Calling all Business Managers!

With over 120 professional development and thought leadership sessions on offer, Elevate is a perfect fit for so many members of the education community – not just teachers and principals. In fact, a third of Elevate attendees work in their school’s business offices! If you’re looking for an opportunity to network, exchange trade knowledge, and just get to know other professionals doing the same work as you, you’ll definitely want to add this conference to your calendar.

In addition to offering our popular preconference workshops again this year, we’ve also created system training and thought leadership tracks to help attendees easily see which sessions may be of most interest to them. Feel free to explore the tracks and full sessions list here, but to give you a jump start on planning your Elevate schedule, we’ve handpicked some sessions we think will be especially worthwhile for Business Managers.

Serving Diverse Student Populations with Federal Funds

Our schools’ diverse student populations deserve our best, but their different needs and the various funds to support them are hard to track and understand. Participate in this session to dig deeper into the specific needs and funding streams for students with disabilities, English learners, students experiencing homelessness, foster children, and more. The presenter is Nathan Williamson, a former local English learner leader and special education director.

Best Practices in Safeguarding Your Budgeted Tuition Income

This session will discuss the advantages of having an annual financial commitment and a licensed, professionally managed tuition refund program to address tuition income protection and student withdrawal risk.

Q&A – Pick a Federal Funding Expert’s Brain

Got a burning federal funding question? This is your chance to get answers! Federal funding expert Nathan Williams will be on hand to answer your specific questions about federal funding for your school, as well as share his extensive knowledge on navigating Titles I-IV, working with public schools, and accessing helpful resources.

Demystifying the Grant & Aid Formula

Learn everything that goes into calculating your students’ and families’ need. We will discuss the calculation and philosophy of the FACTS formula, customization options, and how to evaluate your families’ financials to determine that customization.

The Family Experience with Tuition Management

Ever wondered what a family experiences while viewing, making payments, and adding funds to a prepay account? Join us for an in-depth session to better understand the family experience with FACTS.

Whether you make it to all these sessions or just a few, we’re confident that you’ll leave Elevate 2023 with a wealth of new knowledge to bring back to your school. Even better? Your registration also includes access to our exciting main stage sessions, networking opportunities, round tables, evening reception, and discounted twilight tickets to Walt Disney World®.

Register here today! We’ll see you in Orlando!