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Affordable Care Act (ACA)
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The ACA is closing in on its sixth full year and there continue to be many questions related to the laws implementation effects. The ACA reporting requirements (1094 and 1095 forms) are a requirement in the first quarter of 2016, for calendar year 2015. This session will discuss reporting requirement challenges, marketplace changes, measurement period and health insurance offering questions, non-discrimination testing status, the impending Cadillac tax, and other ACA issues. (P)
 Presenter: Ross Manson, Eide Bailly


File size 480 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 02:19
Author Region 1 Administrator
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Auditing Potpourri
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Listen to a school district auditor discuss the latest auditing findings and topics.  Topics will include, student activities/MAFA, what is GASB 63, public purpose expenses, grant tracking, use of donations, etc.   Please bring your questions. (F) 

Presenters:  Brian Opsahl & Brian Stavenger, Eide Bailly



File size 1034 K
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Date Mon 02/22/2016 @ 04:44
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Boot Camp for SMART Finance
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Are you relatively new to using SMART Finance?  This session will review some of the basic functions of SMART Finance.  How to build accounts, use of UFARS references, building reports, navigating Summary screens, use of queries, understand Chapter X, etc. (F)
 Presenters: Stacy Mead & Alison Green, Region 1


File size 340 K
Downloads 18
Date Mon 02/22/2016 @ 02:26
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Early Education & Synergy
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Setups, enrollment and registrations will be covered here for your Early Education students. This includes your students who receive Pathway 1 and 2 scholarships. (S)
Presenter: Mike Kunde, Region 1


File size 569 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 01:20
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FSA & HSA
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Changes just keep coming! Come and learn what recent changes have occurred with FSA, HSA and HRA accounts and how it may impact the employee benefits offered to your employees.  We will also review some of the previous rule changes and some changes to our employee benefit administration service. (P)
Presenter:   Bob Wheeler, Region 1


File size 2736 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 01:08
Author Bob Wheeler
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Meals Plus Version 9.0
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New Features
- User Interface Enhancements: Meals Plus user interfaces have been updated to improve user experience.
- Simplified login: A new login screen allows the customer to log into Meals Plus; a module does not need to be selected first.
- Favorites page: “My Meals Plus” page allows users to create bookmarks for most used features and reports.
- Enhanced integration between Point of Sale student account setup and Free & Reduced (S)
Presenter: Joe Ramsey


File size 1343 K
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Date Wed 02/24/2016 @ 09:24
Author Region 1 Administrator
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Navigating MDE’s Web Site
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Where can you find the UFARS manual, School Business Bulletins, Whatif spreadsheets, turnaround reports, revenue reports, etc.?  MDE will present the basic use of their web site including what is available under the Data Reports/Analytics and the School Finance tabs.  This is a good session for new users. (F)
Presenter:  Sarah Miller, MN Dept. of Education


File size 7265 K
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Date Mon 02/22/2016 @ 04:53
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New Long Term Facilities Maintenance Revenue
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This session will provide an understanding of new Long Term Facilities Maintenance Revenue, an update on MDE interpretations and guidance, expectations for future ten year plans and submissions to MDE.  Reconciling Health and Safety will also be discussed.  (F)
Presenter:  Dale Sundstrom, MN Dept. of Education


File size 130 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 02:10
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Revenue Projections
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Turn those pupil units into money.  This session uses student data, the Levy Limitation & Certification form, and the WhatIf spreadsheet to project ‘formula’ revenue.  The revenue will be converted into UFARS accounts for budgeting purposes.  We will be using MDE’s new Revenue Projection Model which makes this process much easier! (F)
 Presenter:  Wayne Miller, Region 1


File size 90 K
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Date Mon 02/22/2016 @ 02:29
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SMART Finance Open Forum
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Let’s get together and talk about SMART Finance.  We will share shortcuts, ideas, and what’s new with the latest software release(s).  We will also discuss the latest UFARS changes and how to use SMART Finance to verify UFARS reporting.  We will demo the new look for SMART Finance.  The new PO email feature will demonstrated…we promise this will be exciting!   Bring your questions to share with the group. (F)
Presenters:  Alison Green/Stacy Mead/Wayne Miller, Region 1


File size 286 K
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Date Mon 02/22/2016 @ 02:36
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Special Ed Revenue
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This session will concentrate on an overview of changes for State Special Education Aid.  What do you need to do?  What do you need to know?  When does it need to be done?  A special focus will be on the FY2016 Special Ed formula. (F)
 Presenter:  Paul Ferrin, MN Dept. of Education


File size 892 K
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Date Mon 02/22/2016 @ 04:35
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SYNERGY & Attendance
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This session covers the new functionality and views in the attendance area.  Mass Change Attendance, Classroom Taken Attendance summary, Attendance verification, and Attendance letters are some of the views demonstrated in this session. (S)
Presenter:   Region1 Student Staff


File size 1063 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 01:26
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SYNERGY & Gradebook Future Enhancements
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The session will discuss and demonstrate the highlights of the upcoming releases in SYNERGY in TeacherVUE and Gradebook.  New mobile app, new reporting options, new templates, new communications options and many more new features are coming! (S)
Presenter:   Region1 Student Staff


File size 9956 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 02:02
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SYNERGY & Gradebook Troubleshooting
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The session will discuss and demonstrate the highlights of the upcoming releases in SYNERGY in TeacherVUE and Gradebook.  New mobile app, new reporting options, new templates, new communications options and many more new features are coming! (S)
 Presenter:   Region1 Student Staff


File size 2347 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 01:14
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SYNERGY Admin Data Analysis & Reports
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Data analysis, charts and graphs and administrative reports are included in this session.  Item analysis for teachers and administrators, analysis dashboard with test history and admin reports using SQL scripts are all included in this session.    The ability to use simple tables, advanced tables and pivot table reports are some of new features in 10.0   If data is your thing this class is for you. (S)
Presenter:   Region1 Student Staff


File size 699 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 01:17
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SYNERGY Query 10.0
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With the release of SYNERGY 10.0 query has become easier!!  Learn how to create queries, labels, and reports. Learn the new interface in this session along with some additional new features in query. (S)
Presenter:   Region1 Student Staff


File size 690 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 01:27
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SYNERGY Tips & Tricks 10.0
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This is the annual Tips & Tricks class!  With the 10.0 release of SYNERGY there are many new tips and tricks to help you fully use SYNERGY.   See some of the new features in 10.0 and hopefully learn some time saving hints.  This class is fast paced and fun! (S)
Presenter:   Region1 Student Staff


File size 2351 K
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Date Thu 02/18/2016 @ 01:15
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UFARS Review
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Learn about the new reporting requirements for 2015-2016. State Department representatives will discuss the latest UFARS changes and requirements in school finance. 14-15 UFARS reporting problems will be discussed. There will be a look forward to the new FY16 reporting requirements. Bring your UFARS questions with you. (F)

 Presenter:  Sarah Miller, MN Dept of Education 


File size 2589 K
Downloads 6
Date Mon 02/22/2016 @ 04:41
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What's New in MARSS Reporting 2016
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What's New in MARSS Reporting for FY 2016

File size 332 K
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Date Wed 02/24/2016 @ 09:27
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