June 2017 Conference

June 19, 2017 5:00 PM to June 23, 2017 2:00 PM
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Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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We are very excited about our upcoming conference at the beautiful Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa in Ft. Myers June 20th – 23rd. Our theme this year is “Shell Shocked” which is befitting the beautiful shells Sanibel Island is famous for and the state of school finance and pending legislation in Florida.  

Your board of directors have been working hard to put together an excellent conference! Tuesday, our CPE day, will open with an accounting and audit update in the morning, followed by mini sessions with tracks in financial reporting, budgeting and information technology. Wednesday, our official opening of the conference, will begin with a welcome by the Superintendent of Lee County Schools followed by the DOE update with Linda Champion and her team and a legislative update from Joy Frank of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. The afternoon will have mini sessions on auditing, ESE costs, purchasing issues, and public private partnerships. Thursday morning will bring an update from Finance Council, marketing District financial information, our business meeting and a technology users group. The afternoon will include ethics for our CPAs and mini sessions on TRIM, FTE forecasting, investments, cash flows, academic ROI and post-issuance compliance. Friday, we will finish up with an economic update, a presentation on leadership, and the always exciting Auditor General update.  The agenda is available at the bottom of the page.

The Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, our conference hotel is now full.  We have made arrangements with the Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel for $99 per night.  If you are still looking for a hotel room, check with the hotel as there may have been a cancellation.  They try the Residence Inn.  Information on both hotels is below.

Registration fees for member attendees are $200, non-member rate is $300, retiree rate is $100 and guest fees are $100 per adult and $30 per child for the June 2017 conference.  Remember to register early as a late registration fee of $50 will automatically be added if you register after the deadline of May 19, 2017

We look forward to seeing you in Sanibel Harbour!!!


Conference Hotel - Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa
The rate for our conference hotel is $129 per night.  The hotel has waived the resort fee and self-parking fee.  Valet parking is available at $20 per night.  The hotel is offering guests 20% off spa services, use of the fitness center, unlimited clay court tennis times and trolley tranportation around the complex.  Reservations must be made no later than May 19, 2017 to receive the group rate and can be made online, Book your group rate for Florida School Finance Officers Association 2017 Conference or by phone at 1-800-767-7777. Please reference Florida School Finance Officers Association to get the group rate. One important thing to note when driving to the resort, please remember from MacGregor Blvd to turn right onto Punta Rassa Rd., the last street before the toll bridge. If not, you may find yourself paying a $6.00 toll to go to Sanibel Island.

Alternate Hotel - Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel
The rate for our alternate hotel is $99 per night.  It is an easy 2.5 miles drive away, the closest hotel to our conference site.  This rate is good through May 26th.   Book your group rate for Florida SFOA Conference




$200.00 FSFOA Member
$250.00 after 11:45 pm May 19

$100.00 FSFOA Retiree
$150.00 after 11:45 pm May 19

$300.00 Non-Members
$350.00 after 11:45 pm May 19

$100.00 DOE or Other State Agency
$150.00 after 11:45 pm May 19

$100.00 Guests (Adult) for meals only. Does not include access to educational sessions
$150.00 after 11:45 pm May 19

$30.00 Guests (Age 17 or under) for meals only.
$60.00 after 11:45 pm May 19

$75.00 Ethics for Governmental CPAs (6/22/17)