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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how one district streamlined processes to increase accuracy and efficiency of its MTRS reporting as well as the payroll professional's impact on it. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Has your district/town fallen behind on its MTRS reporting? How can you, the payroll professional, impact and support MTRS reporting? Hear how the Springfield Public Schools' payroll department streamlined their processes to increase accuracy and efficiency of its MTRS reporting. Even if another person/department on the school/town side is primarily responsible for MTRS reporting, payroll professionals in any district size or type can positively affect this process. After the presentation, attendees are invited to share elements of their in-district processes, as well as ask and answer questions of each other to enable additional learning.

    Angela Wang

    Payroll Director

    Springfield Public Schools

    David Coelho (Moderator)

    Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

    Lexington Public Schools

    David has been the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations with the Lexington Public Schools since July 2019.  Prior to joining Lexington, he was the Director of Finance in the Bedford Public Schools for sixteen years.  David came to public education after ten years of service in state government and the nonprofit sector.  He holds a BA in Government and Economics form Clark University and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn the nuances of payroll when people are categorized as employees, contractors, and interns. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Engage in a refresher on the essential rules and regulations governing the use of contractors vs. employees and on using student interns. Gain invaluable insights into best practices, ensuring compliance while maximizing efficiency. Explore a comprehensive overview of compensation options, empowering you to make informed decisions that drive success in your workforce development.

    Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr.

    Attorney

    Fletcher Tilton PC

  • Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Credits

    May 14, 2024, at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA. See Overview tab for registration details and Handouts tab for agenda.

    The MASBO Academy Pre-Conference is intended for aspiring School Business Administrators and current School Business Administrators in their first three years on the job. The agenda is linked on the Handouts tab.

  • Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

    May 14, 2024, at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA. See Overview tab for registration details and Handouts tab for agenda.

    The School Nutrition Pre-Conference is intended for anyone looking to increase their understanding of Massachusetts' School Nutrition program. The agenda is linked on the Handouts tab.

  • Contains 19 Component(s), Includes Credits

    March 13, 2024, Virtual, 8:45-3:00

    Learn and engage with MASBO members as they explore the challenges and resources for highly mobile students, learn current collective bargaining trends, review SOA plans and employment laws and regulations, and hear the FY25 budget forecast. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Shirley Fan-Chan

    Homeless Education State Coordinator

    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Kristen McKinnon

    Assistant Director of Student and Family Support

    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Elizabeth Valerio

    Attorney

    Valerio, Dominello & Hillman, LLC

    ELIZABETH B. VALERIO is a managing attorney at Valerio, Dominello & Hillman LLC, in Westwood, where she focuses her practice on public sector management-side labor and employment law and school law, representing school committees, cities, towns, and public agencies. She has extensive experience representing clients in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings before state and federal agencies. Ms. Valerio is experienced in both traditional and interest-based bargaining. She advises public sector employers regarding various school law, labor, employment, discrimination, and policy matters, and provides trainings for school committee members and administrators. For year, Ms. Valerio trained new school committee members throughout Massachusetts on collective bargaining for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Ms. Valerio has been recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” and served as a director for the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys for four years. She is a founding member and past president of the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys (COSA), served on the Wrentham School Committee for six years, and served for more than 15 years as a member and chair of the Wrentham Personnel Board. Ms. Valerio received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Boston University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.

    Karen Johnston

    Regional System of Support Coordinator

    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr.

    Attorney

    Fletcher Tilton PC

    Colin Jones

    Senior Policy Analyst

    Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center

    Daniel Gale

    Director of Finance and Operations

    Hudson Public Schools

    Daniel Gale has been in school finance since 2008 and has worked in Worcester, Clinton, Grafton, and now Hudson.  He graduated from Bucknell University with a major in Business Mgmt and from Clark University with a Master in Public Administration, and also completed the MASBO licensure program.  Daniel is currently on the Board of Directors of MASBO.  He enjoys professional development and collaborating with colleagues.  When not in the office, he enjoys playing all sports, especially golf, with friends and with his son.

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll

    Executive Director

    MASBO

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll is MASBO's Executive Director and was previously its Professional Development Coordinator. She started her career in private industry and then volunteered her time at her childrens' elementary school, overseeing the development and implementation of a new library media center and managing it for nine years. Margaret is in her 15th year as a Melrose School Committee member.

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    February 6, 2024, at the Milford DoubleTree Hotel, 8:00-3:00

    Learn and engage with MASBO members as they hear the challenges and benefits one district incurred when bringing transportation in-house, examine best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining educators of color, as well as through partnerships with local colleges and universities, and celebrate their role in the education of students across the Commonwealth. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Lindsey Albernaz

    Business Manager

    READS Collaborative

    Lindsey Albernaz is a Certified Public Accountant, former auditor in the Governmental and Nonprofit public accounting sector and is currently the Business Manager for READS Collaborative located in Middleboro, MA. While starting her career out in public accounting in 2005, Lindsey transitioned into the public education beginning as the joint Director of Business and Finance for the Somerset Public Schools and Somerset Berkley Regional School District in 2014. She joined READS Collaborative in 2019. Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in Taxation. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

    Brian Allen

    Chief Finance and Operations Officer

    Worcester Public Schools

    Samuel Rippin

    Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance

    Peabody Public Schools

    Julia Marko

    Director of Finance and Operations

    BART Charter Public School

    Robert O'Donnell

    Director of School Finance

    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Rob O’Donnell is the Director of School Finance at DESE. The unit that he oversees is responsible for the Chapter 70 program, charter tuition and reimbursement calculations, school choice, the End of Year Report data collection, and the development of related data reports.

    Daniel Gale

    Director of Finance and Operations

    Hudson Public Schools

    Daniel Gale has been in school finance since 2008 and has worked in Worcester, Clinton, Grafton, and now Hudson.  He graduated from Bucknell University with a major in Business Mgmt and from Clark University with a Master in Public Administration, and also completed the MASBO licensure program.  Daniel is currently on the Board of Directors of MASBO.  He enjoys professional development and collaborating with colleagues.  When not in the office, he enjoys playing all sports, especially golf, with friends and with his son.

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll

    Executive Director

    MASBO

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll is MASBO's Executive Director and was previously its Professional Development Coordinator. She started her career in private industry and then volunteered her time at her childrens' elementary school, overseeing the development and implementation of a new library media center and managing it for nine years. Margaret is in her 15th year as a Melrose School Committee member.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Explore a HOLISTIC approach in managing payroll data within “different views” for consumption and use by multiple stakeholders – Payroll Department, School Business Office & Town Finance Office. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Our focus is to explore and discuss ways in which detailed, employee payroll data can be automatically and electronically stored within the Financial Management System (FMS). We will discuss the many benefits by having the ability to provide the same payroll information in beneficial ways in different formats across multiple systems for multiple needs.
    Topics for Discussion:
    • Automated Payroll Interfaces
    • Data “warehousing” of detailed payroll information within the General Ledger
    • Reporting, Drill Down, and Reconciliation
    • Budget to Actual Reporting by department summary, account line, position/job code
    • Budget Analytics of Payroll Data for CURRENT budget Budget Analytics of Payroll Data for FUTURE budget preparation

    Frank Natale

    CEO

    VADAR Systems, Inc.

    Frank Natale is CEO of VADAR Systems, Inc. Mr. Natale has worked with town and school financial officials for the last 26+ years to create easy to use, sophisticated financial software built specifically for Massachusetts towns and school systems.

    Ted Cormier

    Director of Client Services

    VADAR Systems, Inc.

    Ted Cormier is Director of Client Services of VADAR Systems, Inc. For more than two decades, Mr. Cormier has led the development of VADAR's financial products. He has worked with countless FD's, accountants and school business administrators to assist in UMAS/DESE chart of account migrations and DLS/DESE state reporting utilities.

    Sarah Johnson

    Financial Professional Services

    VADAR Systems, Inc.

    Ms. Johnson has been a Municipal Financial Officer in Massachusetts for 30 years. Ms. Johnson has held positions as a Town Accountant, Treasurer, Finance Director and municipal financial consultant.

    Ms. Johnson has worked in communities with regional school districts as well as communities with their own school department. She has overseen the creation of multiple town/school budgets and has worked with multiple payroll software companies including Harper’s payroll.

  • Contains 19 Component(s), Includes Credits

    December 5, 2023, Virtual, 8:45-3:00

    Learn and engage with MASBO members as they explore how allocated resources are connected to the implementation of the updated SOA plan template, classroom observations, and in technology. Hear how SBAs are directly impacting student learning as mentors. DESE representatives will provide updates on the school nutrition program and fiscal considerations. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Daniel Gale

    Director of Finance and Operations

    Hudson Public Schools

    Daniel Gale has been in school finance since 2008 and has worked in Worcester, Clinton, Grafton, and now Hudson.  He graduated from Bucknell University with a major in Business Mgmt and from Clark University with a Master in Public Administration, and also completed the MASBO licensure program.  Daniel is currently on the Board of Directors of MASBO.  He enjoys professional development and collaborating with colleagues.  When not in the office, he enjoys playing all sports, especially golf, with friends and with his son.

    Michael Knight

    School Business Administrator

    Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical

    Michael Knight, MBA is the School Business Administrator Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School District. Michael has worked in the field of school business for 6 years and was credited with implementing cost saving strategies saving over $400,000 annually in his previous school district, Groton-Dunstable Regional. Previous to working in school business Michael worked in technology and construction sales.

    Michael’s goal serving as a board member would be to help foster an environment of continuous learning and thought share within MASBO. The greatest strength MASBO has is the membership, there are millions of hours of experience collectively held by the MASBO membership and finding ways to share and memorialize the lessons learned from this experience would be his top priority.

    When not crunching budget numbers, Michael enjoys playing golf, hiking with his dog, and watching sports.   

    Robert Leshin

    Director of the Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Rob proudly serves as the Director of the Office for Food and Nutrition Programs at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In this capacity for the past 7 years, he has overseen the administration of 12 USDA Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs in Massachusetts. Before working at the Department, Rob worked in the field of education policy and school finance, first for the Massachusetts State Legislature and later for Massachusetts’ Governor Deval Patrick in the Office of the Special Advisor on Education. Rob previously served on the Institute of Child Nutrition’s National Advisory Council and currently serves as the Northeast Representative on the School Nutrition Association’s State Agency Advisory Council. At the state level, Rob serves on the Massachusetts Food Policy Council, in addition to the inter-agency Food Security Leadership Working Group. Rob is inspired by mission-driven work, creating positive impact and, above all else, he is inspired by the selfless work of program operators across the Commonwealth.

    John W. Ferris

    Retired

    Hingham Public Schools

    Ryan Camire

    Director of Digital Learning and Technology

    Millis Public Schools

    Once graduating college I taught High School math in a private special education school in the Boston area. During this time I piloted technology tools to best meet the needs of students. This led me to receive my Masters degree in Curriculum and Technology. After teaching I worked for JFYNet, a Boston non-profit for 8 years where I was in 40+ school districts around CT, MA, RI, DC developing technology based custom education programs for students to prepare for various tests as well as credit recovery. Following JFYNet I spent 9 years in the Medway Public Schools as a technology integration specialist and finally then landed as the Director of Digital Learning and Technology in Millis where I have completed my first full year.

    Terry Wiggin

    Director of Finance and Human Resources

    Millis Public Schools

    Robert O'Donnell

    Director of School Finance

    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Rob O’Donnell is the Director of School Finance at DESE. The unit that he oversees is responsible for the Chapter 70 program, charter tuition and reimbursement calculations, school choice, the End of Year Report data collection, and the development of related data reports.

    Jay Sullivan

    Associate Commissioner, School Finance and District Support Center; MASBO Treasurer

    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Jay Sullivan is the Associate Commissioner for District & School Finance in the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. In this capacity, he directs the Offices of School Finance, School Business and Regional Governance. He also oversees a variety of financial programs, including Special Education Circuit Breaker, School accounting, End of Year Financial Reporting and Auditing, Transportation, as well as federal compliance issues relative to maintenance of effort requirements and the calculation of district’s indirect cost rates. Jay has worked for the Department for over 43 years as an auditor, administrator and business manager.

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll

    Executive Director

    MASBO

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll is MASBO's Executive Director and was previously its Professional Development Coordinator. She started her career in private industry and then volunteered her time at her childrens' elementary school, overseeing the development and implementation of a new library media center and managing it for nine years. Margaret is in her 15th year as a Melrose School Committee member.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how pertinent Massachusetts General Laws and labor-related definitions affect payroll processing and the overall functioning of school finance operations. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Learn how pertinent Massachusetts General Laws relate to payroll processing and the overall functioning of school finance operations. Topics that will be touched upon are:

    • Key MGL to know and understand
    • Exempt vs Non-exempt staff
    • Timely Pay guidelines:  Regular compensation vs Ad hoc pay - what is the time allowed between timesheet submission/approval to when pay must be dispensed
    • Collective Bargaining Agreements - when/if a local provision overrule a state law/mandate 
    • Overtime Pay thresholds
    • Contractor or employee
    • Final paycheck timing for resignations/separation vs terminated employees
    • Record retention

    Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    Thomas Carroll

    Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist

    Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division

  • Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    October 12, 2023, at the Milford DoubleTree Hotel, 8:00-3:00

    On day 2 of our Budget Workshop, learn and engage with MASBO members as they explore programmatic cost saving strategies, direct connections between school and district initiatives and budgets, and budget engagement and communication with stakeholders via print and conversation. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

    David Coelho

    Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

    Lexington Public Schools

    David has been the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations with the Lexington Public Schools since July 2019.  Prior to joining Lexington, he was the Director of Finance in the Bedford Public Schools for sixteen years.  David came to public education after ten years of service in state government and the nonprofit sector.  He holds a BA in Government and Economics form Clark University and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University.

    Gregory Zammuto

    Director of Finance and Operations

    SEEM Collaborative

    Greg Zammuto has 30 years of public education experience including 21 years’ experience serving as the lead business administrator in School Districts and in a Collaborative.  Greg has served as the Director of Finance and Operations for SEEM Collaborative since October 2012.  Greg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Northeastern University and a Masters of Education degree in School Administration from Cambridge College.

    Heidi Zimmerman

    Finance and Operations Manager, Special Education

    Lexington Public Schools

    Heidi Zimmerman currently works under the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations of the  Lexington Public Schools, David Coelho.  She  specifically is the  Finance and Operations  Manager for the  Special Education Dept. In this capacity over the last eleven years she has been involved in maximizing cost savings and revenue generation by carefully managing contracts and expenses related to Special Education. Prior to this Heidi served for three years each as the Business Manager for the Carlisle K-8 Public Schools (2006-2009) and as the Business Manager for the Beverly Public Schools (2002-2006).Prior to becoming a School Business manager Heidi worked as in the Inspector General's Office for over ten years (2002-1992) in a variety of capacities.  Most of her time was spent as a primary developer and instructor of the MCCPO program and courses and Chapter 30B legal counsel.

    Gary Maestas

    Retired Superintendent

    Plymouth Public Schools

    Dr. Maestas’ career has spanned 30 plus years in Massachusetts as a teacher at the secondary level, assistant principal, coordinator of technology, assistant superintendent and superintendent. For the past twelve years he has successfully led Plymouth Public Schools in Plymouth, Massachusetts as superintendent. The strength of Dr. Maestas’ vision and leadership, coupled with the respect and collaboration from those he has worked with at local, state, national, and international levels, has resulted in innovative programming for all children and infrastructure advancements, driven by a strategic framework ensuring long-term sustainability. 

    Dr. Maestas has also taught at the collegiate level where he focused his teaching on school law and school finance. He is currently a commissioner of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and has led accreditation teams across the globe.

    Daniel Gale

    Director of Finance and Operations

    Hudson Public Schools

    Daniel Gale has been in school finance since 2008 and has worked in Worcester, Clinton, Grafton, and now Hudson.  He graduated from Bucknell University with a major in Business Mgmt and from Clark University with a Master in Public Administration, and also completed the MASBO licensure program.  Daniel is currently on the Board of Directors of MASBO.  He enjoys professional development and collaborating with colleagues.  When not in the office, he enjoys playing all sports, especially golf, with friends and with his son.

    Anu Medappa Jayanth

    Assistant Superintendent of Finance

    Everett Public Schools

    Lindsey Albernaz

    Business Manager

    READS Collaborative

    Lindsey Albernaz is a Certified Public Accountant, former auditor in the Governmental and Nonprofit public accounting sector and is currently the Business Manager for READS Collaborative located in Middleboro, MA. While starting her career out in public accounting in 2005, Lindsey transitioned into the public education beginning as the joint Director of Business and Finance for the Somerset Public Schools and Somerset Berkley Regional School District in 2014. She joined READS Collaborative in 2019. Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in Taxation. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll

    Executive Director

    MASBO

    Margaret Raymond Driscoll is MASBO's Executive Director and was previously its Professional Development Coordinator. She started her career in private industry and then volunteered her time at her childrens' elementary school, overseeing the development and implementation of a new library media center and managing it for nine years. Margaret is in her 15th year as a Melrose School Committee member.