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WSSDA’s virtual OnBoard is building skilled leaders and effective boards. Registration is open and limited, so register today!

Have you heard of OnBoard?

OnBoard is an interactive learning experience designed for both individual school directors and board-superintendent teams. OnBoard’s aim is to help school directors provide visionary leadership and perform effective governance and strategic advocacy.

Current Offerings

Deciphering District Budgets introduces the structure and basic terminology used in the district budget. You will become familiar with the five funds used in district accounting and learn about the system used to code district revenue and expenditures.

Tacking Financial Soundness emphasizes the significance of key budget drivers and introduces the Financial Health Indicators developed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). You will examine the concepts underlying each Indicator, identify how district profile scores are determined, and navigate the OSPI website to access your own district’s profile.

Vision-Aligned Budgeting focuses on the significant connection between resource allocation and progress toward the district’s vision. You will explore three board commitments that research shows to be essential in developing budget guidelines aligned with the board’s vision for the district. You will also review legally required budget status reports and customized district budget supplements that specifically support the board’s responsibility for monthly monitoring of the district budget.

Dates and times

Below are the dates and times of workshops currently being offered. Visit the OnBoard webpage to register!

Deciphering District Budgets

  • Wed. April 21
    5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Thur. April 29
    5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Tackling Financial Soundness

  • Wed. March 17
    5:30-8:30 p.m. 
  • Tue. March 30
    5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Vision-aligned Budgeting

  • Thur. March 25
    5:30-8:30 p.m. 
  • Mon. April 5
    5:30-8:30 p.m. 

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