A02: Overview of School Finance for Technology (CTO required course)

Welcome to the MSBO Certification Course

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There are many types of technology & related expenses your school district should budget for. In this session, we will review those types and what makes up their cost. We will complete an overview of school finance, millages and bonds, and the operation of a business office. We will look at the questions of: Where and how do grants and donations fit into the process? How does “depreciation,” “total cost of ownership” (TCO), and “return on investment” (ROI) work into the equation? What are the various purchasing plans and regulations? How to negotiate rates with technology vendors. What is E-Rate 2.0? Should a district purchase or lease equipment? We will cover all these areas by reviewing the basics of the planning and budgeting process.