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  • For member school district and charter schools, the Business Center assumes the role of corporate controller and maintains the general ledger on a computerized accounting system. This system keeps track of all accounting functions within full compliance of the Texas Education Agency's Financial Accountability Resource Guide. The Business Center uses a costing method that incorporates clustering school districts and charter schools into an efficient processing model, built on efficiency, compliance, effectiveness, and reporting. 

     

  • School Finance Information - Update from Hank Johnson, CPA

     

    In partnership with the ESC Region 11 Business Center, Hank Johnson will review timely TEA correspondence that will be e-mailed to area Superintendents and Chief Financial Officers. This information is also available here on our website by using the links below.

     

    Recent School Finance Information for Independent School Districts 

     

    Recent School Finance Information for Charter Schools 

     


     

    Did you miss our last training? Do you need the documents or presentation for your personal review? You can now see and review all of our most recent training's flyers, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations by clicking the link below. We look forward to seeing you next time!  

     

    Prior Roundtable Sessions

  • Our Services

    The ESC Region 11 Business Center provides technical assistance and training to school districts and charter schools in the area of finance and business services.  We provide full-service accounting, payroll, benefits, summary of finance, and budgeting support resulting in cost savings to our clients.  

    You can contract with us at the Business Center in many different ways. Whether it be for consulting, basic services, or advanced services, we want to tailor a specific program designed with you in mind! Click here to learn more about how we can serve you. 

  • Upcoming Training Opportunities

    Public Funds Investment Training

    October 17, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    The Business Center at ESC Region 11 is hosting a Public Funds Investment Training. This session is presented by guest speaker Patrick Shinkle, Associate Director for the Center for Public Management at the University of North Texas. Shinkle has more than 17 years of experience in public funds management in Texas, including 12 years as Administrator of LOGIC and five years as part of the TexPool management team. Shinkle has spoken on investment management, disaster recovery planning, computer security awareness, and technology-related issues. CPAs will receive CPE credit.  Lunch will be provided. 
    4 CPE hours are available for this session. Register

    Finance Officer and Business Manager Roundtable Discussion

    October 23, 2019
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

     The ESC Region 11 Business Center presents quarterly roundtable discussions for CFOs, business managers, and business office personnel. We will be discussing topics submitted by districts as well as other important items in school business. This will include discuss updates on recent TEA correspondence, legislative updates, and any other items about which you might have questions. Lunch will be provided and will allow time to network and discuss various topics with colleagues from around the area. Lunch will be provided. 
    2 CPE hours are available for this session. Register

    Public Funds Investment Training

    May 20, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    The Business Center at ESC Region 11 is hosting a Public Funds Investment Training. This session is presented by guest speaker Patrick Shinkle, Associate Director for the Center for Public Management at the University of North Texas. Shinkle has more than 17 years of experience in public funds management in Texas, including 12 years as Administrator of LOGIC and five years as part of the TexPool management team. Shinkle has spoken on investment management, disaster recovery planning, computer security awareness, and technology-related issues. CPAs will receive CPE credit.  Lunch will be provided.  
    4 CPE hours are available for this session. Register

  • Purchasing

    The main function of Region 11 purchasing services is to provide internal customers with methods to procure their products and services in accordance with the State of Texas procurement laws for government entities. Region 11 also provides purchasing support to the school districts within its region. If you are a school district within Region 11 and need purchasing support please contact Laura Weir at 817-740-3602.

    Purchasing Homepage/ESC Region 11 Bid Openings 

     
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