You are invited to attend an online session on:
Monitoring School District Financial Condition
The New York State Education Department
Office of Educational Management Services
Is the State's education economy sustainable in the long-run? How can a school district balance education reform with financial stability? School districts operating in this challenging economic environment need to ensure that resources are sufficient to meet their obligations. This session will provide an overview of the current fiscal climate confronting districts and approaches for monitoring school district financial condition with both short-term strategies and long-term planning. Staff will share highlights of 2010 statutory changes affecting school district management.
Who should participate?
School district business officials and other central office administrators with responsibility for monitoring school district financial condition.
Wednesday October 27, 2010
*10:00 - 11:30
*Participants may begin signing onto the session at 9:30 a.m. -- the presentation will begin at 10 a.m.
The capacity of each online session is approximately 150 participants.
How do administrators access the training?
PRIOR TO THE SESSION: The training sessions will be conducted using Elluminate software. Check the software configuration of your computer by copying and pasting the following URL into your internet browser: http://ellum2.nyit.edu/. The first time you access Elluminate you may be prompted to download software (which can take between 2 and 20 minutes depending upon your Internet connection speed). If your computer has the appropriate Java software installed you will obtain a green checkmark notification upon accessing the webpage above. If not, you will be directed to download and install the required Java application. You can pre-configure your system with the required software by going to the support page located at: http://www.elluminate.com/support. This will ensure that you are able to access the session.
ON THE DAY OF THE SESSION: The system will be open 30 minutes prior to the start time of the session. Sign onto the session at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. Complete this task by copying and pasting the Web Address, also known as the URL, for the appropriate session into your internet browser. The URL’s for both days can be found in the table above. Please do not try to click on the URL or type into your browser. Retyping the link may cause problems as there are underscores in the address which are difficult to see. Be sure your computer speakers are on (not muted) to be able to hear the session.
Enter your name (First and Last) at the login prompt. No password is required; leave the password field blank.
Questions may be asked during the online program using the “Chat” window. We will provide additional directions on use of the chat window at the start of the session. We will be testing the volume by speaking to participants as they log in prior to the start of the formal session. If you sign in and do not hear anything for a number of minutes, please send us a note through the chat window and we will attempt to resolve the problem. The phone number in the computer lab where the sessions will be held is 518-473-7095.