The ACSA School Business academy provides a 100-hour, ten weekend, comprehensive, concentrated curriculum tailored to the unique demands of business management in the education setting. The academy focuses on building the practical skills and understanding of organization principles required for today’s administrators.
This academy meets the requirements of Section II for Chief Business Official certification from the California Association of School Business Officials.
With approval from a CCTC-approved Tier II program, Academy hours may be used to fulfill a portion of the ATP Practicum or fieldwork requirements for Tier II programs.
Specific themes include:
Leadership, organization and personnel relationships in business services
- Selection, training and supervision of staff
- Superintendent, CBO, board relations
- Strategic planning
- Leadership characteristics of CBO
Budget preparation and control
- Legal provisions and restrictions
- Estimating attendance, enrollments, income and expenditures
- Budget, calendar planning and development
- Managing school district budgets including site-based curriculum and curriculum-driven budgets
School finance, accounting and auditing
- Standard account code structures
- History of school finance
- Financing alternatives
- Understanding base revenue limits and Special Ed funding
- Purpose of auditing
- Attendance accounting
- Facilities planning, construction and financing
- Purchasing and warehousing
- Pupil transportation
- Food services
- Technology and information management
- Risk management
- Maintenance and operations
The ACSA School Business Academy is the only source of specialized training in all facets of school business operations available to new or aspiring administrators. Presentations and discussion sessions are led by seasoned professionals who use practical examples of effective business management techniques.
The academy meets on Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*
*Please note that Saturday hours for this academy may vary.