The New Jersey School Boards Association on Thursday, Feb. 21 is offering a School Finance Conference focusing on the budget process and other aspects of school finance. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, N.J. 08550.

Training will include a session, A View from the Playing Field, featuring an expert-led panel discussion on cost-saving measures, procurement, and health care.

Understanding the fiscal and practical impact of changing health care plans or creating new healthcare coverage alternatives is crucial. Further, many experienced administrators struggle with the practical realities of procurement. The panel discussion will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners in the areas of procurement and health insurance negotiations.

Learn about the legal requirements for procurement, as well as what to expect, both at the table and in administering the changes.  The session will include an opportunity for attendees to pose questions to the panelists.

The School Finance Conference will also include an overview on school funding in New Jersey by Michael Vrancik, NJSBA’s director of governmental relations; breakout sessions on a variety of topics; and a networking “Lunch and Learn,” featuring hot topics in school finance. Review the full agenda.

Cost/Registration Information The cost is $99 per person. Registration of school board members and other district staff who have been reported to NJSBA through the completion of the district census form may be completed online, but only by the school business administrator, who must attach a scanned copy of the purchase order with the registration.

Who Should Attend? School board members, business administrators, superintendents, school human resource professionals, and district staff members with an interest in school finance, employee health care, and procurement.

For questions regarding this program, please email Lou Schimenti.