Resources

Budget and Finance Resources

OSBA sponsors a variety of programs designed to help school districts with financial issues: Solveras This is a for-fee service from OSBA - check recovery, TANPool This is a for-fee service from OSBA - pooled short-term borrowing, PaySchools This is a for-fee service from OSBA - online payment processing, FlexFund This is a for-fee service from OSBA - financing through non-voted debt and PACE This is a for-fee service from OSBA - Property and Casualty Coverage for Education.


About OSBA's financial servicesThis is a for-fee service from OSBA

This free service returns funds to your districts budget by electronically recovering bad checks and direct depositing those funds to your bank account.

Legislative Policies & Priorities

OSBA Legislative Policy Committee's policies and priorities for the 2013 Legislative Session.

Engaging the community in budget development

Learn from Gresham-Barlow School District how to engage your community in setting budgeting priorities.

Bond and local option election resources

Resources for bond and local option elections, including campaign information. School district, ESD and community college bond and local option elections and results.

Education Coalition charts on needed educational re-investment

Coalition charts

Bond and local option election data

Upcoming school district, ESD and community college bond and local option elections plus recent unofficial election results.

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Budget and Finance Publications

Budget Committee Handbook

Budget committees are a key part of a district's decision-making process. Although most school funding now comes from the state, the function of your local budget committee has not changed. This eight-page handbook, written by OSBA staff, explains the committee's duties and responsibilities.

Modification of AIA Construction Contracts

A guide to sample modification language for commonly used American Institute of Architects (AIA) model construction contracts.

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Budget and Finance Related Links

Association of School Business Officials International

Professional association provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

Elections division

The Elections Division uniformly interprets and applies the election laws that allow our democracy to function.

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