School finance is a complicated subject. As board members, it is important to know the basics. Learn from the experts about state and local funding, levies and five-year forecasts. Become your district's expert and find out how to access data and what questions to ask.

This workshop is Stop 2 in the 2020 New Board Member Passport. The passport includes six workshops that expose you to topics that are important to new board members in their first year. Visit www.ohioschoolboards.org/passport to learn more.

Agenda

8:45 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
9 a.m.
State funding formula: What school board members should know
Aaron Rausch, director, Office of Budget and School Funding, Ohio Department of Education
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:40 a.m.
School-funding implications: EdChoice vouchers and HB 305
Dr. Howard Fleeter, consultant, Ohio Education Policy Institute
12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1 p.m.
Understanding five-year forecasts
Matt Bunting, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.
1:55 p.m.
Break
2:05 p.m.
Levies, levies, levies and local funding
Mike Sobul, Forecast5 Analytics Inc.
3 p.m.
Wrap-up and adjourn