Essentials Courses Summer Bootcamp in July


This July, OASBO will be holding its annual Bootcamp with all six of our Essentials courses offered back-to-back over a two week period. These courses have been designed for those seeking their treasurer's license through OASBO's ODE Approved Pathway, or other school business officials wanting a refresher. 

Please note that this will be the only in-person offerings in FY24 for Essentials of Human Resources, Essentials of Business Operations, Essentials of Financial Management, and Essentials of Leadership. After July, these 4 offerings will be available for purchase to watch on demand.

Essentials of School Funding and Finance and Essentials of Budgeting and Forecasting will be offered again in FY24. They must be attended in person. After in-person attendance, you will also have access to the recordings.

Each course must be registered for separately, and seats are limited. You may choose to attend one or all six courses. The cost for each seminar includes the cost the Official Curriculum Guide/Manual for each course. 

Cost per Course: Member $200 | Non-Member $400

Click on the titles listed below to learn more about each course and register.

July 10-11 - Essentials of Financial Management & Administration
A course that provides comprehensive content in the areas of history and evolution of school districts, roles and relationships, governing laws and regulations, Board and negotiations, fund accounting, USAS coding, student activities and booster groups, purchasing, proper purpose, credit cards, and investments.

July 12-13 - Essentials of School Funding & Finance
This course provides a survey of the skills needed by a CFO/COO when involved with the formulas and systems for public financing of education. Participants will review state and local sources of funds, the methods and responsibilities of managing local, state, and federal revenues, and the impact of the state data processing system (EMIS) on the district's state funds.

July 14 & 17 - Essentials of Budgeting & Forecasting
This course provides comprehensive content in the following areas: budget development; revenue and expenditure cash flow; forecasting and forecasting assumptions and content on the ASBO International’s Meritorious Budget Award Program.

July 18-19 - Essentials of Human Resources
A course in human resources for all types of business officials, including: business managers/business operations professionals, food service supervisors/directors, transportation supervisors/directors, and treasurers/CFOs. The course will provide comprehensive content in the areas of hiring, compensation, employment laws, leave provisions, performance review, incentive pay, discipline, and separation from employment. 

July 20-21 - Essentials of Business Operations
A course in business operations for those seeking their business manager or treasurer's license, or those school business professionals wanting information in the areas of risk management, school safety & security, IT security, facilities utilization, inventory and fixed assets, bidding, contracts, 412 certificate, school facilities and construction, transportation, food and nutrition.

Aug. 7 - Essentials of Leadership
A course in leadership for those seeking their treasurer’s license through OASBO’s, ODE Approved Pathway 3, for those seeking their business manager license, or those school business professionals wanting information in the areas of characteristics of leadership and the role of the treasurer/CFO; school district management – relationship with the board of education and superintendent; district's strategic plan; management and development of staff; and advocacy and the legislative process.

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