FY16 Fiscal Team

The NEOnet fiscal team for fiscal year 2016 will consist of:

Wayne Bowers – Fiscal Officer, bowers[at]neonet[dot]org330-926-3900 x 601119

Lisa Nash – Senior Fiscal Support Specialist, nash[at]neonet[dot]org330-926-3900 x 601121

Savannah Greenwood – Fiscal Support Specialist, buck[at]neonet[dot]org330-926-3900 x 601118

Cheryl Nist – Fiscal Support Specialist, nist[at]neonet[dot]org330-926-3900 x 601127

Kay Makishi – Fiscal Support Specialist, makishi[at]neonet[dot]org330-926-3900 x 601129

Paulette Gansel – Fiscal Consultant, gansel[at]neonet[dot]org

Teresa Bichsel – Fiscal Consultant, bichsel[at]neonet[dot]org

Paulette and Teresa will be working 2 days a week each as support to the full time fiscal team members providing training and support for the team. 

To call the entire fiscal team at once dial 330-926-3900 x 601130.  While you can email or call any member of the fiscal team at any time with a question or concern, the most effective way to get in touch with the fiscal team is to email fiscal[at]neonet[dot]org.  Emailing that address will immediately send an email to the entire fiscal team and ensure that your question or concern will be handled as soon as possible. 

To submit a ticket directly into the Cherwell Service Management system for the fiscal team to work on, simply email fiscalhelp[at]neonet[dot]org.  You will immediately receive a confirmation email that the email was received and each member of the fiscal team will also be notified via email. 


Optional Five Year Forecast FY15 (P) Reporting Period

This optional 5 Year Forecast period was opened 6/11/15 and will remain open until 8/21/15.  This reporting period is available for school districts to post updated 5 Year Forecasts to the Ohio Department of Education website.  The fiscal team is more than happy to submit your forecast and notes for you.  Just email fiscal[at]neonet[dot]org and a member of the team will follow up with you.  If you would like for the notes to appear on the website in the same format you prepared them in, PDF assumptions/notes should be e-mailed to shonta.cade[at]education.ohio[dot]gov.  The notes should be converted to a PDF document and must have the following naming convention: District_Name-IRN where all parts of the district’s name are separated with an underscore, followed by a dash, then the six-digit IRN.   For example, Newton Falls Exempted Village School District would be named Newton_Falls-045567 and Newton Local would be Newton-048637.


EMIS Period H Submission

Period H opened Friday June 19th and will run until September 30 for the submission of financial data.  This collection is required for all EMIS reporting entities.  This yearend financial reporting includes school accounting information, capital assets, and other miscellaneous data types. 

Prior to submission, VALACT fatal errors should be corrected, the USAEMSEDT Cash Reconciliation record balanced with the current FINSUMM cash total, and the Federal Summary record should be updated. 

Data is collected using the SIF Works Data Collector using the Data Sources Tab.  Data should be collected after the fiscal year is closed.  Please email the fiscal team at fiscal[at]neonet[dot]org if you would like assistance with your Period H submission process. 


Affordable Care Act Reporting

We had a great turnout for the May28th American Fidelity/Worxtime demonstration with 14 of our consortium school districts in attendance.  Lisa Stevens from AFA presented and did a nice job of explaining the intricacies of the new Affordable Care Act tracking and reporting requirements to lead into the Worxtime portion of the presentation. 

At least one NEOnet consortium member district has now purchased the Worxtime software.  We will be working closely with them to learn the process and facilitate in any way we can.  


NEOnet Insurance Plan Change

At their Special Board meeting June 3rd, NEOnet’s Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Insurance Sub-Committee, chose a new insurance plan for NEOnet employees effective July 1st, 2015 as follows;

It is recommended the Board of Directors approve the agreement found in exhibit I with Medical Mutual to offer the following two health insurance plans effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

  • A PPO 80/20 plan with $100/$200 deductible and $1,350/$2,700 out of pocket max named COSE SMP MOP P80 Rx 2 (the PPO Plan).

  • A High Deductible Health Plan with $1,500/$3,000 deductible and $1,500/$3,000 out of pocket max named COSE SMP P1500 HSA Agg (the HSA Plan).

  • The Board’s contribution to an employee’s HSA will be as follows;

    For the period 7/1/15 – 12/30/15 a lump sum of $375 Single and $750 all other tiers.

    For the period 1/1/15 – 12/31/15, a lump sum of $750 Single and $1,500 all other tiers.

    For the period 1/1/16 – 12/31/16, 12 monthly installments totaling $600 Single and $1,200 all other tiers.

    For the period 1/1/17 – 12/31/17, 12 monthly installments totaling $500 Single and $1,000 all other tiers.

  • Current employees waiving health insurance, and new employees with a start date of July 1, 2015 and after, are eligible to enroll only in the HSA Plan.

  • Employees with a start date before July 1, 2015 who are currently enrolled in the COSE SMP MOP P90 Rx2 plan are eligible to be grandfathered into the PPO Plan.However, if a grandfathered employee elects to enroll in the HSA Plan, that employee is no longer eligible for the PPO Plan.               

This change to employee benefits will result in at least $11,000/Yr less expense to the consortium. 


Meeting Reminders

July 7th, Board of Directors Meeting at 9:00.

August 19th, Treasurer’s Operating Committee Meeting at 12:00

Fiscal Update