FY14 "Newbie" Circuit Breaker Claim Training Announcement- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

School Finance and District Support

FY14 "Newbie" Circuit Breaker Claim Training Announcement

To:Superintendents, Charter School Leaders, Special Education Directors, School Business Officials
From:Jay Sullivan, Executive Director, School Finance and District Support
Date:April 10, 2014


In an effort to increase the effectiveness of our annual training for Circuit Breaker claims we are planning to hold Circuit Breaker "Newbie" Trainings (CB101). CB101 is training specifically designed for novices. It is for staff unfamiliar with the claim process.

This training is not geared to staff who has previously attended regular Circuit Breaking workshops.

We will review the claim workbook including all worksheets and macros buttons, as well as the out of district and in district claim sections of the computer file. We will conduct a basic "hands on" session that will allow the attendee to work on actual examples of simple claims from entering a new student to updating and deleting existing students. We will also discuss the history of circuit breaker, review circuit breaker eligible and ineligible costs and familiarize you with terms used in the program such as placements, approved and unapproved programs and cost shares. And we will discuss circuit breaker dos and don'ts.

We have scheduled Circuit Breaker "Newbie" Trainings at the following locations:

5/1/141:00 pmMilton High School
5/2/149:30 amMalden - ESE
5/6/141:00 pmMalden - ESE
5/7/149:30 amHudson High School
5/8/149:30 amBridgewater Middle School
5/9/149:30 amLower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative
5/12/141:00 pmShrewsbury High School
5/13/149:30 amMalden - ESE

Each training session will last approximately 3 hours. Please be on time as the trainings will commence promptly at the designated times listed.

To register for a specific session follow this link to the registration page.

You may also view the trainings on the Department's event page.

The regular annual Circuit Breaker trainings will be scheduled mid May through mid June and they will be posted shortly.

Finally, the Circuit Breaker file will be available in the Department's Security Portal in early May; a follow-up email will announce the date.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Last Updated: April 14, 2014

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