Supporting Students during COVID-19: Webinar Discussion with CFO of Cherokee County SD

Supporting Students during COVID-19: Webinar Discussion with CFO of Cherokee County SD
4/23/2020, 12:30 PM 1:00 PM

How do you continue to get meals to kids in need when schools are closed? Join us for a live webinar discussion with Kenneth Owen, Chief Financial Officer of Cherokee County School District in Atlanta. With an estimated $100k needed every week to support students in his district, Kenneth and his team have been able to provide thousands of meals during the COVID-19 crisis. Get insights on what is working for them, including:

  • Navigating Federal regulations to feed kids at home
  • Fundraising for additional money for their programs
  • Getting kids and staff devices and hotspots for distance learning support
  • How to prepare for the impacts on next year’s budget

Cherokee County School District is a high-performing public school system in Metro Atlanta and is comprised of 40 schools, educating over 43,000 students and employing over 5,500 faculty and staff. Kenneth Owen, an Atlanta native, has worked for Cherokee County SD for almost 20 years. After 11 years managing the Educational Programs Division, he moved into Financial Management and was named Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He and his team oversee the accounting, auditing, treasury management, payroll, procurement, records retention and school nutrition functions of the school district and manage a $720M budget.

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