Finance Hot Topics


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This presentation is part of the IASA Finance Knowledge workshop conducted on February 24, 2011.

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Finance Hot Topics

  1. 1. Finance Knowledge <ul><li>IASA Sponsored Administrative Academy # 462 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Hot Topics <ul><li>February 9, 2011 </li></ul>
  3. 4. Budget, Budget, Budget
  4. 8. Have you thanked your local legislator if he/she voted for the income tax increase?
  5. 9. Talking Points <ul><li>Pay off all of FY 2010 bills </li></ul><ul><li>Able to stay current with existing state owed payments </li></ul><ul><li>Keep present programs and return to previous levels such as Transportation </li></ul>
  6. 10. Keep up on hot topics
  7. 11. Performance Counts Act
  8. 12. Stand for Children In Illinois <ul><li>A great teacher and principal for every student </li></ul><ul><li>Schools with the flexibility and resources to meet individual learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>College and career ready graduation standards </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments that measure critical thinking and problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Data systems that tell us if students are on track and principals and teachers are helping their students adequately progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Support for struggling students and intervention in chronically low-performing schools </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded learning time, a rich curriculum, and teacher planning and collaboration. </li></ul>
  9. 13. Stand for Children In Illinois - Survey <ul><li>Four out of five of you believe it should be easier for principals to let ineffective teachers go – even if they have tenure. </li></ul><ul><li>Three quarters of you believe that we should base tenure on how effective a teacher is at getting students to grow academically – not just on seniority. </li></ul><ul><li>Not only do you support these changes, you believe they will dramatically improve Illinois schools. </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>Nine out of 10 of you believe that school districts and teacher’s unions should have to engage in fact-finding before teachers can go on strike. That means spending more time trying to find a solution before a strike can happen – which has a big impact on families. </li></ul><ul><li>Nine out of 10 of you also believe a strike should be used only as an absolute last resort.   </li></ul>
  11. 15. Possible Outcomes <ul><li>Easier way to dismiss tenured teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Stand Group put $1M into last fall elections </li></ul><ul><li>Group raised $2.6M before law changes </li></ul><ul><li>Mirrored after Colorado law </li></ul>
  12. 16. Administrators need to do more... <ul><li>We need to evaluate teachers better. </li></ul><ul><li>Need accountability systems </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure will be on administrators </li></ul>
  13. 26. Problem with Illinois
  14. 27. Canoe “Czar” $85,000 State Employee
  15. 28. Where there is a will there is a way!
  16. 29. RTTT in three weeks
  17. 31. Pension Reform in 15 hours
  18. 33. Pension Details <ul><li>Age 67 for full benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Capping salaries to determine benefits at $106,800 with growth of 1/2 CPI-U </li></ul><ul><li>Effective January 1, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation is flawed </li></ul>
  19. 34. 1:1 <ul><li>Transformational way to educate students </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to my new series of Podcasts on this topic </li></ul><ul><li>Can you name a strategy that would bring your district to the top achieving school district in Illinois? </li></ul>
  20. 37. Mooresville Statistics <ul><li>From 38 to 8 in student achievement in two years after 1:1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May be number 1 this year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased suspensions </li></ul><ul><li>All 34 sub-categories meet NCLB except 1 </li></ul>
  21. 44. IASA Professional Development Activities
  22. 45. New Social Network
  23. 47. IASA Social Network <ul><li>Web based </li></ul><ul><li>Looks and feels like Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Username and password required </li></ul><ul><li>Home screen is a dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Provide your own personal information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone #, District, Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Status - what are doing right now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog - what are you working on </li></ul></ul>
  24. 48. <ul><li>Only published to selected members </li></ul><ul><li>Can form your own sub groups </li></ul><ul><li>Can see who else is logged in </li></ul><ul><li>Can see who has posted new content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like an RSS feed with numbers in red </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Has a search function </li></ul><ul><li>Threaded discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Wikie - to post videos, files, PP, etc... </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with others on a document like Google Docs, Open Office </li></ul>
  25. 49. Popular IASA Administrative Academies
  26. 50. Remediation & Evaluation of Tenured & Non-Tenured Teachers Tenured & Non-Tenured Teachers Tenured & Non-Tenured Teachers
  27. 51. Finance Knowledge
  28. 52. Classroom Walkthrough App
  29. 57. RV’s Top Ten Technology Uses for School Administrators <ul><li>Dr. Richard Voltz </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Association of School Administrators </li></ul>
  30. 59. iPad Use for Educators
  31. 60. Save The Date High Performance Leadership HPL’11 March 9, 2011 at Glendale Heights March 10, 2011 at Springfield March 10, 2011 at Springfield March 10, 2011 at Springfield March 10, 2011 at Springfield March 10, 2011 at Springfield March 10, 2011 at Springfield
  32. 61. Dr. Jim Warford Executive Director of the Florida Association of School Administrators Senior Advisor for Dr. Bill Daggett Today’s Students Are Wired Different!