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CASBO Certification Courses - July 11-12, 2017
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7/11/2017 to 7/12/2017
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Where: AETN Studio
350 S. Donaghey
Conway, Arkansas  72034
United States
Contact: Mitch Walton

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July 11-12, 2017


AETN Studio


Conway, Arkansas


The Arkansas Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) has scheduled six sessions of certification classes for Tuesday, July 11 & Wednesday, July 12 at the AETN Studio on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.  Plan on attending the classes and learn valuable information and updates in public school finance as well as meeting and networking with other school business officials from throughout the state.  

These classes will provide twelve (12) hours of credit towards the Tier 1 12-hour initial training as required by Act 730 for new business managers. If you are a new business manager or if your district has a new business manager, then this is required training for this position.

If you are unable to attend on-site in Conway, the CASBO classes (except for Tier 1 training on Wednesday) will be “live streamed” as an alternative option.  To “live stream” the CASBO classes you must create an account through ArkansasIDEAS.  If you have previously live streamed classes you can use your existing ArkansasIDEAS account.  To create an account, go to:


Live streaming registration closes Friday, June 30, with no exceptions.  Do not delay!

Registration for SF401A - Annual Tier 1 Update:

  • CASBO participants registering online for SF401A-Annual Tier1 Update will not be charged for the class in the registration process.

  • Those wishing to receive CASBO Certification Credit for SF401A-Annual Tier 1 Update will register and be billed on-site at the training session on Wednesday, July 12.

CPE Credit for CPAs NOW AVAILABLE for five of the CASBO classes!!!

If you are a CPA, all of the CASBO classes on July 11-12 (with the exception of CASBO SF401A) qualify for CPE credit in the following fields of study:

  • SF101A School Finance-Revenue:  Accounting

  • SF101B School Finance-Expenditures:  Accounting

  • SM102 School Business Management-School Ethics & Audit Compliance:  Auditing (Governmental)

  • PS101 Introduction to Purchasing & Supply Management:  Business Management & Organization

  • SF105 Understanding Your State Funding Printout & Adequacy Matrix:  Finance


The following conditions must be met as well:

  • You must attend in person

  • You must sign in & sign out and complete other paperwork on-site

  • While registering, please check the appropriate box if you wish to sign up for the CPE credit and list your CPA license number


Additional information:

  • No Prerequisites are needed

  • Who Should Attend?  Superintendents & School Business Officials including CPAs

  • Advanced preparation:  Class presentation material will be sent to all participants to preview before the classes

  • Program Level:  Basic

  • Delivery Method:  Group-Live

You are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  Online registration will close on Saturday, July 1.

Registration:   AAEA/AASBO Member - $30 per class.    Non Member - $45 per class



PLEASE NOTE:  You have two options when registering for this event.  

  • Onsite Attend the CASBO classes in person

  • Live Streaming Participate in the CASBO classes by viewing on your computer  (Streaming not available for CPAs wanting CPE credit)

Be careful what you select during the registration process - Onsite or Live Streaming





Tuesday, July 11

7:30 - 9:00      Registration

9:00 - 11:00    SF101A School Finance-Revenue

                         Instructor:  Dr. Greg Murry, Superintendent, Conway Public School

                         Description:  Introductory class covering local, state and federal sources of revenue.

11:00 - 12:10  Lunch on your own

12:20 - 2:20    SF101B School Finance-Expenditures

                         Instructor:  Dr. Greg Murry, Superintendent, Conway Public Schools

                         Description:  Introductory class covering expenditures by fund, function and object codes.

2:30 - 4:30      SM 102 School Business Management-School Ethics & Audit Compliance

                         Instructor:  Freeman Wish, Business Manager, Clarksville School District

                         Description:  Introductory class covering management principles including ethics regulations and

                         laws and audit requirements.


Wednesday, July 12

7:30 - 9:00

9:00 - 11:00   PS101 Introduction to Purchasing & Supply Management

                        Instructor:  Shawn Higginbotham, Associate Superintendent, Lake Hamilton School District

                        Description:  Introductory class covering purchasing policies, procedures, purchase orders &

                        requisitions, purchasing laws and ethics and other purchasing considerations.

11:00 - 12:10   Lunch on your own

12:20 - 2:20   SF105 Understanding Your State Aid Printout & Adequacy Matrix

                        Instructor:  Mr. Kelly Hayes, Comptroller, Springdale School District

                        Description:  Course explaining funding sources associated with the State Aid Notice, Adequacy

                        Matrix and funding calculation methods as well as Educational Excellence Trust Fund


2:30 - 4:30      SF401A Tier 1 Annual Update

                         Instructor:  Dr. Richard Abernathy, Executive Director, AAEA

                         Description:  Two-hour annual financial update required by A.C.A 6-20-2004 for superintendents,

                         education cooperative directors, open-enrollment public charter school directors, and school

                         district business managers.  This session also counts as a two-hour elective for the CASBO

                         certification program.  This training can also be used to meet the required Tier 2 training if

                         allowed by district.  Tier 2 financial training is required for all district employees who are involved

                         in the process of recording and/or reporting school or district financial transactions.



Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn

805 Amity Road, Conway, AR 72032

CASBO conference rate - $97.00

For reservations call 501-329-1444 or Toll free 1-877-STAY-HGI

Request Group Code - “AEA”

Cut-off for CASBO rate is Friday, June 23.

CASBO Contacts at AAEA:

Amy McNabb, AAEA Professional Development Assistant,

Robyn Keene, AAEA School Finance Consultant,

Mitch Walton, AAEA Director of Professional Development,

AAEA Office Number:  501-372-1691

Certification/Program Policies:  For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our office at 501-372-1691

AAEA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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