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Manage District Revenue and Expenses More Efficiently: Let Education Leaders Show You How
Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Alex Rella, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Alachua County Public Schools (FL); and Deborah Clark, State Director of Special Education, New Mexico Public Education Department
Moderated by Jamie Rosenberg, CEO, ClassWallet
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The unprecedented level of federal funding provided by the CARES, CARES II, and the American Rescue Plan has placed new tracking and monitoring requirements on school districts and state education agencies.
With the influx of these new funds, it is even more critical to improve the often-burdensome existing administrative process. School districts, school administrators, and education foundations spend an inordinate amount of time reconciling paperwork and receipts even for the smallest of transactions, and stress about the audit each year. Teachers don’t have the time to manage cash, checks, receipts, and forms.
In this edLeader Panel, you’ll hear from education leaders about how they’ve addressed and solved these challenges. During this presentation, district and state agency panelists will talk about how ClassWallet made it possible to:
- Implement a scalable, efficient, cost-effective and transparent solution for payments, purchasing and reimbursements while maintaining the highest levels of accountability and productivity
- Simplify the frustrating process of managing cash, checks, receipts, and forms, reconciling paperwork and receipts
- Free up teacher time so that they can focus on meeting student needs
- Promote and nurture an improved school climate for school staff
ClassWallet is not free but it is a cost-effective solution that provides a suite of integrated payment, purchasing and reimbursement solutions for the K-12 education market. State and local education agencies utilize ClassWallet to distribute funds to teachers, families, schools, and maintenance staff while providing finance officers with sophisticated oversight, reconciliation, and reporting tools.
This edLeader Panel will be of interest to K-12 school and district leaders, state education agency leaders, finance officers, regional support education agencies, and nonprofit member and mission education organizations, as well as teachers. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Alex Rella has been employed by the school board for over 16 years. He was appointed Assistant Superintendent of the Business Services Division in June 2015. Prior positions held in the Business Services Division of the district include Director of Budget and Chief Accountant. He attended the University of Florida where he was a President’s Honor Roll recipient, Blue Key Honor Society member, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in June 2005. He was born and raised in Alachua County and is a proud graduate of the Alachua County school system. He is a member of the Florida School Finance Council, which serves as an advisory committee to the Commissioner of Education, and the Florida School Finance Officers Association.
In his current position, he supervises the Finance, Purchasing, Budgeting, Payroll, Energy Conservation, Custodial Coordination, Position Control and Benefits departments.
Deborah Dominguez-Clark is currently the director of special education for the Public Education Department for the State of New Mexico. She has been with public education for over 29 years in large districts and small districts. Deborah has served the public in a variety of roles: educational assistant, school secretary, teacher, principal, director and associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction and federal programs. Her main goal has been to effectively work with the schools and teachers in strategic planning, improve areas of non-compliance and provide continuous education and learning while using a systems approach within the general education and special education programs and including all children at risk. She has championed the rights of students with disabilities her entire career and she works towards a high-quality education and high expectations for the staff and students. Deborah has received several awards throughout her career, most recently the Glen I. Latham, Annual Excellence Award 2020 which is a national award and the Maggie Cordova Special Education Director Award given to her by the New Mexico Council of Administrators of Special Education (NMCASE).
About the Moderator
Jamie Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of ClassWallet, is no stranger to the education sector, having launched two successful technology companies in the space. His journey from mergers and acquisitions lawyer to a social entrepreneur is a living example of how one person can change the world.
Jamie founded ClassWallet in 2014 to provide education organizations with a better way to manage teacher and parent purchases. The company’s financial technology platform—ClassWallet—is an innovative, patented suite of solutions covering all stages of the purchasing cycle for education agencies. While maintaining the highest levels of oversight and control, ClassWallet substantially reduces paperwork and manual processes, gives users a nimble way to purchase goods and services, and creates an awesome culture. Its solutions are used at 3,600 schools, across 20 states, as well as by 10 state education agencies, touching the lives of over 2.5 million students.
In 1998, Jamie launched his first company, AdoptAClassroom.org, one of the first crowdfunding sites on the internet and the first national online platform for education philanthropy. Through AdoptAClassroom.org, he partnered donors with classrooms, raised over $25 million for teachers in 30% of schools in America, and improved the learning environment for 3.5 million students.
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Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Miami, ClassWallet is a financial technology company providing a suite of integrated payment, purchasing and reimbursement solutions for the K-12 education market. State and local education agencies utilize ClassWallet to distribute funds to teachers, families, schools, and maintenance staff while providing finance officers with sophisticated oversight, reconciliation and reporting tools. The American Institute of CPAs has accredited ClassWallet as a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II compliant service provider. Products include TeacherWallet, FamilyWallet, MaintenanceWallet and SchoolWallet. The company’s mission is to empower education agencies to achieve the highest levels of accountability, productivity and efficiency while cultivating a culture of trust and flexibility for their staff and stakeholders.