Services & Training

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Advanced Mapping Tool - ISFIS launched the Advanced Mapping Tool in November 2013 to provide an entirely new way for school districts and public policy makers to understand school finance and other data-driven issues facing Iowa school districts.  This service will be available for free through June 30, 2014, and will continue to be free thereafter as part of the ISFIS Basic Subscription.

Budget Workshops – Each February, ISFIS, partners with Piper Jaffray and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies to provide face-to-face budget preparation tools and consultation. These hands-on workshops provide the opportunity for each district to prepare their individual annual budgets in just one highly productive day!

Conference – Join us in June at our annual conference to connect with school finance and policy experts. Learn about the latest trends in Iowa school finance, business and finance tools, activities at the legislature, and much more! 

Custom Board Workshops – ISFIS designs and delivers custom board workshops or community meetings to meet a district’s unique needs. We will provide the workshop for individual boards or groups of neighboring boards, as requested by the school. Custom Board Workshop content has already been delivered on navigating change, understanding roles and responsibilities of the board, school finance and the financial position of the district, learning about sharing opportunities, and presenting information to the public about pending levy votes.  ISFIS will prepare and deliver new content topics as requested.

Fall Board Training Workshops - These fall regional meetings are tailored to help board members, administrators, and business officials learn about school finance, evaluate their district data and consider current policy issues. This is a great way to bring districts together to discuss issues and learn best practices for their district.

GASB 45 Compliance - ISFIS partners with Aon Hewitt, a global leader in Human Resources solutions, to offer GASB 45 Compliance Services at significant savings. A best in class AMM (Alternative Measurement Method) Tool is available for small districts.  Schools using these services have reported back faster results, with fewer required adjustments, at lower cost than previous vendors.