Long Range Financial Planning: Lower Hudson
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/30/2019
When: October 30 & November 19, 2019
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Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
450 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, New York  10528
United States
Contact: Rebecca Sheehan
518-434-2281 x104

Online registration is available until: 9/19/2019
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Long Range Financial Planning - Lower Hudson


Orientation Webinar (Required):
October 15, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
(Zoom Webinar)

Workshop (Day 1)

October 30, 2019
10:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

450 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528


Workshop (Day 2)

November 19, 2019

10:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
450 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528


This unique hands-on series will help school officials maximize the potential of long range financial planning to support a school district multi-year plan that strengthens the school district’s financial condition, provides information that supports sustainability, and manages change in the district. The long-range plan provides a framework to support collaboration between the school district’s financial and instructional leadership and helps the district manage factors such as the Tax Cap and Debt Service schedule.  


Agendas & Topics Covered


Data Needed to Participate

This is a preliminary list of data that will be needed to participate in this course. A final list will be presented at the orientation webinar and distributed prior to the start of the course.


Five (5) years of summarized historical financial data (actuals):

  • Revenues

  • Expenses

  • Reserves and Fund balance amounts

  • PILOT schedule 2018/19-2023/24

  • Debt service schedule 2018/19-2023/24      

  • Building Aid projection 2018/19-2023/24

  • Enrollment projection

  • List of major assumptions for salary and benefit increases

Orientation Webinar (Required)

October 15, 2019
12:00pm - 12:30pm
(Zoom Webinar)

Registrants must participate in the pre-session orientation webinar in order to be prepared for the course. A recording will be made available if a registrant cannot attend the live broadcast.


  • Introductions, background information, general discussion, and expected class outcomes

  • Why complete a LRFP?                    

  • What information is needed to complete a LRFP?

  • What software will you use to create the LRFP?

  • What to expect for the class series?

  • What “homework” will you have?


Class 1

October 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Long Island Regional Information Center

Lunch will be provided.


  • Review timeline of Long Range Financial Planning

  • Analysis of historical data

  • Discussion of Fund Balance and Reserves

  • Mini-lesson on the Strategic Plan and Instructional Programming

  • Review budget forecasting models

  • Begin building a budget forecast:

    • Major Revenue Assumptions

    • Major Expenses Assumptions

Class 2

November 19, 2019 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Long Island Regional Information Center
Lunch will be provided.


  • Mini-lesson on Capital Project Planning

  • Moving from the Forecast to the Budget

  • Develop a communication plan

  • Analyze reserves and case studies of budget challenges to prepare for future challenges

  • Reflection on the process


Michael Vespi ,Senior Analytics Advisor for the Northeast Region, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.

Brady Regan, Senior Analytics Advisor, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. 

Sessions will be interactive and participants will work towards developing a financial forecast for their particular school district. The goal is to help ensure that participants are able to transfer knowledge learned to their job setting. Participants must take all sessions.



$500 for members / $750 for non-members

All registrants will attend the pre-session webinar followed by two in-person classes, resulting in a long range financial plan for your district. You must watch the pre-session orientation webinar in order to prepare for the in-person classes. The orientation webinars will be recorded for viewing if you cannot make it to the live broadcast.




Eligible for credit to meet Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements.