School Business Solutions

Baird Business Office Support

Focused on meeting the unique demands of School Administrative Professionals across the State, Baird’s School Business Solutions team provides creative, effective, and cost-efficient tools and services to help Wisconsin School Districts with their diverse and ongoing financial needs. Whether it is high-level functionality within the business office or day to day operations, Baird’s School Business Specialists provide onsite mentoring and training in addition to “stand-in” business office services such as:

  • Baird Budget Forecast Model
  • Baird Video Library
  • Baird School Analytics
  • On-Site Training
  • Stand-In Business Office Services
  • Operational Referenda Services
  • COMP Module
  • On-site Administrative and Board Workshops and Consultation

Allow our team to provide the resources for office efficiencies and professional development. From a planning perspective, let us provide you with the tools necessary to navigate through the constantly-evolving school business landscape. Whatever your District’s needs may be, Baird has the staff, products, and services to support Wisconsin Schools.

Budget Model Workshops and Open Gyms

Several workshops and small group sessions or “Open Gyms” are held at multiple locations throughout the State, primarily in the spring and fall and during the WASB convention. District Administration and their teams have the opportunity to learn from Baird’s school finance professionals as well as collaborate with their peers on topics such as five-year forecasting, levy and mill rate planning analysis, fund balance projection and more.

Join Us! (Virtually)

School Business Solutions’ Year-End Webinar Series

Fiscal year-end can be a busy and overwhelming time in the Business Office. Allow Baird's School Business Solutions Team to assist with the crucial tasks needed to close the books and prepare for a successful audit. Our team is hosting a series of weekly one hour webinars targeted toward specific tasks and to-do's. Each webinar will leave you several steps closer to a successful year-end. See the dates and areas of focus below and sign up for our webinars today!

Dates & Areas of Focus:

May 20
Introduction; Balance Sheet Clean Up & Cash Reconciliation

May 27
Year-End Surplus/Deficit Analysis & Strategies; Audit To Do List & Distribution of Duties

June 3
Audit Prep 1 – Closing the “Other Funds”

June 10
Audit Prep 2 – Year-End Receivables & Payables; Reconciling State/Federal Revenues

June 17
Audit Prep 3 – Interfund Transfers and “Closing the Books”

August 19
Completing DPI Reports & Report Error Messages

August 26
School Level Reporting & DPI Coding

Join our team for 7 one-hour webinars where you’ll receive hands-on training, checklists, access to virtual resources, expert support, and more! The cost for this series is $400. Want more information? Reach out to a member of our team below. Want to sign up? Click here