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PRESIDENT’SMESSAGE WAYNE HART FASBO President, Polk County Schools Florida Association of School Business Officials F•A•S•B•O We Want to Hear from You FASBO encourages submissions for consideration as feature material in Florida School Business in any of the following subject areas: • AUDITING • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT • ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY • FACILITIES PLANNING AND OPERATIONS • FINANCE • FIXED ASSETS/PROPERTY CONTROL • FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE • HUMAN RESOURCES • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • MAINTENANCE • PURCHASING • RISK MANAGEMENT • TRANSPORTATION Feature articles are typically 1,500 to 2,500 words in length, although this standard is flexible depending on the subject. You should consider your article a tool for school business officials and not a vehicle for promotion of products or services. We encourage you to submit supporting artwork such as photographs, charts, tables and graphs. Send your brief editorial proposal and information as to your professional affiliation to Sid Tally, editor, Florida School Business, via e-mail at rtally1@cfl.rr.com. Greetings from the Florida Association of School Business Officials. This issue of Florida School Business includes an insightful update on the 2010 legislative session as presented by Dr. Wayne Blanton of the Florida School Boards Association. Other articles include an interesting discussion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and an enlightening perspective on how one school district in Florida handled the H1N1 (swine flu) crisis. In addition to providing timely articles in its professional magazine, FASBO’s Board of Directors puts together an annual conference that addresses many of the current issues facing school business officials. The Board is currently planning the 44th Annual Conference. This year’s event is being held in Kissimmee at the Gaylord Palm’s Resort and Convention Center and is scheduled for October 4– 8. Please mark your calendars! This year’s conference theme is “Explore the Opportunities.” General session speakers are designed to address topics of interest to a cross section of attendees. Lots of smaller mini-sessions cover a wide variety of topics designed to appeal to specific school business areas. Rounding out the week’s agenda is a trade show including more than 50 vendors exhibiting a wide variety of new products, software, furniture and equipment. The overall mission of the annual conference is to provide an environment for learning and the sharing of ideas. Take a close look at the conference preview in this issue and visit the organization’s website at www.fasbo.org. A key initiative for the Board this year is to increase membership. You will soon be receiving communication from an officer or director extending a welcome to join FASBO or renew your membership. If you’re already a member, we’ll be seeking your comments and suggestions on how to improve the organization. Our goal is to have FASBO’s presence in every school district in Florida. The goal is ambitious, but with the Board’s energy and efforts, it’s doable! It has been an honor to serve as president along with such a great group of dedicated officers and directors. Now is the time for you to volunteer and get involved and broaden your school business perspective as a FASBO Board member, we need your help! There’s no better time than now! Enjoy this issue of Florida School Business, and plan to attend the annual conference in Kissimmee October 4–8, 2010! Wayne Hart, CPA www.fasbo.org FASBO 7 http://www.fasbo.org http://www.fasbo.org http://www.fasbo.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida School Business - Spring/Summer 2010

Florida School Business - Spring/Summer 2010
Message from the President
Big Issues for Schools: Budget, Class Size
ARRA Funds: Fueling Education Reform in Florida
District Ready for H1N1
2010 FASBO Conference Preview
Advertisers Marketplace
Index of Advertisers

Florida School Business - Spring/Summer 2010