2017 MASBO Institute
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3/6/2017 to 3/9/2017
When: Monday, March 6 - Thursday, March 9
Where: University of Minnesota - Continuing Education Center
1890 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55108
United States

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All registrations must be accompanied by full payment/purchase order to reserve your place at the event.

Registration is now closed. Please contact the MASBO office for more information.

MASBO Institute is a four-day, intensive introduction to all areas of school business management. It is a comprehensive introduction for those new to the profession, and an effective way for those already in the profession to gain a wider overview and perspective of school business functions.

MASBO Institute utilizes presenters from school districts, state agencies, and the private sector to provide a solid introduction to the world of school business. The Institute is helpful for those who are new to the profession, and also to those who have worked in school business, but want to broaden their knowledge base. In addition, attendees leave the Institute with a network of peers and industry professionals who can provide information and support for years to come. Registration fees include all sessions, materials, and meals. Attendees may commute, or there is a a nearby hotel with a reduced lodging rate that also has a shuttle service directly to the Institute location.

View the agenda here

Areas covered include:

  • Accounting/UFARS
  • Audits
  • Budgeting
  • Cash Management & Investing
  • Community Education
  • Construction and Vehicle Purchases
  • Employee Benefits
  • Food Service
  • General Education Funding Formulas
  • Legal Issues for School Business Officials
  • Long Term Facilities Maintenance and Health & Safety
  • Maintenance Of Effort
  • MDE Website
  • MN K-12 Education Finance System
  • Personnel Issues
  • Physical Plant Management
  • Planning School Facilities
  • Purchasing Management
  • Risk Management (including Worker's Compensation)
  • School Business Official- Role and Relationships
  • SERVS Financial
  • Special Pupils
  • State Special Education Aids
  • Submission Timeline Calendars & EDRS
  • Summer Levy
  • Tools For Financing Capital Projects
  • Transportation Management & Funding
  • Tuition Billing
  • Uniform Grant Guidance


MASBO Institute utilizes presenters from MDE, school districts, and the private sector to provide sessions on the above topics geared just for the school business manager. The days’ schedule follows; please see the agenda for a detailed schedule for each day.

Monday, March 6
8:30am-9:00am Arrival/Registration/Breakfast
9:00am-5:00pm Sessions

Tuesday, March 7
8:00am-8:15am Arrival/Breakfast
8:15am-5:00pm Sessions

Wednesday, March 8
8:00am-8:15am Arrival/Breakfast
8:15am-4:45pm Sessions

Thursday, 9
8:00am-8:15am Arrival/Breakfast
8:15am-3:45pm Sessions

2017 MASBO Institute Rates

MASBO Members $420
Non-Members $520

Your registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks each day. Food is served buffet style, and includes options for attendees with dietary restrictions.

Attire is business casual.

Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Continuing Education Center.


MASBO Institute will be held at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, at 1890 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN.


If you will be commuting to the Institute, park in lot S104, which is located directly behind the Continuing Education Center. Parking in this lot is included in your MASBO registration. When you drive into lot S104, let the parking attendant know that you are with MASBO.

Univeristy of Minnesota Continuing Education Center location, Saint Paul MN

Out of Town Attendees

MASBO has secured a block of rooms at the Radisson Roseville, approximately a five-minute drive from the CEC. If you are staying at the Radisson, a free shuttle will take you to the Institute each morning and bring you back at the end of the day. The hotel will provide a complimentary shuttle service at specific times listed below.

Monday, 3/6
8:15am - shuttle departs Radisson
5:15pm - shuttle pick up at U of M

Tuesday, 3/7
7:45am - shuttle departs Radisson
5:15pm - shuttle pick up at U of M

Wednesday, 3/8
7:45am - shuttle depart Radisson
5:00pm - shuttle pick up at U of M

Thursday, 3/9
7:45am - shuttle departs Radisson
4:00pm - shuttle pick up at U of M


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Radisson Roseville, with a rate of $97 per night single/double. To reserve your room, call the hotel directly to make your reservations, and reference that you are with MASBO; or go to the website and use promo code MASBO.

Radisson Roseville
2540 Cleveland Avenue North, Roseville, MN
(651) 636-4567
Room Block Deadline: February 17, 2017

If you are staying at the hotel and using a school credit card without your name on it, you must complete a Third-Party Credit Card Authorization Form.

Third-Party Credit Card Authorization Form (PDF)

The Radisson is located just a few blocks from Rosedale Center, and is near a wide variety of eating and shopping establishments.

Attendance Requirements

Successful completion of the MASBO Institute requires attendance at all sessions. Please advise the moderator or MASBO Executive Director if a situation arises that requires you to miss a session or leave early.

You will receive another confirmation with more details in February. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Connie Nordquist at 651-999-8424 or cnordquist@mnasbo.org.

CE Credits

MASBO will apply for Continuing Educations credits for the program; the number of credits will be dependent on the hours of the program.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by the MASBO office at least 5 business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

Audio/Video Policy: Registration and attendance at, or participation at association events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to association’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

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