School Business Solutions

School Business Solutions provides creative, effective and cost-efficient solutions to help your district meet its needs, even in the face of budget constraints and the pressure to do more with less.

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Baird’s dedicated team of finance professionals focuses on the needs of Wisconsin school districts. School Business Solutions furthers that mission in a variety of ways, including roles as general as providing high-level training for new administrators and as specific as developing cash-flow models to calculate cost-efficient methods for financing projected deficits.

Other services include:

    • Board workshops on school finance topics
    • Developing and presenting budget forecast models
    • Supporting annual fiscal audits and related reporting
    • Assisting with costing models for the negotiations process
    • Creating, implementing and reporting annual budgets
    • Consolidation studies
    • Coordinating the creation of a Fund 73 (OPEB) account

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Providing creative, effective and cost-efficient solutions to help your district meet its needs, Baird’s School Business Solutions team will assist you and your staff with essential financing tools. We offer training, one-on-one support and specialized services in cash flow borrowing analysis, budget forecasting and other fiscal administrative responsibilities.

Cash flow borrowing analysis

    • Comprehensive annual cash flow analysis
    • Analyze cost-effective means of borrowing
    • Completion of legal paperwork
    • Assistance with obtaining bids
Sample Cash flow analysis

Budget Forecasting
    • Build five-year budget forecast
    • Run “what-if” scenarios
    • Output reports for committee and board meetings
    • Fund 10/27/38/39/50/80 revenues and expenditures
    • Fund balance
    • Revenue limit/equalization aid
    • Salaries and benefits
    • Cash flow analysis
    • Student FTE projections

Sample report/features

Other Services

    • Board workshops on school finance topics
    • Developing and presenting budget forecast models
    • Supporting annual fiscal audits and related reporting
    • Creating, implementing and reporting annual budgets
    • Consolidation studies
    • Coordinating the creation of a Fund 73 (OPEB) account
    • Annual administrative calendar checklist

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School Business Solutions is led by Debby Schufletowski. She has experience as a business manager and independent consultant for school districts.

Contact Information
Debby Schufletowski
School Business Specialist
715-552-3567

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Baird Budget Model Workshop
Presented by: Debby Schufletowski, School Business Specialist and Baird's School Finance team

Build new or refresh your existing model to include:

    • Levy and mill rate analysis
    • Revenue limit and aid analysis
    • Fund 10 summary

Enhanced user-controlled option for more detailed revenue/expenditure budgeting

Fund balance tracking

New output pages and a scenario planning page for enhanced board/community communication

    • Emma annual filing tool
    • More efficient base data transmission for Skyward users
    • New add-on features: COMP Module

Join us for our 2014-2015 Baird Model “Open Gyms”
(dates and time to be announced)

  • If you are interesting in attending an Open Gym, please contact Michael Fischer at 414-765-7034 mfischer@rwbaird.com

Note: All workshops are scheduled 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This workshop is free to all current budget model users.

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Information, spreadsheets and more that may assist you in planning or updating a previous plan worksheet: