View our Events Calendar for upcoming sessions that might benefit you or your staff.
“The number one advantage of using Smart Software is
that it comes with Region V’s top notch customer support.
Their staff has many years of experience that make
them very knowledgeable.“
Sherry Haugen, Business Manager
Maple River Schools
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“It is impossible to overstate the level of customer service that the Region V staff provides to its districts.
Any of my team can contact a Region V staff person via email or phone call and receive a prompt, accurate and
friendly response. The staff expertise extends beyond using SMART into areas such as UFARS, STAR, ACA compliance
and MARSS (to name a few).”
Jennifer Walsh, Director of Finance and Operations
Faribault Public Schools
We provide support and services in the areas of Finance, Payroll, Human Resources, and Student Tracking.Read More
“Working with Region V has made our hiring processes more efficient and streamlined. They are always willing to
run through our ideas to provide exactly what we need. I can always count on Region V to answer our questions and
to provide the best support when we need it. They take away the worry so we can put more focus on our employees!”
Mallory Herman, Human Resources Generalist
Owatonna Public Schools
We assist member districts in reporting required data in the areas of UFARS (finance), STAR (staff) and MARSS (student).Read More
“The support and assistance Region V provides is
exceptional. The implementation process of assisting our
district with the ACA process was very smooth. The
support materials such as examples in the materials and
timelines provided to keep us on target with the tracking
requirements have been so beneficial. Region V has
really made the complex ACA process into a
Kelly Hanson, Benefits Specialist
Mankato Area Public Schools
We collaborate with our educational members so they can perform their business operations efficiently and effectively.Read More
Our mission is to be the preferred provider of service and support in a partnership with our educational members so they can perform their business operations efficiently and effectively.
Unlimited phone and email support, individual or group training opportunities, topical sessions, periodic onsite visits and information bulletins are all resources available to support the business office staff.
We provide solutions to many questions or concerns in areas of the business office functions. We will provide emergency backup staffing, if needed.
Training is provided to new, as well as experienced, staff ensuring they are confident and efficient in their role.
Our Events Calendar provides details on all upcoming training sessions. Training sessions support UFARS compliance, payroll reporting, MARSS reporting, office automation, SMART applications and other business-related areas. In addition, Region V staff provides specialized services to individual districts including emergency bookkeeping help, bank reconciliation and assistance in revenue projections.
Annually, Region V sponsors a Spring Conference for the districts’ business office staff members. A wide range of topics are presented by speakers from many resources.