FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Downloading: Myths and Facts”
How NH School District Budgets are Impacted by the State a School District Budget and Finance workshop November 18, 2017 hosted by the School District Governance Association of New Hampshire
Featured Guest Speaker: Karen Umberger
New Hampshire State House of Representatives, House Finance Division II Chair
Concord, NH November 1, 2017 –
The financial pressures on school districts in New Hampshire are frequently blamed on “downloading” of costs by the state government. How much truth is in this claim, and how much of it is an attempt by local authorities to deflect taxpayer anger?
The facts are hiding in plain sight. This seminar will provide a guided tour of the public information sources which can be used to separate facts from myth. Participants will be shown how to find the answers for themselves and their own school districts.
Our featured guest Rep. Karen Umberger brings a background in NH state and local government, as well as a long career serving our nation as an officer in the USAF. Now chairing the House Finance Division II subcommittee, dealing with education budgets, she will provide an insider view of how financial policies are formed at the state level.
This event is designed to benefit elected school district officials, but the public is also welcome by advance registration. A continental breakfast will be offered.
Details of the event are:
Saturday, November 18
9:00 AM to Noon
Doors open at 8:30 for Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
Nackey S Loeb School of Communications
749 East Industrial Park Dr.
Advance Registration is required
Registration fee: $10 SDGA members, $15 Guests
Registration link is online at SDGANH.org
8:30 AM: Check-in and continental breakfast (30 min)
9:00 AM: Adequacy Aid and other State Funding (45 min)
10:00 AM: NHRS and HealthTrust (45 min)
11:00 AM: Rep. Karen Umberger: Featured Presentation followed by Q&A (45 min)
11:45 AM: Wrap-up
The School District Governance Association of New Hampshire (SDGA NH) is a group of current and past school district elected officials dedicated to mutual support and information sharing with the mission of empowering elected school district officials to effectively assert their lawful authority and be responsive to their electorate.
SDGA NH meets on the first Saturday of the month in Concord.
Contact: Arthur Green