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School Financial Management Institute


A new collaboration between the UK College of Education and an advisory board of education professionals in Kentucky, the School Financial Management Institute prepares participants to take the Certified School Financial Manager exam.

The School Financial Management Institute has been redesigned and is now under the direction of the UK College of Education in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).  Under the new model, new and aspiring school finance officers will participate in a year-long professional learning experience held at the KDE building. A program orientation will begin the activities on the first day of the program. The success of this program depends on your professionalism and ability to participate in ALL the activities, classes and discussions. We underscore the importance of full attendance.

Please Note: EILA credit will be available. Request for special needs will be accommodated, if requested in advance. The program is also supported by KASBO.

Day 1: October 29, Tuesday

Day 2: October 30, Wednesday  

Day 3: December 10, Tuesday

Day 4: December 11, Wednesday

Day 5: March 10, Tuesday

Day 6: March 11, Wednesday

Location: Frankfort, KY 

Fee: $1200/person Fee includes instruction, materials & test.

For more information, please contact Lu Young.

Register quickly as limited SFMI registration is first come, first serve.

Proud Partner of KASBO.

Proud Partner of KASBO.


Kristy Willen recognized by the Cumberland County Board of Education and Dr. Kirk Biggerstaff for completion of the UK School Financial Management Institute and becoming a Certified School Financial Manager.