Budgeting and Forecasting

Modeling COVID-19 Infection Rates to Inform School Site Closings/Openings


September 25, 2020

11 a.m.-Noon ET

  • Field of Study: Management Services
  • Credits: 1
  • Prerequisite: None


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Who Will Benefit: Finance Directors/CFOs, Senior Leadership, and others interested in modeling related to the pandemic

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand which school districts got it right. Compare in-person and virtual approaches from school districts that opened early in Indiana, Arizona, and other states.
  • Learn how can you optimize your chance of making the best decision. Present a tool developed with a Wisconsin school district that simulates the chance of meeting the district’s thresholds for the fall semester.
  • Determine the most likely infection levels through the rest of the year. Review the COVID forecast featured on the GFOA website for the remainder of 2020.
  • Understand how COVID-19 infection rates are impacting local organizations and decisions related to social distancing measures, including how schools are providing and instruction and the related.
  • Learn more about the variables utilized in quantitative risk analysis as related to COVID-19 infection rates and how you can better leverage this information.
  • Learn how to improve decision making around opening/closing schools and how that is relevant to other reopening issues.

  • Member Price: Free
  • Non-member Price: Free