2024 Spring GSBA New Board Member Orientation - Perry, GA
Start Date 02/06/2024 08:30 AM
End Date 02/07/2024 04:00 PM
Address Houston County Board of Education Annex. 1600 Macon Road. Perry, GA 31069
Registration is closed for the event.

2024 Spring New Board Member Orientation

Tuesday, February 6 - Wednesday, February 7, 2024

9:00am-4:00pm

In-Person only

 

GSBA is pleased to offer New Board Member Orientation training. State law and state board rules require school board members to obtain board governance training each year. First-year board members are required to secure fifteen total hours of training. New board members will hear from expert special guests from the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia School Superintendents Association, and the Georgia School Boards Association.

 

The first day consists of 6 hours of training credit focused on financial governance for new public school board members and new charter school board members, provided by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE). On the second day, new school board members will secure an additional 6 hours of training credits emphasizing multiple topics such as legal issues, roles and responsibilities, parliamentary procedure, and the Georgia Standards for Effective Governance.


NOTE: The first 3 hours of the first day meet the requirement for 3 hours of Finance Training for Charter Schools, Local Boards, as it's provided by the Georgia DOE. This does not apply to Local School Boards whose school systems are Charter Systems. The price for Charter School board members to attend the 3-hour training is $75.

 

 

REGISTRATION INFO:

The cost to attend this workshop is $400. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Leigh Crow, lcrow@gsba.com no later than 5 business days (Tuesday, January 30, 2024) before the event and will assess a $70 fee per individual. No refunds will be provided after this date.

 

 

LOCATION:

New Board Member Orientation will be held in meeting Room A at the Houston County Board of Education Annex 1600 Macon Road, Perry GA 31069.

  

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Rooms are blocked at the following hotel. Please utilize the reservation link below or call the hotel direct and indicate you are part of the Georgia School Boards Association. 

 

Hotel Name: Hilton Garden Inn & Suites Warner Robins

Hotel Address: 207 Willie Lee Pkwy, Warner Robins 31093

Hotel Phone Number: 478.971.1550

Group Name: Georgia School Boards Association

Check-in: Monday, February 5, 2024      

Check-out: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Reservation Link: Please call the phone number above to make reservations.

Cutoff Date for Reservations: January 5, 2024

 

 

Workshop Agenda

Agenda subject to change

 

DAY 1

 

8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:50 AM

Welcome & Overview
Valarie Wilson, Executive Director, GSBA

Dr. Samuel King, Director of Board Development, GSBA

Amy Rowell, Director, Financial Review & Grants Accounting, GADOE

Georgia DOE Finance Training

9:00 AM

Fiscal Responsibilities of Board Members
Amy Rowell

9:15 AM

Federal Funds and Program Management
Dr. Ken Banter, Senior Program Manager, Title I, GADOE

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

Facilities and Transportation
Michael Sanders, Director of Facilities & Transportation, GADOE

11:15 AM

How Schools Are Funded in Georgia, QBE Overview
Jon Cooper, Budget Director, GADOE

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Budgeting; Financial Reporting and Fund Accounting
Amy Rowell

1:45 PM

Risk, Internal Controls, and Audits
Amy Rowell

Sara McLeod, Deputy Director, Georgia Department of Audits & Accounts

2:15 PM

Break

2:30 PM

Audit Report Overview

 

 

DAY 2

 

8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome & Overview
Valarie Wilson, Executive Director, GSBA

Dr. Samuel King, Director of Board Development, GSBA

 

9:15 AM

School Law for Board Members
Phil Hartley, Pereira, Kirby, Kinsinger & Nguyen, LLP
& GSBA Legal Counsel

10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Key Items of Importance for New School Board Members:
Roles and Responsibilities/Governance Standards

Zenda Bowie, Consultant, GSBA

John Zauner, Executive Director, Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA)

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Key Items of Importance for New School Board Members:

Governance Team Domains

Dr. Samuel King

Dr. Donna Hinton, Senior Board Development Specialist, GSBA

 

2:30 PM

Break

2:45 PM

GSBA Tools & Resources for Governance Teams

Sandra McGuire, Training & Support Manager, eBOARDsolutions

Julie Rhame, Director of Member Engagement, GSBA

3:45 PM

Wrap up & Evaluations


2024 New Board Member Orientation Agenda - Perry