CRRSA EANS Roundtable Discussion

March 4, 2022

A roundtable discussion and question/answer time about the CRRSA EANS program and how to take full advantage of it. School leaders that have used the CRRSA EANS funds to their full potential share some tips and tricks about the program.   Title: CRRSA EANS Roundtable Discussion Date: February 15, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Watch the recording  

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The Science of Reading

October 6, 2021

Seminar: The Science of Reading: Background & Opportunities There are ways to learn to read that are supported by science. This seminar on teaching reading gives an overview of the way reading is currently taught in Wisconsin, explains the “Science of Reading”, provides examples of the ways that schools are implementing SoR, and offers options for support. Some key points and highlights: There are only four public elementary schools in Wisconsin with greater than 80% proficiency in reading. Schools with 30% – 40% reading and math proficiency are considered to be “meeting expectations”. “Balanced Literacy”, an approach widely used in…

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EANS Choice Audit Discussion

September 10, 2021

In a followup to the first EANS roundtable, School Choice Wisconsin Action (SCWA) hosted a second hour-long discussion, titled “EANS And The Choice Audit”. The panel included Paul Helmers of Wipfli, LLP, Lori Saqer of Messmer Catholic Schools, and Jason Wrasse of Reilly, Penner & Benton. They addressed many of the common questions and concerns about how EANS will affect Choice audits. After reviewing the various pandemic financial aid programs (ESSER, GEAR, ECF, PPP, EANS), the discussion focused on EANS and the audit-related questions associated with it. The panel addressed the following topics: The $5,000 threshold dividing supplies and equipment…

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EANS Funding Seminar

August 10, 2021

School Choice Wisconsin’s first EANS funding seminar was a roundtable discussion for school staff members to ask questions and share information about EANS stimulus funds. The panel included Lori Saqer of Messmer High School, Brian Frank of St Augustine Preparatory Academy, and Donna Bembenek of Catholic Memorial High School. A complete FAQ from this roundtable can be found on our blog. The EANS funding seminar goes into detail about most of the questions schools have regarding allowable purchases, working with CESA6, supporting learning loss, hiring additional staff, transportation costs, additional summer school classes, and reimbursement deadlines. This seminar gives school administrators the detailed…

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School Choice Financial Audit Workshop

July 9, 2021

  The SCW Action Quality Committee hosted a workshop to help explain what schools will need to prepare and what they can expect to happen throughout the school choice financial audit process. In addition to the video of the seminar, you can view the seminar PowerPoint presentation and download the following documents: Internal Control Document Audit Request List Bank Confirmation Template Investment Confirmation Template Note Payable Confirmation Template Contribution and Receivable Confirmation Template Sample School Audit Report Sample School Management Letter Sample School Management Representation Letter   Download The Financial Audit Documents ITEM #1 INTERNAL CONTROL DOCUMENT ITEM #2 AUDIT…

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Special Needs Scholarship Roundtable Discussion

June 10, 2021

This Special Needs Scholarship Program roundtable discussion goes in-depth with topics related to participating in the SNSP in Wisconsin.  We cover determining the number of seats, IEPs, reporting and compliance, blended learning programs, professional development, benefits of joining the SNSP, and much more. Participants in the Special Needs Scholarship Program roundtable are: Sharon Wallace and Matt Vahl, Immanual Lutheran School in Brookfield Ellen Heiden and Dennel Meinzer, LUMIN Schools Mike Derrick, Mary Queen of Saints Catholic Academy Lori Saqer, Messmer Catholic Schools Erin Janetzke, Martin Luther High School A complete summary of the topics covered is below and you can…

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Student-Centered Coaching Styles

May 21, 2021

This seminar for Choice Schools, part of the SCWA Quality Series, offers an introduction to student-centered coaching styles. It is led by Stefanie Herbert, Assistant Principal of Academics at Trinity Freistadt school in Mequon. The seminar covers: Defining student-centered coaching for teachers Setting the coaching focus with teachers Building a schedule that makes an impact with students and teachers Monitoring and developing relationships with all teachers and gaining their buy-in Student-centered coaching sets specific targets for students that are rooted in the standards and curriculum and works collaboratively to ensure that the targets are met. It provides a natural connection…

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COVID 19 Vaccine Discussion

May 10, 2021

SCWA invites you to hear Dr. Nicole Brady, Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin, talk about the latest updates related to COVID 19, mutations to the virus, and COVID 19 vaccine safety and efficacy. This 45-minute session will present new information of interest to educators now eligible for vaccination. The last 15 minutes will be open for Q&A. Dr. Brady is a family physician and continues to see patients on a limited basis in the Fox Valley. We think you’ll enjoy her personal, conversational style. This is your chance to ask a medical expert about the new vaccines.

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Fall Choice Audit Process Training

April 21, 2021

The focus of this seminar is to help school personnel prepare for the choice audit and know what they will be expected to provide to their auditors in the fall. Video 1 (above) provides an introduction to the fall audit process and goes into detail about the procedures that are required by DPI in order to determine the total payments that a school will receive. Video 2 (below) covers the fiscal and internal practices agreed upon procedure engagement. It covers the basics of the fiscal practices report. The report’s purpose is to determine if your school is financially viable and…

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Exploring Health Insurance Cost Savings

March 21, 2021

This seminar, presented by Infinity Benefit Solutions, covers the advantages of choice school partnerships for health insurance cost savings. They include: Cost Savings Risk pooling and community ratings Bundled discounts Ease of Administration Customized plan options based on modeling of like programs across the nation Full service COBRA programs Better Outcomes Richer offerings on ancillary benefits Access to one on one Medicare experts   To hear the audio presentation, click on the slideshow. This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.   Download the PDF

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