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Resource Title Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)

This website provides access to a wide range of resources, workshops, software tools, and services related to fiscal, business and management services to help local educational agencies comply with fiscal accountability standards, incorporate best practices, operate effectively, and fulfill their oversight responsibilities. FCMAT offers the following:

  • Fiscal and management assistance (study teams, fiscal advisor services)
  • Fiscal tools (Budget Explorer software, fiscal health risk analysis)
  • Professional development (mentor program for chief business officials, workshops on administration of Associated Student Body (ASB) organizations)
  • Technical assistance (online help desk, e-mail lists)
  • Publications (ASB Accounting Manual, Fiscal Oversight Guide, Fiscal Procedural Manual for county offices of education)
  • California School Information Services (CSIS)

Some of the other resources and services that the website provides access to include:

  • On-line requests for services
  • Advisories for county offices, alerts and other documents
  • Information and slides from recent presentations
  • Resources related to Special Education
  • FCMAT legal and professional standards (community relations, personnel management, pupil achievement, facilities management, and financial management)

Resource Area(s)
Fiscal Operations
Human Resources
Professional Development
Type of Resource
Best Practices
How to Do It
Format Website
Related Service(s)
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