LA Regional Meeting Features Special Sessions on Budgeting and Fundraising

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May 18, 2012 Please RSVP today for the LA Regional Meeting (this helps us with our logistics planning). We hope to see you on May 30, 2012 at 11a.m.! We are excited to share these wonderful sessions with you - from revisions to the National School Lunch Program, the how-to's of fundraising and even new approaches to managing your budgets.

Measuring Up: Using & Understanding Benchmarks for Budgeting

Presenter: Kelly Theofanis, Director of Client Management, Edtec Inc. & Alison Diaz, Executive Director, Environmental Charter Schools

Ever wonder what other charter schools are spending? This session will feature a comparative analysis of averages, ranges, and patterns in charter school expense data that provides valuable perspective to the budgeting process. Discussions will focus on interpreting and analyzing data, and how schools can use benchmarking to make better informed budget decisions.

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Updates

Presenter: Jacqueline Duvivier Castillo, Director, PUC Schools

In this session we will share recent publications and guidelines on: a) how to become your own Food Service Authority and access federal and state meal reimbursements, b) how to comply with county health department inspection compliance obligations, c) discuss Prop 39 shared campus meal program issues and AB 1594. This will be an open forum to bring all your questions and issues around meal programs at your schools to brainstorm, compare notes and share experiences, insights, know how and best practices.

Debunking the Myths of Fundraising: The Real Magic is in the Relationships

Presenter: David Factor, Vice President of Consulting Services, Executive Service Corps of Southern California

This session will focus on common myths which result in "fundraising avoidance behaviors", and the key perspective which can make fund development a normal, inclusive part of your culture.

In addition to these special sessions, CCSA will provide sessions on the following:

  • Special Education, Los Angeles Charter Schools Blazing the Trail of Innovation- Allison McGill, Special Education Advisor
  • Government Affairs, Updates from Capital - Cynthia Bryant, Senior Vice President Government Affairs
  • Renewing Charters in LAUSD - Sara Hernandez, Regional Director Policy and Advocacy
  • Business Managers Updates, Alice Miller, Director of Knowledge Management

We look forward to seeing you soon! If you have any questions feel free to contact Marisa Quintanar, Regional Director Policy and Advocacy, Los Angeles.