Newsblast - July 2018 Print

Summer 2018 Pupil Accounting Bootcamps

Our 3-day Bootcamp, which has been so well-received by those who have taken it in the past, is being offered twice this summer.  These workshops are designed for those in their first year or two of pupil accounting and are geared to get someone new to the field up and running in time for the fall collection season.

Attendees who complete the Bootcamp will have 5 of the required courses for the Pupil Accounting Specialist completed and have a great start on their MSBO certification. Each attendee will receive full printouts of all presentations as well as additional references and documentation in a handy reference binder.

Our July session is being held from Monday to Wednesday, July 23rd to 25th, at the MASB offices in Lansing. The cost is $395 for MPAAA members and $495 for non-members. You can get more information, or register for the July session, by clicking HERE.

The August session (which is the same as the July session) is being held at the Michigan High School Athletic Association offices in East Lansing Monday to Wednesday, August 13th to 15th. For more information on the August session, you can click HERE.

For either session, attendance is limited, so please register soon.

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Transcript for State Agency Panel now posted

At the MPAAA Spring Conference in May, many questions were asked and answered during the State Agency Panel session on Wednesday morning.  The transcript of that Q&A is now available for members on the MPAAA website.

The document is available on the Spring Conference Handouts 2018 page of the website, or you can go directly to the report by clicking HERE.

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NEW Auditor's Bootcamp

MPAAA is proud to open registration for our newest training workshop! Auditor's Bootcamp is a 3-day session geared along the same lines as the Pupil Accounting Bootcamp; an intensive course for those new to the field that will cover the basics of the position as auditors prepare for the fall audit cycle. The ideal audience for this camp is someone in their first 1-2 years as an Auditor.

Those who attend will receive credit for five certification courses along the Pupil Accounting Auditor's certification track.  The class is being held at the MASB offices in Lansing, on Monday to Wednesday, August 19th to 22nd. The cost is $395 for MPAAA members and $495 for non-members. For more information on the class, or to register, please click HERE.

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REP Data Now Available for MVU Instructors

MVU recently provided information on how locals can receive a formatted REP file that contains all needed information on the MVU instructors providing services to that District's students.  The information is duplicated below:

The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) has identified that as a provider of online courses, Michigan Virtual will be treated as a third-party of contracted education services to districts. As such, districts need to report Michigan Virtual instructors in the statewide Registry of Educational Personnel (REP).
To assist districts in meeting this requirement, Michigan Virtual has created an individualized data file for each district it serves. This file may be acquired by having the appropriate person from the district submit the REP Request Form located at
If you are not the individual in your district who is responsible for submitting your district’s REP report, we ask you to pass this time-sensitive information along to the appropriate person in your district.
Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Melanie Rogers
Senior Systems Analyst
P: 517.664.5394

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Membership renewal

MPAAA's membership renewal is now open for the 2018/19 year. The rate for 18/19 is $85 and can be paid online by clicking HERE, or you can complete THIS form and send it in with a check.

Hopefully, you've found your current membership in MPAAA to be beneficial. Please consider maintaining access to our newsletters, updates, and training sessions by renewing your membership. All 17/18 memberships expired on June 30, and any renewals done now will last until June 30, 2019.

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Fall Conference Hotel Information

We have received numerous requests from members about hotel information for the fall conference. In response, here is the hotel reservation information for our fall conferences. Registration for the conferences themselves will open by August 1.

Please note that we've re-established the two-conference system, with both a lower- and upper-peninsula conference. While we are still working out the details of the agendas, we intend to have MSBO certification classes offered at BOTH conferences.

The Lower Peninsula Conference will be held Monday, September 17, and Tuesday the 18th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bay City. We have shortened the fall conference to two full days to accommodate our members' busy fall schedule.  You can book rooms at the DoubleTree now by calling 800.222.8733 and using code MPAAA to get the discounted rate of $119 per night.

The Upper Peninsula Conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 24 and 25, at the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. You can get the discounted rate of $149 per night by calling 800.833.7711 and referring to 'Michigan Pupil Accounting.'

One final note for those interested in attending the Upper Peninsula session. To make registration and payment for the conference more manageable, we will be rolling the cost of the ferry ride (round trip), as well as parking, and taxi service out to the Resort, into the cost of registration. There will be no need to track additional receipts or have other reimbursements.  Hopefully, this will make the process a bit easier for attendees.

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