56 min

From District to District School Business Insider

    • Education

In this episode, John Brucato interviews Cindy Reilmann, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services/CFO at the Ferguson Florissant School District. They discuss Cindy's transition from a higher wealth district to a higher needs district and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. They also explore the role of school business officials in impacting student achievement and managing resources in different districts. Cindy shares her first impressions of her new district and the importance of culture. They also discuss the balance between budget constraints and teacher salaries. In this conversation, Cindy Reilmann and John Brucato discuss various aspects of education, including attracting teachers, marketing teaching as a career, teacher pensions, competition for talent, cultural differences in school districts, implementing new software, strategic decision making for cost savings, and a friendly football rivalry between the Chiefs and the Bills.
Takeaways
Transitioning to a new district can be an eye-opening experience, allowing school business officials to gain a broader perspective on student needs and district management.School business officials play a crucial role in managing resources to support student achievement, from personnel to supplies and technology.Culture and narrative are important considerations when transitioning to a new district, as they can impact community perception and student success.Balancing budgets and teacher salaries can be a challenge, especially in higher needs districts where resources may be limited.Building strong relationships and empowering staff members are key to successfully managing resources and achieving district goals. Passion for educating kids and making a difference in their lives is a key requirement for being a teacher.Promoting the benefits of teaching, such as pension plans, can help attract more people to the profession.Competition for talent in education is increasing, with districts trying to attract and retain teachers.Cultural differences between affluent and high needs districts can impact the education system.Implementing new software in education can improve efficiency and decision-making processes.Using digital budget books and cost savings tools can help districts make data-driven decisions and save money.Strategic decision making for cost savings shou
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Check us out on social media: LinkedIn Twitter (X) Website: https://asbointl.org/SBI Email: podcast@asbointl.org Make sure to like, subscribe and share for more great insider episodes!

Disclaimer:

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the Association of School Business Officials International. The material and information presented here is for general information purposes only. The "ASBO International" name and all forms and abbreviations are the property of its owner and its use does not imply endorsement of or opposition to any specific organization, product, or service. The presence of any advertising does not endorse, or imply endorsement of, any products or services by ASBO International.

ASBO International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and does not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for elective public office. The sharing of news or information concerning public policy issues or political campaigns and candidates are not, and should not be construed as, endorsements by ASBO Internatio...

In this episode, John Brucato interviews Cindy Reilmann, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services/CFO at the Ferguson Florissant School District. They discuss Cindy's transition from a higher wealth district to a higher needs district and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. They also explore the role of school business officials in impacting student achievement and managing resources in different districts. Cindy shares her first impressions of her new district and the importance of culture. They also discuss the balance between budget constraints and teacher salaries. In this conversation, Cindy Reilmann and John Brucato discuss various aspects of education, including attracting teachers, marketing teaching as a career, teacher pensions, competition for talent, cultural differences in school districts, implementing new software, strategic decision making for cost savings, and a friendly football rivalry between the Chiefs and the Bills.
Takeaways
Transitioning to a new district can be an eye-opening experience, allowing school business officials to gain a broader perspective on student needs and district management.School business officials play a crucial role in managing resources to support student achievement, from personnel to supplies and technology.Culture and narrative are important considerations when transitioning to a new district, as they can impact community perception and student success.Balancing budgets and teacher salaries can be a challenge, especially in higher needs districts where resources may be limited.Building strong relationships and empowering staff members are key to successfully managing resources and achieving district goals. Passion for educating kids and making a difference in their lives is a key requirement for being a teacher.Promoting the benefits of teaching, such as pension plans, can help attract more people to the profession.Competition for talent in education is increasing, with districts trying to attract and retain teachers.Cultural differences between affluent and high needs districts can impact the education system.Implementing new software in education can improve efficiency and decision-making processes.Using digital budget books and cost savings tools can help districts make data-driven decisions and save money.Strategic decision making for cost savings shou
Contact School Business Insider:
Check us out on social media: LinkedIn Twitter (X) Website: https://asbointl.org/SBI Email: podcast@asbointl.org Make sure to like, subscribe and share for more great insider episodes!

Disclaimer:

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the Association of School Business Officials International. The material and information presented here is for general information purposes only. The "ASBO International" name and all forms and abbreviations are the property of its owner and its use does not imply endorsement of or opposition to any specific organization, product, or service. The presence of any advertising does not endorse, or imply endorsement of, any products or services by ASBO International.

ASBO International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and does not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for elective public office. The sharing of news or information concerning public policy issues or political campaigns and candidates are not, and should not be construed as, endorsements by ASBO Internatio...

56 min

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