Meeting Information


MPAAA 2019 Fall Lower Peninsula Conference

September 16, 2019 7:00 AM to September 17, 2019 5:00 PM 
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Doubletree - Bay City Riverfront
1 Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI 48708

Description & Overview

MPAAA is proud to offer its membership the annual Lower Peninsula Fall Conference, on September 16th and 17th, at the DoubleTree Riverside hotel in Bay City. With all the changes expected in the new year, this conference provides valuable information for everyone involved in Pupil Accounting, Pupil Auditing, and Educational Data!

The educational system in Michigan is changing at an astounding pace. In the coming school year, we will see changes throughout our systems. From Section 25 (aka, ‘the money following the student”) to the addition of more cyber schools and virtual offerings, we are seeing, firsthand, how different our workplace may look. MPAAA seeks to continue its effort to be your primary ‘go-to’ resource regarding pupil accounting and the legislation pertaining to school funding. Our conferences are designed to assist anyone working with student data, school funding, enrollment and membership requirements, and auditing. The one thing we can assure you, this conference is not to be missed!

For our 2019 conference, we've compressed our schedule into two full days, instead of the 2 & 1/2-day format of previous years. This allows members to minimize the time they are away from the office during this critical time of year.

A session of particular interest to the auditing community will be the Pupil Membership Auditing Manual (PMAM) update with MDE's Office of Audits.  This session, which is for auditors only, will give auditors the chance to discuss the changes made in the 18/19 PMAM, and have a voice in changes for this coming year. If your role is as an ISD auditor, this is a must-attend session for you!



Various speakers from around the state (including CEPI, MDE, etc.) and local school districts and ISDs will be sharing their expertise with attendees. Scheduled speakers can be found on the agenda below.


Hotel Information:

*** The DoubleTree Hotel has been totally booked please make arrangements at the Comfort Inn.

This conference will be held at the DoubleTree Riverside hotel in Bay City. Reservations can be made by calling the reservations line at 989-891-6000 and using code PAA (yes, that is correct, no 'M') to get the discounted rate of $119 per night. They can also register online by clicking HERE.

In the event the DoubleTree is full, we do have alternate arrangements at the Comfort Inn, which is right across the street from the DoubleTree. Call 989-892-3501, and they should have the room block under MPAAA.


General Information

Conference registrations include breakfast and lunch both Monday and Tuesday. Registration fees are $395 for MPAAA members and $550 for non-members. Session and other presenter materials will be posted on the MPAAA website in advance of the conference. Attendees are welcome to print the materials ahead of time for the sessions which they are planning to attend. Please visit and click on the conferences link for details. Also, please see the MPAAA website to submit questions to session presenters in advance. Submitting questions in advance will help our presenter’s research your specific question before the conference.  On-site walk-ins incur an additional $25 fee to attend. 


Cancellation Policy & Contact Information

Members and guests will be accessed a cancellation fee of $100 event registrations canceled up to August 19th. There will be no refunds for cancellations occurring after August 19th.

Please contact our Executive Director to request cancellation of a workshop or conference which you are registered or for any other event / MPAAA related question.

*NO REFUNDS* will be granted if cancellation is after August 19th.



$395.00 Member Registration with session selections

$550.00 Non-Member Registration with session selections


Conference agenda - Updated 9/4/19

Paper registration form (to send in with a check)

19/20 Membership application