Instructor: Mike Maxwell

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An in-depth review of the federal and state leave laws for education employees. Topics to include sick leave, personal leave, catastrophic, and military leave. Review of the requirements under the Family Medical Leave Act and discussion of other types of extended leaves
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
Financial management is essential for all areas of school business including those with or without an accounting background. Now more than ever, school business officials must synchronize the actions of business units and the goals of the school district so that the educational resources are expended in the most efficient manner possible, especially in the classroom. This session will address financial management techniques for developing long range plans and making management decisions based on school district data, plans and goals.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
This course provides an overview of governmental accounting and financial reporting for local school districts. This session will review the specialized accounting rules, guidelines and practices applicable to local school districts.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
With this purchase, up to 9 hours of continuing education can be obtained if all courses are completed.
June 22, 2022 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
This course will focus on effective procurement practices. Session will focus on developing the foundation for contract/ purchasing function in the school district. Topics will include purchasing practices and procedures, the Alabama Competitive Bid Law, Public Works Law, contracts specification writing, for products and services, disposal of surplus property, utilization of purchasing cooperatives and common issues/ problems with contracts and procurement.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
The two-part session will focus on processing and bids and contracts. The session will cover various legal issues that affect purchasing including bid, performance and payment bonds, contractor insurance coverage to mitigate risk, school safety requirements for contractors. Learn about the competitive bid process including determining the solicitation method need, writing the solicitation document, advertising or contacting vendors to request quotes, bids, or proposals, evaluating the quotes, bids, proposals and awarding/ negotiating the contract.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
This session addresses the issues of school funding for school districts in Alabama. Course will include state and federal funding allocation formulas, fiscal accountability law, financial reporting and the Alabama school accounting manual.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
Financial reporting is the communication of information regarding an educational entity's accounting activities. This course will focus on the reporting activities including, but not limited to, presentation of the government's annual financial statements and related reports, financial information submitted to state and federal regulatory and granting agencies, budget to actual comparison reports, management reporting, and other financial reports for internal and external use.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
This two-part session will focus on the school budget monitoring process. Subjects include financial forecasting and projections, budget amendments, budget analysis techniques and sample reports being utilized for budget performance analysis.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!
This course will focus on the automation of the payroll/personnel process by utilization of technology. Session will focus on effective practices to streamline the business process in payroll/personnel to make the offices more efficient and effective.
October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, Online session available to start anytime!