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Business Manager Cooperative

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ESC-20 invites all LEAs and Charters to join the ESC-20 Business Manager Cooperative (BMC), to ensure success in a year of budget constraints with expert information and relevant resources. The ESC-20 BMC provides assistance to Business Managers and Chief Financial Officers on topics related to School Finance, Federal Program compliance, and Food and Nutrition services.  The cooperative includes 6 Critical Issues Sessions, Touch Base Meetings, 4 days of Investment Officer Training, technical assistance (via virtual, phone or onsite) for all areas of school business and operations.

Key Highlights

  • School Finance updates are shared through the Critical Issue Sessions and Touch Base Meetings. Topics include Financial Accountability, Audit, Summary of Finances, School/Charter FIRST, PEIMS, Federal Programs, and Food and Nutrition Services.
  • ESC-20's partnership with MoakCasey, LLC provides the following benefits: membership to the Texas School Policy Network, updates on school finance and operations, and updates and modeling to support LEAs through the Legislative Session.
  • AG|CM provides construction and facility planning information on the following topics: 10 Year Master Plans, Components of Long-Range Planning, Bond Planning, After the Bond Passes, Design Process, Construction Process, and Project Closeout.
  • Members-only access to our BMC Google site where you can watch recordings and download resources for all meetings.

Potential Cost Savings

The Business Manager Cooperative allows school finance teams access to more than 50 hours of technical assistance during the school year delivered by experts from the ESC-20 Business Financial Services team, MoakCasey, LLC, and AG|MC Construction Management. These bundled services provide a cost savings of approximately $5,380. Click here to join the ESC-20 BMC 2024-2025 through our Commitments System. Want to know if your LEA or Charter is already a member? Click here