors:

  • Dr. Chris A. Scott, Executive Director, Valley Collaborative
  • Attorney Thomas Lent, Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP


Topics:

  • The Financial implications of MGL 43 of the Acts of 2012: “An Act Relative to improving Accountability and Oversight of Education Collaboratives”

  • Understanding the Collaborative Articles of Agreement through the lens of a business manager and board member

  • Developing business office operations and procedure manuals

  • Supporting the role of the collaborative treasurer

  • Employee and student policy manuals

Questions? Please email Alison at moecadmin@tec-coop.org