Webinars - “Live”

Milestone Communications: A Community-Friendly Approach to Wireless Infrastructure

For more than 15 years, Milestone Communications has been the leading developer of wireless infrastructure in partnership with school, municipal, and public utility landowners. It’s a unique partnership that creates value for our landowners by creating recurring revenue streams for school districts with no cash outlay, while vastly improving wireless connectivity and public safety for the communities it serves. 

But does it work? With 52 landowner partners, 2,300 sites under contract across six states, and over 150 towers constructed, yes, it really works.  The company has partnered with dozens of school districts across six states - most of them in the Commonwealth - to include Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Albemarle County, Roanoke County, and many others.  Come learn how your school district could benefit from this partnership opportunity.  You will learn how the company has partnered with other school districts in Virginia, the revenue generated by each tower, the extensive, unique and transparent community outreach process used by the company and the types of tower options available for school sites.  

Join us for this informative presentation, followed by a Q&A with the presenter! 

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 24th, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Presenter: Len Forkas, President of Milestone Communications

Cost: FREE

Registration: Click Here

For more information, please contact Amanda Leonard, coordinator of board development, at aleonard@vsba.org.

VSBA School Budget Basics & Finance 101 (2-Part Webinar Series)

One of the most difficult jobs as a school board member is understanding the school budget process. To help educate school board members in Virginia, the VSBA will be offering a School Budget & Finance webinar series this December. The series will consist of two webinars discussing various areas of school finance. Please see the attached brochure and below details for more information.

This webinar series provides a convenient alternative for those who cannot or do not want to attend a live seminar. This is a two-part series presented by Leigh Burden, Assistant Superintendent of Business & Financial Services, Loudoun County Public Schools.

Session 1 - Tuesday, December 5th

Virginia public school budgeting will be discussed, including roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. Revenue categories will be explained, including state formulas, federal funding, local funding, and tax rates.

Session 2 - Wednesday, December 6th

Session Two will explain expenditures including enrollment, staffing,  salaries, and employee benefits. Also discussed will be "odds and ends" of school division finance including audits, school activity funds, quarterly reports, fund balances, and misinformation. 

Dates and Times: Tuesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 6th, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Presenter: Leigh Burden, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Financial Services for Loudoun County Public Schools

Cost: $260 for the complete 2-part series or $140 per session 

Registration: Session 1 - Click Here and/or Session 2 - Click Here

For more information about this series, please click here for a brochure. If you are interested in participating in both sessions, you will need to complete a separate online registration for each session. 

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Leonard, coordinator of board development, at aleonard@vsba.org.