MASB Participates in Conference for Financially Distressed Districts, Offers Resources

John Tramontana

By John Tramontana, MASB Director of Communications, PR & Marketing

DashBoard, Nov. 30, 2016

Hundreds of school leaders from districts across Michigan gathered on Monday to learn how to stay in the black and get on the path to financial stability. The Treasury Department’s Office of School Review and Fiscal Accountability Conference was held at the Lansing Center. 

Participants heard from education experts, including MASB, regarding the resources available to help districts get out of financial distress. 

“Treasury has really stepped up in the last couple years and tried to be more of an ally, instead of being a hammer—which is something we’ve encouraged them to do for years,” said MASB Executive Director Don Wotruba, CAE. “Any event or group that’s out there that can help a district move in the right direction financially, put the right structures in place, we want to be a part of that. Any time districts can show that they’re making positive steps toward improvement, it just makes it that much easier for Treasury to continue to be a resource and not a punitive measure.”

Participants also were able to network with other leaders in similar situations and have their questions answered. 

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