2017 WASBO Foundation Fall Conference

2017 WASBO Foundation Fall Conference
Register today for WASBO's Fall Conference and go back to your district ready to take on the rest of the school year! Our theme this year is "Leadership: Don't Wait to Be Asked!"

Recognizing the significant contributions school business officials provide to their team and because you asked for sessions on Leadership this year’s Fall Conference theme "Leadership: Don't Wait to Be Asked!" provides a foundation as you get a chance to learn from your peers as they share leadership philosophies practiced in their districts.  This leadership track is for everyone so join fellow Business Managers, Facility Directors, Bookkeepers, District Administrators and Service Affiliates at The Osthoff Resort & Conference Center in Elkhart Lake, WI for WASBO's Annual Fall Conference. The conference kicks off with networking and the WASBO Foundation Fall Golf and Bike Scholarship Fundraisers on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

At the WASBO Foundation Fall Conference on October 5-6, 2017, hear from Thursday's dynamic keynote speaker Tom Thibodeau as he addresses the keys to Servant Leadership. On Friday, we celebrate award winners for Shining Star and the Tina Hafeman Friend of WASBO. We will hear from Kathy Cooke and Michael Gallagher as they address "Courageous Leadership: The Opportunity to Inspire and Lead for Results." Attendees will also delve into over 40 breakout sessions in tracks for Human Resources, Best Practices/Money Savings/Innovative Solutions, Facilities Core Certification Module 4 & 5, Facilities Certification Continuing Education, and New Administrator/Year of Success. Along with enhancing your leadership skills, you will learn best practices, and network with your peers. Participants will return to their districts prepared to implement the philosophies learned from their colleagues. Register today!

Additional Materials and Information

To register for the Fall Conference, please sign in or click the create a new account link in the area to the right (Golf and Bike registration are available at the link above). If you have previously attended a WASBO conference or fundraising event, your User Name is your email address. If you are unsure of your password, click the Forgot My Password link to reset your password.
 

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate for the Full Conference or Thursday only receive a free trial membership through 6/30/2018 if you have not previously been a member. At least one individual from your organization must be a WASBO member to take advantage of multi-attendee pricing. If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual will need to register separately.
When
10/5/2017 - 10/6/2017
Where
Osthoff Resort And Conference Center 101 Osthoff Ave Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Program

   

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

 
Be sure to pick up your registration materials so you can make plans to meet your colleagues and finalize your conference session plans.
Track
Networking
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

As we finish up both the Golf and Bike Fundraisers we look forward to greeting old friends and meeting new colleagues at this networking event.
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Thursday, 05 October 2017

 
Start your day off right with breakfast and networking.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
7:30 AM

Servant leadership is  a philosophy of leadership which is meaningful, ethical, and practical in its theory and practice. In this presentation we will be reminded of the positive impact we have in the lives of others through our service and leadership.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

This follow-up session to Tom Thibodeau’s keynote will overview the embracing of Servant Led Culture by the community, including the school district.  We will discuss the journey from becoming competent in one’s job to becoming a leader, the importance of evaluating to see if employees are becoming healthier, and supporting them so they are wiser and freer and thus empowered for success.  In doing so we can help employees become servants themselves.
Track
Leadership
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Focus on school building exterior envelope design and maintenance.  The speaker will provide examples of problems caretakers may face related to the building envelop and how these problems can be dealt with.  Construction specifications and design criteria to ensure quality construction will also be covered.
Track
Facilities Certification
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

March 2, 2016 Wisconsin Act 180 went into effect, one of the most fundamental changes to Workers' Compensation law in our history. What have we learned about this law in the last year, and how should your district be reacting to these proceedings?
Track
Human Resources
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Too often a new business administrator (or new employee, in general) is entirely focused on mastering the existing job while missing immediate opportunities to improve their newly acquired position. This session will give both new and experienced business administrators insights into opportunities for continuous improvement in their respective districts. Learn how new employees, because they are the least  knowledgeable on their first day, might be the most valuable of all when it comes to improving the processes and procedures of their districts.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

As the tides shift towards a period of economic expansion, we find ourselves in a rising interest rate environment – a phenomenon that we have not witnessed in nearly a decade. For Wisconsin school districts, this creates an excellent opportunity to generate investment revenue, which has been lackluster in recent years. Conversely, rising interest rates increase borrowing costs on financings for short-term cash flow purposes or longer term capital projects. This session will focus on strategies to navigate these waters and will provide guidelines on how to maximize investment income and minimize interest cost.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Topics Covered include best practices, lessons-learned, case studies and examples of:   • 10-year facilities maintenance and capital plans that include assessments of building condition, educational adequacy and capacity.   • Community Engagement and Consensus Building    • Referendum Campaign Assistance   • Design   • Bid   • Construction   • Warranty   • Facility Asset Management
Track
Facilties Certification - Continuing Education
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor or are you interested in having a Mentor?   If you would like to share you expertise with a new Business Manager or business office staff or If you are new to your position and would like to find out about having a Mentor, attend this session.  The WASBO Mentor Program is designed to:  -Provide opportunities for new school business personnel to acquire the performance skills and knowledge necessary for the effective implementation of their job responsibilities.  -Provide a resource in order to facilitate decision making associated with the particularly difficult challenges that occur in a school business office  -Develop a cadre of experienced school business officials who would be willing to share their expertise and developed their leadership skills.
Track
Professional Development
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Track
Break
Time
10:25 AM - 10:35 AM
10:25 AM

Discussion of the development of a comprehensive roof management program utilizing a combination of visual assessments and internet based technology to track costs, extend the service life of your roof and plan for replacement.
Track
Facilities Certification
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

Progress has occurred in developing reliable techniques for identifying concussions when they occur on the field, helmet technology to reduce impact, and the development of preventive policies and procedures for training, play and return to play. As this topic evolves, and players with legacy injuries look for fingers to point, they may land on the schools where their sports career began. How can districts prepare now for these future claims, while implementing practices to protect current student athletes? Let's discuss.
Track
Human Resources
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

This is one of the busiest times of the year for bookkeepers and business managers! This session will highlight the deadlines and reporting processes for those activities happening in the business office during the fall such as Third Friday counts, Revenue Limit calculations, notification of state aid, notification of property values, certifying the levy, filing the budget report and the annual report. We will review how to find things on the DPI School Financial Services website and where to go to file reports.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

The past several budget cycles, the Waunakee School District has been using benchmark data to best align its budget to improved student achievement.  These budget and resource allocation decisions have contributed to Waunakee moving from a district that “Exceeds Expectations” to a district that “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” on the statewide school report card.  Recently the business officials at Kettle Moraine (another district that “Significantly Exceeds” and a peer of Waunakee) held a “data retreat.”  They discovered that while their report card scores were similar their districts made very different resource allocation decisions.     Attendees at this session will learn how Kettle Moraine and Waunakee are using data to improve budget practices and resource allocation with a goal of achieving high student results, while spending below the state average per pupil.  These districts are working together to share data, district practices and ideas for implementation.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

A session on the elements and framework of the continuous improvement processes to empower / develop leaders employed in Pewaukee.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

Do you have facility and infrastructure needs? Has your board tasked you to determine if a referendum is a path you should take to address your facility needs? Join us as we share insights and lessons learned on how McFarland navigated the multi-faceted facilities referendum process that led to a successful November 2016 vote supported by 66% of their community. The District-led effort incorporated staff and community-members input throughout the 12-month process. Learn how the District gathered input from stakeholders and thoughtfully educated their community. Through the assistance of the community, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Plunkett Raysich Architects, and Thought Exchange, they were able to identify district-wide needs, consider potential solutions, and give the entire McFarland community the ability to prioritize projects that ultimately became part of one of the largest referenda in state history.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

License renewal may no longer be required but targeted professional development remains necessary for excellence in the school business profession.  We will discuss goal setting and the importance of professional development throughout your career.The goal of this session is to learn how to focus your needs and interests.
Track
Professional Development
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

Time
11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
11:35 AM

Learn how to develop and implement an effective Preventative Maintenance program, starting from scratch, to a finished, working program.
Track
Facilities Certification
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Whether it relates to school finance, facilities, food services, student transportation, or other related support services in a school district, there exists a great deal of information/data. Most of this data is in the hands of highly capable staff who use it on a daily basis in the performance of their duties.  If shared with the broader internal and external communities, a knowledge bridge of understanding can remove lingering and potential mistrust.    This presentation will delve into the sources, organization, presentation and use of data in a matter to assists business officials in adding to the list of who else knows.
Track
Human Resources
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

This session will provide information about the many areas that need proactive forethought in coming to decisions about a school district’s cash reserve (fund balance) as it relates to its long-term financial health (including policies). The presenters will address sustainability and preplanned balances that protect programs, both instructional and non-instructional.  Ideas will be shared on how to be transparent and thoughtful in discussing this issue as relationships are built with local citizens and state legislators. The new DPI unassigned fund balance accounts will also be explained.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

A risk that has been around a while, but has only recently impacted the education sector, is ransomware. In late 2016, a school in Los Angeles chose to pay a ransom of $28,000 in the required bitcoin currency to have their files unlocked or be permanently prevented from accessing their files. Network security and cyber threats will not be diminished in the foreseeable future. Even with implementing stringent data protection standards; the vulnerability to being hacked or breached remains high, yet the number of schools that have developed risk management protocols around cyber remains low. Let’s discuss the risks out there, and how to protect your school.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

What do a submarine and a business office have in common?  Sometimes they both need a little "turn-around!"  Dive into learning how L. David Marquet, a retired Captain of the U.S. Navy, let go of his natural instinct to take control and instead created a powerful leadership model based on giving control. By the time we dock, each participant should have the tools to create an environment of leaders who are engaged, responsible, happy, and healthy.
Track
Leadership
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Completing a construction project in less than three months requires timely planning that needs to occur before the snow starts falling. Hear how the School District of Waukesha collaboratively planned in advance for a complicated kitchen remodeling at South High School. The successful process and scheduling technique used in Waukesha can apply to any district that wants to hit the road running as soon as the last student leaves for summer. Alice Cooper said “School’s Out For Summer” and that is when the fun begins!
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Those who are licensed under PI34 have identified license renewal as an area where support is needed. This two-part session is designed to provide a background in license requirements, offer tools for managing the process, and help the Initial Educator licensee address the requirements. You will be guided through the process of Self-reflection and Goal Identification so that you leave with a foundation for moving forward with your Professional Development Plan. Bring your laptop.
Track
Professional Development
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

As of January 1, 2017, the prevailing wage laws no longer apply to local projects like school construction.  Since then, project labor agreement neutrality was pass in Wisconsin.  The presenters will provide public bidding advice in light of these significant changes.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Time
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
1:50 PM

There are many areas of functionality provided by the control system of a building. This session will cover building automation systems such and HVAC, Access Control & Security, CCTV, and Lighting Controls and will cover the Pros and Cons of systems integration and the increased efficiencies that can be achieved with integrated systems.
Track
Facilities Certification
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

HIPAA audits are coming. Entities are already receiving notices requesting information about their plans and business associate agreements.  Are you prepared? Maybe you were in the know on  HIPAA requirements a few years ago, but feel like all you have now is a vague recollection of what is required.    Now there is more regulatory review and auditing and more fines imposed. This workshop will provide a walk-through of the elements of HIPAA compliance and help you establish and/or update policies to meet and maintain compliance requirements.
Track
Human Resources
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

In this session we will get into some of the meat of the equalization aid formula. What are deductible receipts? What are shared costs? What is and is not included in the calculation? What is negative tertiary aid and how does it impact my district? How do changes elsewhere in the state impact my district? We will review district specific worksheets.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Has your auditor suggested that you refine your cash reconciliation processes?  Are your balance sheet accounts drawing attention from DPI? Do you have multiple operating and investment accounts that are out of balance? Electronic transfers causing errors?    This presentation will include examples of cash reconciliation issues and offer advice on how to best manage this responsibility so that entries are timely, errors are found quickly, and records are accurate.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

TGIF -  This session discusses leadership concepts that provide a solid personal foundation and migrate as well to professional life. Vision, mission, leadership traits and organizational awareness vouchsafe positive professional success. Attendees will collect leadership methodology and share stories of successful leadership experiences.
Track
Leadership
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

K-12 facility management is never easy. We are challenged to maintain safe facilities with a high standard of service while dealing with constant changes in the built environment:    - Buildings today are 58 percent larger than facilities 50 years ago.   - Over half the buildings we manage were built before 1980.  - The average age of a facility team is 49 years old.    This changing environment has influenced 3 dangerous trends that are negatively impacting the way we manage and operate our buildings. Without addressing these challenges head on, the safety of our students and value of our assets under management are at risk.    This presentation dives deep into commissioned research on the most dangerous trends in K-12 facility management. We will offer advice for overcoming these trends and discuss proactive strategies for reducing facility operational costs.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Due to tightening school district budgets, labor markets and unique skill sets more school districts than ever are engaging independent contractors.  This session will provide an overview of the various legal, liability and insurance issues that arise when a school district contemplates hiring an independent contractor to provide a service for a school district, including WIAA officials.
Track
Human Resources
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Time
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
3:00 PM

Track
Facilities Certification
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Liabilities, compensation strategies and changing employee demographics are just some of the reasons why alternatives to retiree health benefits are at the top of mind for most school districts.  We’ll dive deep into the reasons behind the paradigm shift in providing benefits to employees and retirees – from a defined benefit model to a defined contribution approach. Specifically, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of popular replacement strategies including:   • Health Reimbursement Arrangements   • Post-severance 403(b) contributions   • Converting bloated sick leave banks
Track
Human Resources
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

The revenue limit worksheet for 2017-2018, will have a four pages in-place of two pages, with larger print. As this is the first year of the state’s 2017-19 budget, information regarding changes in the Revenue Limit process will be provided to the level DPI has confirmation based on state laws.  Districts with Energy Efficiency Exemptions will need to spend time on the fourth page. We will cover your school district’s revenue limit calculations with the information we have to date. We will walk you through the steps you need to follow to complete your revenue limit calculation and help you understand how the spreadsheet works. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to bring laptops. You will have the opportunity to work on your district’s revenue limit worksheet during the session.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

West Bend School District was the winner of the M3 Safety Security Wellness Grant.  Students, as part of a classroom project, make workers compensation safety videos.  The videos have been well received by district employees and have been seen and used by others in the community.    This has the two fold effect of reducing workers compensation costs at the district and strengthening the relationship between the community and school district.    This presentation would tell how the project came about.  Show some of the videos and bring in a teacher and perhaps a student to explain how the project can be started at other districts.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Trust. It is fundamental that you be trusted as the school’s business manager, business staff , or district administrator. Not only are you handling the district’s dollars, but the board and community are turning to you to understand the district’s finances as the district moves into the school year and prepares for the future. Learn how to earn that trust and to build on it. Without it, your job will become impossible.
Track
Leadership
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Is a construction project in your future? You probably have a plan in place for how you currently operate your facilities, but have you thought about what to do during construction and after? We have extensive experience partnering with district administrations during all phases of construction, and believe we can help guide decisions that will set your district up for continued success.    Our team will help you understand the importance of:   • Collaborating with your design and construction partners throughout all phases of a project including preconstruction, construction, and closeout   • Having open and detailed conversations about how your district currently operates buildings and would like to operate them into the future   • Understanding how any upgrades or repairs to existing systems could impact how you operate your buildings post-construction   • Training staff on new or upgraded systems   • And much more!   You’ll walk away from this session with a process that will help you avoid missteps along the way, and better understand what needs to be considered when planning for a construction project.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Over the summer, the Supreme Court released its much anticipated decision in Krueger v. Appleton Area Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ., in which it found that there are potentially numerous committees comprised of staff and administration that may now be subject to the Open Meetings Law. This session will provide a very basic overview of the Open Meetings Law requirements, as well as taking a deeper look at the practical ramifications of the Court’s ruling and providing guidance as to what school districts need to do to ensure compliance with the law going forward.
Track
Human Resources
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Track
Professional Development
Networking
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM

Friday, 06 October 2017

 
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet to get your day started right.
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

Mentors and proteges take this opportunity to meet and reconnect with your mentoring partner over breakfast. Pick up your breakfast and join us for some informal conversation and meet the WASBO Board of Directors. If your mentoring partner is not available, please join us anyway!
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

The great Vince Lombardi said, “Leadership is based on a spiritual quality: the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.”  How can someone become an inspirational leader?  What differentiates exceptional leaders from good ones?  We all know people who are very smart, maybe even experts in their field, but their ability to inspire and influence seems limited.  Why is positional authority not enough? The status of children in our schools and the challenges facing public education need inspirational, passionate school leaders who possess an inner resolve to achieve, despite obstacles and political distractions.   The urgency of transparency and accountability for results is greater than ever.   This session will examine core principles and leadership actions which set some school leaders apart from others, assisting them to inspire others to dream, learn, act, and achieve, no matter what their role.
Time
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:00 AM

Your presenters will review the state accounting codes (WUFAR) as they apply to their school district, the processes they use to develop a facilities budget, and how they are attempting to work with declining budget amounts.
Track
Facilities Certification
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Diabetes is a rapidly growing health crisis in Wisconsin with alarming hidden productivity costs. In 2016, 9% of Wisconsin's adult population, or more than 400,000 people reported that they were diagnosed with diabetes. So, if you have 100 employees, this means around 9 of them are currently struggling with diabetes, and according to the American Diabetes Association, as many as 5 of them are struggling to manage the disease.     Poor control over a disease increases absenteeism and decreases productivity in the workplace. So, for those 5 employees struggling with diabetes, as an employer you lose an estimated 192 days per year in productivity due to uncontrolled diabetes which is costing you money and your employee's their happiness.    Managing diabetes is all about staying in the "safe zone" for blood glucose levels, and it's a constant balancing act. Throughout this session, we'll explore real-time support solutions that you can provide that will help your employees take control of their diabetes and overall improve the quality of life for Wisconsin public employees struggling with diabetes.
Track
Human Resources
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Kellie Bohn, Genoa City Jt. 2 School District Superintendent, and Kevin Hickman, Vice President & K-12 Referendum Communications Consultant, team up together to present a case study on how this district created a roadmap to pass both the facility and operating referenda.     Genoa City Jt. 2 School District, a 4K-8 district, was struggling to meet their current needs for staffing, programming and maintenance due to limited State funding. They were also going up against an aging elementary school that was impacting the quality of learning for students and experiencing a significant increase in unexpected maintenance costs, making them unable to address the ongoing issues.     To address these issues, the District went to the community with two referendum questions. The first was an operational referendum to allow them to meet their current budgetary needs, as well as to address their shortfalls in resources, programs and staffing. The second was to modernize the learning spaces to support the needs of today’s students. On February 21, 2017, voters approved of a $6.1 million referendum to build an addition and remodel the existing elementary school, as well as the approval of a $255k operating referendum.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Does your district have debt obligations? Is your district looking to issue debt? This session will cover the very basics of debt issuance, including terminology, who’s who, DPI reporting, journal entries and post-issuance compliance.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Leadership is critical to the success of any organization. In this interactive session we will explore the philosophies and qualities of outstanding leaders. We will also examine ways to implement those strategies to become more effective leaders ourselves.
Track
Leadership
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

When it comes to Wisconsin’s education system, we can’t afford to waste another dollar. Every dollar spent on unnecessarily high energy bills could be spent to enhance educational opportunities for students and staff. Get deeper savings for your energy efficiency projects by taking advantage of upgrades that incorporate several opportunities to reduce your district’s energy use and operating costs. For example, upgrading your building’s lighting to LED is an effective way to start saving energy. However, you will realize even greater savings when installing controls with your new LED technology. By taking this comprehensive approach to project planning you will be able to stretch your budget and take the money left on the table to back into your classrooms.    Join Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency program, as our expert Energy Advisors educate attendees on how to take advantage of multiple upgrade opportunities to glean the most energy savings. Improve your long-term plans by getting the biggest bang for your school’s buck. This session will also highlight an example school district that took advantage of upgrade initiatives to further expand their energy savings.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Time
9:55 AM - 10:05 AM
9:55 AM

Sport surfaces and fields are critical to the operation of successful athletic programs.  Learn how to manage different types of  sports surfaces through effective field maintenance, aerating,  seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, set-ups, and documentation.  Artificial turf maintenance & product selection will be discussed.
Track
Facilities Certification
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

With changes constantly occurring in the benefit world and new legislation being proposed, a benefit compliance audit is the solution.  In this session a sample audit survey will be reviewed that can be utilized to insure compliance with all of your benefits. The intersection between managing a benefits program, overseeing compliance, and how that interplays with technology (and HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements) will be discussed.
Track
Human Resources
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

As of July 1, 2015, all subrecipients of Federal funds - such as those awarded under IDEA and Title I - were to have in place written procedures regarding cost management and verifying allowable costs in relation to those funds. For many school districts, the procedures existed in some fashion, but the written part needs to be fulfilled. These written procedures are monitored by DPI and audited by school district auditors. This session will briefly review the requirements before delving deeper by examining real examples submitted to DPI with the expectation that participants will gain a greater understanding of what constitutes compliant written procedures.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

This session will provide insight on managing the business of school nutrition, including: a discussion of Paid Lunch Equity regulations, management strategies for delinquent lunch accounts, fund balance management, annual financial reporting requirements for the school nutrition program and what to expect during the administrative review of the school nutrition program.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

There is much we can learn from history.  Not just what transpired in the past, but more importantly, why.  In this ongoing series of presentations, we examine the lives and work of some the great leaders in history.  What lessons can they teach us, as school leaders in the 21st Century?  Why are those lessons critical?  And how do we apply them now?
Track
Leadership
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

The three key “players” to any construction project will often determine how successful a project will be.  School districts typically do a great job at hiring a quality architect and an excellent construction manager.  The third key “player” sometimes is missing.  A knowledgeable school district staff that understands the construction process and the responsibilities of the “Owner” (school district) is imperative to maximizing value on a project and minimizing risk to a school district.  This session will outline some key roles of a school district has as part of a construction project.  Two excellent reference guides will be provided for school districts to use in preparation for their next project.  Key points from these guides will be reviewed during the session. The first publication is a joint effort by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National Association of State Facilities Administration (NASFA) titled “CM/GC Guidelines for Public Owners”.  The second guide is “An Owners Guide to Construction and Program Management” by The Construction Management Association of America.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

Time
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM
11:05 AM

Track
Facilities Certification
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

This presentation will address 35 lifesaving tips when facing an armed intruder or active shooter in your school. Attendees will learn how to implement their personal ‘ripple of safety,’ how to lockdown and evacuate during a shooting crisis, and as a last resort, how to disarm a shooter.
Track
Human Resources
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

Every Federal grant within the WISEgrants web portal has been designed to help the subrecipient meet both the allowable costs requirements under each Federal program and the Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements. This session will walk the audience through how the budgets have been designed in WISEgrants, with the presenter spending time on staff licensing requirements and the coding of professional development, contracted services and non-capital objects such as instructional materials versus supplies.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

This presentation will educate agencies on how they can maximize their revenue by recovering costs associated with providing services within the public sector.  Including the intake process, billing practices, collection techniques, evaluating collection agencies and tools available to each agency.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

If you need help with your facilities requiring professional services, it is easy to be daunted by the task of selecting the right firm for your district and the work needed. How will you determine the firm and services that will best meet the needs of your district? This presentation will help you understand the different services, expertise, and delivery processes. Troy and Phil were the interim Facility Directors for the Elk River Public Schools where they assisted the district in creating draft “RFPs” for future district projects and they will share examples of items you may want to consider and incorporate into your process.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

Is Everyone on the Boat? Is an engaging parable about a cast of characters who embark on an exciting voyage. The boat represents any business, organization or institution. The final Port of Call represents the organization s vision. With Sam, the Visionary Leader, you will discover within each situation that arises a valuable lesson about yourself, the people you work with and organizational life. You will learn how to: - Recognize your strengths and weaknesses and Identify the strengths and weaknesses of others - Understand the values that drive those in leadership - Maximize your time in a fast paced business culture - Develop a strategy for implementing positive change - Equip yourself with practical insight for implementing positive change initiatives True leadership begins with you. Join us for an engaging discussion!
Track
Leadership
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

How is the start of your new position and the school year going for you? As you venture into new territories you are not alone. This is a great time to check in, ask questions and learn from your peers.
Track
New Administrator
Time
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
12:15 PM

Track
Meal
Time
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
12:15 PM

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