SBA Solutions, Inc.
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Inc. can provide the
following cost-effective services.
New School Business
School boards and superintendents of schools have a great deal
of district money and credibility invested in their newly hired
school business administrators (SBA). The SBA's role continues to expand in scope and complexity
each year. Providing your new SBA with an experienced mentor is an inexpensive and
effective method to increase the probability of success.
We will work with the Superintendent of Schools and the School
Board to identify the expected outcomes for the mentoring and
develop an approved mentoring plan. We will then work with
district administration and the new SBA to implement the approved mentoring plan.
Long-Term Financial Planning
Is your school district managing its budget and operations
without a written long-term plan, making decisions from one year
to the next based on the potentially myopic realities of short-term politics and
in reaction to unforeseen economic conditions?
We will work with your school board and district administration
to identify or revise your district's vision, mission, belief,
and operational parameter statements. We will then examine
your district's goals, strategic plan, and board policies for
alignment with these governance statements. We will
examine your district's financial history and current condition
and then prepare a written long-term financial plan designed to
achieve the vision and mission of your district.
School Board Training in
Does your school board need or want training in school budget
development and monitoring from an independent expert?
We will work with your district administration and school board
to design and conduct training in school business finance for
your school board and, if desired, district administration.
Is your Business Office, Facilities Department, or Food Service
Program operating efficiently and effectively?
Are they over or under staffed? Do the staff members have the
proper skills, training, and guidance to optimize their job
performance? Are these Departments and Programs an integral part of
your district's success or are they bystanders or, worse, obstacles to success?
We will work with your district administration, and or school
board if desired, to identify their goals. We will then conduct
studies to evaluate and recommend any changes to these programs
necessary to achieve those goals.
Student enrollment projections should be recalculated each Fall
in preparation for budget development. Does your school
district have an enrollment calculator that is extremely
accurate, easy to update, and presentation friendly?
We will work with your district administration to design and
program a student enrollment projection calculator with a
variety of statistical analyses presented in an easy to understand
format. Annually thereafter, we can update these
projections for a low fee or your district administration can do
the work itself.
Demographic & Facilities Use Studies
Comprehensive demographic and facilities use studies are an
essential planning tool and are required/advised for
certain capital projects. Is your district paying exorbitant fees for a
boiler plate study?
We will work with district administration to conduct
comprehensive demographic and facilities use studies using the
statistical methodology required by the New York State Education
Department. Our comprehensive written report will include
an easy to read executive summary followed by a technical
section written to comply with academic publishing standards.
Total salaries and benefits
typically account for approximately 75 percent of a school
district's general fund budget, with teacher salaries and
benefits accounting for approximately 50 percent. When it
comes time for costing out negotiations proposals, your school
board and district administration should be able to receive
detailed and accurate answers on the fly to many of their
questions regarding costs under a variety of 'what if'
We will work with your central office administration and, if desired,
school board to identify the potential variables that might
be considered during negotiations. We will then design and
program an easy to use calculator that will accurately process
the identified variables. The calculator will be
programmed at the individual staff member level and will roll up
these data into bargaining unit level analysis. A very
small investment in this capability will empower school boards
to make better decisions regarding this majority expenditure.
Does your school district have a written plan for records
management and records access? Is your district still using
paper-based records? Is your district using precious administrative
office space to house filing cabinets? Can your district's staff
members search for and retrieve archived records within seconds?
What is your district's disaster prevention and recovery plan for
paper-based records - how will your district save them or recover them
from fire, water, or mold damage?
We will work with your Records Management Officer (RMO) and your
Records Access Officer (RAO) to prepare and implement a written
records management and records access plan that addresses the
issues identified above.
Administration & Hosting
Does your school district, municipality, business have a
website? Why, or why not? If it does, what is its purpose
and is it achieving that purpose? Does it cost too much to
maintain? Is it more difficult dealing with the web
designer, web administrator, and web hosting company than it
We will provide a low cost, comprehensive solution for your
website woes. We will work with you to determine
everything you want your website to be and what you want it to
accomplish. We will then design, host, and administer your
website all for a very reasonable annual cost.
We will work with you on a variety of special projects.
Our general approach to any project is to work with the decision
makers to identify the parameters of the project and develop an
approved plan. Typically this plan will include gathering
necessary and valuable input from effected stakeholders,
determining available organizational resources, developing a
written plan for realistically achieving the purposes of the
project, and then assisting in the implementation of the