2018 Spring Conference & Exhibits - Attendee Registration

2018 Spring Conference & Exhibits - Attendee Registration
The Spring Conference is WASBO's biggest event of the year with something to offer all WASBO Members. There are over 60 educational sessions, the Learning Lab, more than 130 exhibitors, WASBO Foundation student scholarship fundraising bike ride and golf outing, WASBO professional recognition award presentations, a silent auction and raffle benefiting participation in ASBO International and plenty of opportunities to network!


Start the conference by participating in either a bike ride or golf fundraiser to support WASBO Foundation student scholarships, and enjoy a nice day outside while networking with your WASBO colleagues. Separate registration for the golf and bike scholarship fundraisers is available at https://www.wasbo.com/WASBO/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=20180516A.

Spend the next day and a half learning from the educational sessions with tracks in leadership, technology and auxiliary services, best practices and money saving ideas, facilities and safety (including certification sessions in Modules 1 & 2), human resources, Year of Success Program sessions for those new to the business office, and health plans, funding, and much more. Get even more insight by visiting with the 130+ vendors in the Exhibit Hall who are there to share their expertise. This conference also offers many chances for networking, sharing, reflecting, and fun!

Additional Materials and Information


To register please sign in or click the create a new account link in the area to the right. If you are a WASBO member or have previously attended a WASBO conference, your User Name is your email address. If you don't recall your password, click the Forgot My Password link to the right to reset it.

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate receive a free trial WASBO 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. All fees are per person.


When
5/17/2018 8:00 AM - 5/18/2018 12:15 PM
Where
Kalahari Resort & Conference Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI

Program

   

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

 
This registration is for your spouse or guest and will provide access to all meals and networking events. It is not available to school district personnel, any company personnel or other member type.
Time
5/15/2018 7:00 AM - 5/18/2018 12:15 PM
7:00 AM

Prior to the golf & bike scholarship fundraisers, reconnect with colleagues and meet new ones at this reception in the Double Cut.
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

 
Beat the lines on Thursday morning by picking up your conference materials on Wednesday.
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3:00 PM

Join those that golfed and biked to network and hear how the day went. Prizes will also be distributed.
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
4:30 PM

Thursday, 17 May 2018

 
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

Time
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM

Visit the School Nurse and Save a Life!
Time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM

John Forester will provide a legislative update.
Time
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
8:00 AM

We will take a look at the legal aspects of the hiring process, asking the right interview questions, having systems in place to hire substitutes, making a decision, and finally having support procedures in place to make the potential employee successful.
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 1
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Every district in the state is striving to offer state-of-the-art facilities that enhance the way its students learn and its teachers teach. Join us to learn how to successfully plan for 21st Century Learning facilities, one step at a time. Hear from experts who have guided districts through the process and have found cost-effective ways to create up-to-date facilities that embrace 21st Century Learning. You will walk away with tips on how to create a 10-year capital plan, why it is important, and how to prioritize. Our experts will also share creative ways to pay for these upgrades and new facilities, enabling you to navigate the many financing options available.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

The school year is ending but that doesn't mean that things slow down in the school business office. This session with review upcoming reporting deadlines and critical activities occurring during the summer.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

This session will discuss what harassment is under State law and what rights you have as an employee who is accused of harassment. Look at District policies, and what you could be faced with during an internal investigation. This session encourages mindfulness as to how you can best prepare yourself before the unthinkable happens. In today's world managers cannot afford to think that it will never happen to them.  Learn the difference between discipline and harassment, and be mindful of pitfalls that could work against you.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Want to learn what it takes to provide meals to students at no cost? Wondering what districts are doing to address the new unpaid meal balance policies? Is your program in need of a makeover? Are the new purchasing regulations got you tied in knots? This interactive session will get you the answers you are looking for.
Track
Auxillary Services
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

School district business officials have a fiduciary responsibility in managing their funds. While different types of funds and sizes of school districts require differing levels of complexity in their investment programs, all districts need to recognize their fiduciary duty. This session will detail the steps needed in order to develop or refine your investment program in order effectively set policy, make decisions, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. There are 3 learning objectives, participants will learn:   - The steps needed to develop an effective investment program.   - How to identify and select the right investment provider. - How to review and revise your Investment Policy to ensure its meeting your investment goals.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Participants will learn to practically apply a proven leadership tool focusing on analysis of employee readiness to successfully complete a project or take on a new position. Situational Leadership will also explore leader behaviors that are matched to employee readiness and performance. This model can be applied to existing and future situations and can serve as an evaluation tool for communicating the current status of employee performance and goal setting for improved future performance.
Track
Leadership
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Time
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
9:30 AM

Your presenters will help you determine the proper staffing levels for your school district. You will receive examples of cleaning questions to determine the proper level of cleaning for your school district; these questions can be modified to fit your districts’ needs and usage.  Attendees will also receive spreadsheets that you can use to collect your data and input. These sheets will calculate your cleaning time to help you determine if you are overstaffed or understaffed.
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 1
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

The "science" of RFPs has become more complicated -- and scrutinized -- than ever before.  When is it appropriate for you to write the RFP and when should you bring in an expert who will ensure it is correct and effective.  Learn how to determine if you should be the one to writing the RFP at the district level.  Can you get the attention of the right vendors and express your needs properly?  Know when it's in your best interest to do it yourself or hire it out.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

Come to this session to gain a better understanding of current issues pertaining to school finance. Topics include: (1) energy efficiency exemption to revenue limits; (2) transfer of service (TOS) exemption to revenue limits; (3) Fund 80 eligible costs; (4) summer school FTE & fee reconciliation; (5) 2018-19 School level reporting .
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

Implementing successful paid and unpaid school-to-work placements can be complicated by concerns such as:  - Responsibility for students' safety (when does it start, when does it end?)  - The machines with/on which student can work  - Transportation to and from the work-site  - The extent of the employer's liability for student acts  - Whose insurance-the employer's and/or the district's will respond if something goes wrong  Learn about sample forms, tools, resources and recommendations for facilitating and reducing liability issues to inform your individual district's policy development.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

Customized audits focus on one area and are perfect for district’s who are starting a new curriculum, rearranging a space, or integrating new employees. Not only will these mini-audits ensure your space is safe, they also familiarize staff with state and federal regulations and allow for focused solutions, rather than the introduction of additional problems. Luke Schultz, CESA 10’s Business Development Manager, and Lance Gregorich, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, will walk attendees through how a pinpointed audit of shop areas, playgrounds, mock OSHA audits, food service studies, and controls can start saving your district time and money today.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

There are several steps districts can take to strengthen their credit status. Whether trying to improve an existing rating or establish an initial rating, these methods can help you.  Learn 12 actions, some of which are relatively simple, to better position your district for its next credit review. The strength of a district credit rating not only impacts the interest cost associated with debt issues, but is also an indicator to your community of its district’s financial health. Credit agencies do not just look at credit ratings at the time of a borrowing, but also conduct ongoing surveillance of issuers to evaluate their credit health.  Get answers to common questions such as: “If the district does this, will it affect our credit rating?”, “Which rating agency should the district use?”, “What questions are they going to ask?” and “Does the district have to answer credit agency surveillance questions even if it is not issuing debt?”
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

This session is geared to developing leadership and management skills in regards to dealing with difficult/challenging situations and people.  Presenters will share real-life examples of situations that may have been tense, difficult, and/or unpopular, yet still needed be handled in a professional manner.  Presenters will share tips for not only addressing difficult situations but also looking at one's own reactions and how that impacts a challenging situation.  The goal for the session is that the attendees will walk away with some coping tools for dealing with difficult situation and some good reminders on how to put things in perspective and ultimately be able to overcome those challenging moments with ease (and without having a nervous breakdown).
Track
Leadership
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

Time
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
10:40 AM

Supervision of employees is one of the primary responsibilities of buildings and grounds professionals. This segment of the Certification Program examines the tools you must have to supervise custodial staff. The instruction also explores the steps of progressive discipline and looks at the requirements of "Due Process."
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 1
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Most car owners are all too familiar with the task of scheduling regular tune-ups for their vehicles. When was the last time you thought to check how your facility’s systems were running? Similar to automobiles, over time building systems also need routine maintenance performed to ensure equipment is operating at peak efficiency. The average building can spend 15-20 percent more on their energy bills because internal systems are not properly optimized.     In this panel presentation, attendees will learn about retrocomissioning, the process of improving the performance and energy efficiency of building systems, equipment, and operations as a whole. Experts in the field will share their knowledge and provide real-life examples districts can use to align their energy savings goals with their operating budgets to improve their overall building performance and reliability.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Are you dreading your first audit? Don't! Learn what the auditors are doing and what you need to do to be ready.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Take an hour to discover some tips and tricks on how to leverage your software, increase efficiencies and streamline processes.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

While it may seem obvious to use cooperative purchasing groups to get the most for your money, there are times when you need to be more proprietary with your purchases. How do you know when your purchase is proprietary?  In this session, Jane Wray, Purchasing Administrator for CESA Purchasing, a free cooperative purchasing group available to all Wisconsin school districts, will share how you determine which purchases can be made through a cooperative and which should be bid as sole entity.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

The presentation will look at what it takes to succeed, persevere and grow as a leader and the power of positive leadership.  The session will present a collection of key points from three best-selling books on leadership and success, which will help attendees be remarkable leaders for the future.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Time
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM
11:50 AM

Time
12:40 PM - 2:15 PM
12:40 PM

Do you attend conference sessions on Excel or Google Spreadsheets and wish you could have some individual help from the presenters? Have you been working on your forecast and could use some additional help on your spreadsheet calculations? Do you have questions about your financial software? This session provides separate working areas where attendees can get help with Excel, Google Sheets, the WASBO p-Card program, Budget Modeling for Benefits, Skyward, Forecast5 and Baird’s Forecast Model. If you wish to attend please feel free to bring your laptop for individual support as well as small group discussion. Please note there will be no formal presentation given as this is a working session, just feel free to bring your questions.
Time
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
2:15 PM

Your presenter will provide you with information pertaining to the selection and purchase of chemicals and cleaning equipment for your school district.
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 1
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Come the first Spring rain or Winter snowfall, we see incidents of slip and falls come against our Workers' Comp and Liability policies, so we put up signs, throw out salt, and lay down mats to try to avoid them. But lets take a step back: What are the actual physics that cause a slip and fall, and how can you leverage that knowledge to make your school a safer place for students, employees, and the public? Join us to learn!
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Officially or unofficially, you’ve just been named the Director of Transportation in your district. Now what? You are heading into summer with a list of reports and requirements. Do you have the policies and procedures in place that you need? Are the routes ready to go for the fall? Join us for this informational session and we will help you navigate the nuances of your new-found role.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Consider these questions: is financial stress related to absenteeism? How might an HSA work as a strategic benefit with a 403(b) plan? Do we really care if our employees practice yoga?  Recognizing the importance of wellness in the workplace, this session will provide a discussion about a holistic approach to employee well-being. Our discussion will encapsulate wide-ranging lines of benefits and services to improve employee engagement, productivity, attendance and help organizations maintain pace for continuing to be an employer of choice. Specifically, we’ll discuss:   - How to get the most out of your current benefits   - Developing a strategy meet your employees at their place of need - Choosing the right communication methods that connect your employees to the benefits and services you provide
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

The Applied Population Laboratory completed high school graduate projections for the University of Wisconsin System’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research. This presentation will share these statewide projections as well as projections by Workforce Development Areas and by county. In addition, a summary of broad demographic trends in Wisconsin will be included to provide important contextual information about changes in the state’s population and its likely impact on the number of high school graduates in the future.
Track
Auxillary Services
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

The model utilized by WASB strives for comprehensiveness and sophistication, seeking to take the temperature of a school district’s finances by examining underlying fiscal forces.The system helps everyone better understand the nature of its revenues and expenditures, as well as its long-term and current budget solvency. It also examines the government’s cash position and how revenues and expenditures influence service levels. The heart of the model is the selection of a group of indicators critical to local circumstances and the collection of information relevant to those indicators. The analysis tracks results for the selected indicators over a multi-year period. The document does not provide a formula for interpreting the gathered information. Rather, the format organizes and presents data, and provides a context by which to reach considered opinion.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Looking for a way to enhance your financial reporting and improve your financial transparency?  Come to this session to find out how your financial report can be an award winning report through the ASBO International Certificate of Excellence Program.  Find out how a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report can benefit your District as you clear a path to increased transparency with your stakeholders.
Track
Leadership
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Last chance to drop your raffle tickets and bid on Silent Auction items - winners will be posted after the last session!
Time
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
3:15 PM

Learn about reading your utility bills, tracking energy use and ways to save energy for your district. Also included is using energy data to compare your energy use to other school districts and how can you become an "Energy Star."
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 2
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM

Floor plans and square footage are often the first points of data used in  benchmarking and planning. However, square foot measurements and plans are often inaccurate and inaccessible due to constant building remodels and updates.  This means time will be wasted recreating this information or trying to retrieve it  when it is needed. With architectural fees as high as 9 cents per square foot, this  can be a costly endeavor to correct. Getting accurate building information doesn’t need to be this expensive. By following a defined process and proper planning, you can create accurate  floor plans and space measurements without breaking the bank in K-12 facility  management.   - 5 steps to creating accurate floor plans   - Managing an inventory square footages and space data - Optimize custodial, maintenance and planning with accurate space data
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM

Your first year is drawing to a close. But there is still a lot to do in the last month and a half! In this session we will review many of the critical (and sometimes overlooked) tasks that you should be addressing as June 30 nears.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM

The Owner-Direct Insurance Program (ODIP) is a cost-saving insurance product that allows school districts to take control of their insurance needs on building projects.  When districts utilize the ODIP, they prepare bid specifications that require all contractors and subcontractors to remove their expenses for worker's compensation insurance coverage from the cost of the project.  Estimates have shown that the cost of worker's compensation is typically one and one-half (1.5%) to two percent (2%) of the total contract value. Once removed from the cost of the project, the district, as owner of the project, purchases the coverage. By having the district purchase the coverage, they now have control over both the insurance and the project safety program, with the end result often being not only a safer work environment, but also potential cost savings to the district.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM

Presentation involving the implementation of a new Pupil Transportation contract - decision making, planning, implementation and all those little things that can and do go wrong.  Based on case studies of multiple school districts experiences.
Track
Auxillary Services
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM

Increasing demands on school districts, coupled with diminishing financial and human resources, continue to challenge school leaders. Districts are expected to do more and better with less. In response to these challenges, districts must find ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and maximize use of available human, financial and capital resources.  Learn how one district completed a successful organizational improvement study for their school district.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM

Discussion around using resources based on student needs in order to provide a more equitable building level approach.Discussion around using resources based on student needs in order to provide a more equitable building level approach.
Track
Leadership
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
3:45 PM

Take this time to network with exhibitors, as well as check to see if you won any raffle or silent auction items. The second chance drawing for unclaimed raffle prizes will take place at 5:15 PM, so save your tickets!
Time
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
4:45 PM

Friday, 18 May 2018

 
Time
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM

Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

Join President Jason Demerath at the WASBO Business Meeting, and celebrate recipients of WASBO's Professional Recognition Program, recipients of WASBO's Facilities Manager Certification Program and those earning their CSRM designation.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7:30 AM

Time
8:45 AM - 8:55 AM
8:45 AM

Heating systems (hot water, steam, rooftop, and dual fuel), Cooling Systems (DX, water and air cooled chillers), Air Distribution Systems (VAV, constant reheat) and geothermal vs. ground sourcing are just a few of the topics we will highlight in this session.
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 2
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

There are always facility needs and operational challenges which require funds that are above and beyond what was anticipated. The Somerset School District has been facing mounting facility needs that have become overwhelming. After examining their buildings and operations, the district’s administrative team started an improvement process addressing staff training, energy performance, and a reprioritization of deferred maintenance projects focusing on operational costs. These efforts are providing operational savings and are being leveraged to quickly address building needs.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Your district has post-employment benefits that it provides to retirees - and, in many cases, a trust fund established to pay for them. How do you manage the accounting? What is required? What is allowed or not?
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Following the enactment of Act 10, many school districts established employee handbooks in the district. The handbooks often included various employment provisions, including leave provisions, professional expectations, and compensation. The handbooks, however, are not the only document that addresses personnel matters in the district. Other relevant documents include any employee contract, board policies, and any collective bargaining agreement. Of course, the district must ensure that all of the documents are harmonized in order to make sure that they are consistent. This presentation will address how a district can effectively review all of these documents and make sure that they are coordinated in a practical and understandable manner.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Within just a few minutes, an elementary school’s approaching school year is put in jeopardy as a fire ravaged the building. This presentation explores the experiences of a Wisconsin School District that had a significant fire occur within one of their buildings in July 2017.  Perspectives from both the district administrator as well as the project manager will be shared. Among the points covered will be:   - About the District   - Planning for a fire   - District contingencies   - Mitigation scope development   - The road map for a school fire   - Formulating a communication plan   - The Human side of a disaster   - Time lines    - Insurance involvement   - School staff participation   - Managing the media     - Consultant involvement   - Art and science   A brief case study of this particular school fire project will be included within the presentation as well.
Track
Auxillary Services
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will be required to report per-pupil expenditures, including actual personnel and non-personnel expenditures, for each school and each LEA. The per-pupil expenditures will be disaggregated by two fund sources: 1) Federal; and 2) a combined State and Local. This session will provide: 1) additional details related to this new 2018-19 school level reporting requirement; and 2) an opportunity for participants to provide feedback regarding the reporting of these actual 2018-19 school year per-pupil expenditures.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 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
Leadership
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Budgeting for the first time or even the tenth time can be overwhelming, unorganized, and a manager's nightmare. Develop a system that is simple in theory, reasonable, and manageable. Use simple roadmaps to put your budget together in a timely, productive, and proven manner that will help you rest easier in even the most difficult circumstances. Learn from the auditor perspective what a sound budget looks like: Is it financially reasonable, compliant with State law, and user-friendly to taxpayers, regulators, and management.
Track
Leadership
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

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

Proper lighting design, controls, and system performance are critical to today’s learning environment. The evolution of lighting technologies and upcoming code requirements make choosing the proper lighting systems more challenging than ever. LED technologies are re-defining the role of lighting solutions in schools. This session will cover lighting technologies, LED - what works today, controls, and the influence of ASHRAE 90.1 - 2010 that went into effect October, 2013. Also included is Focus on Energy programs for schools and case studies of energy saving lighting projects in our state.
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 2
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

This session will provide you a glimpse of how we train school staff to handle challenging behaviors/children. There are several factors as to why students currently enrolled in our schools act very different than what we’ve experienced in the past. Techniques/approaches discussed will include: Verbal De-escalation, Conscious Discipline, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), and from a Trauma Informed Care lens. Come learn how to build positive relationships and interact with “spirited” students in your schools.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

You’ve issued debt, now what? We will review concepts introduced at the Fall Conference session “Debt 101” and also discuss issues including post-issuance compliance as well as managing your levy through debt management strategies.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

Each year the business office seems to have more to do, with the same number of people, and no additional time.  This session will highlight tips and tricks fellow business officials have used to navigate through these ever-increasing demands.  Ideas such as filing systems, organizational tools, communication strategies, etc. will be presented.  Come, share and take an idea or two back to your district!
Track
Auxillary Services
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

Establishing an onsite or near-site medical clinic seems like a daunting task – after all, schools educate and medical providers see patients. But given the cost of healthcare and the culture a district may want to instill, those two concepts are not as far removed as we might perceive. In this session, we’ll discuss the key practical, legal and cost perspectives necessary to make decisions about whether or not incorporating an onsite clinic model is right for your district. Using a case study method of districts who have gone through the process, we’ll discuss: - Importance of strategic planning before establishing a clinic - Different models of clinics: Co-op, single employer, on-site, off-site, provider based, and independent - Plan for good communication in advance of the clinic. - Ongoing management of the clinic including reporting, staffing, sharing of expenses in the case of the co-op model.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

School districts are increasingly entering contracts for various types of software. Some of the software is customized or developed specifically for the district, other software may be something that already exists and is simply provided to the district in its current format. Regardless of the type of software, the contracts that are associated with the software often involve complex language that may be difficult to decipher. Of course, any such contract should be carefully reviewed to protect the district from potential liability or project failure. This presentation will discuss many of the common provisions within such contracts and will address how to ensure that the language provides the best security for the district, including protecting student privacy.
Track
Technology/Social Media/Communications
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

For the past several budget cycles, the Waunakee Community School District and the Kettle Moraine School District have been using benchmarked visualization data to improve their alignment of resources towards strategic planning initiatives.  Attendees at this session will learn how these districts have engaged in a multi-year effort to work towards this goal.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

The Title I, Part A supplement, not supplant (SnS) test to determine how allowable costs changed with the passage of ESSA. To meet the new SnS standard, LEAs must demonstrate that the methodology used to allocate state and local funds to each Title I school ensures that the school receives all the state and local funds it would otherwise receive if it were not a Title I school. The speakers will discuss possible methodologies to meet the SnS requirement and the factors LEAs will need to keep in mind as they determine allowable costs charged to their Title I funds. (This will be the same information that was presented at the Federal Funding Conference back in February 2018.)
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

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

High points of this session will focus on the electronic systems used in school buildings including fire alarm, security, intercom, clock, telephone, and more. We will discuss the various types of systems, their advantages and disadvantages, relative costs, and other helpful information.
Track
Facilities Certification - Module 2
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

In the fall of 2005, the future of the Florence County School District was in the hands of voters. The District had started the dissolution process after three failed operational referenda attempts and only $214,000 in its general fund. A compounded series of events led to the District falling into severe financial trouble. A special election in November 2005 was the District’s last opportunity to gain community support and keep its doors open. In the months leading up to the November election, District leaders focused their communication efforts by educating stakeholders on the implications of losing the county’s only school and the effect it would have on the county’s collective prosperity, as a whole. The community listened and responded by favorably voting on the operational referendum for five years, ultimately allowing the District to remain open.   Over the last decade the District has refocused its priorities, resurrecting itself from a District going through the dissolution process to a District recognized by US News & World Report as a “Best High School in America.” None of this would have been possible without the support of the community back in November 2005. Today, the District is proud of the educational opportunities they are able to offer  their students through programs supported by partnerships of area colleges and local businesses, as well as their collaboration with the county’s Economic Development program and pursuit of cooperative endeavors to benefit both the school and local economy.    The positive changes made in the District have shifted the community’s perception of the District. Today the District has become the pride of the community, and community members have a vested interest in their schools. In November 2016, the District went to referendum to enhance its buildings and continue to advance its offerings to the students and the community. This time the referendum message was not about desperation, but about progress, advancement and community trust. Voters passed a $14.5 million referendum to completely renovate the aging high school infrastructure and enhance their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program. The District is currently in a building process and excited for the future of the Florence County School District.
Track
Facilities Certification - Continuing Education
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

After six conferences, this is the last session of the year in the Year of Success Program. Do you have any final questions for us? Are there things we could do to improve this program for next year? How has your year gone?
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

This session will provide information on administration and legal compliance for health care OPEB plan funding for active employees, early retirees and retirees who have qualified for Medicare. Subtopics will include:      - Prefunding retiree health care plans with deferred paid leave time and other options   - Bridging early retirees to Medicare   - Coordinating retiree and early retiree health care coverage with active employee fully funded and self-funded group health plans   - HRAs. HSAs, TSAs and other account-based design strategies - legal compliance and practical implications
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

The presentation will describe how the Colby School District uses an Insurance Committee to Manage their Employee Medical Benefit Plans. It will include the specific methods used by this rural school district to gain agreement on joining an Insurance Purchasing Cooperative, and how their decision to join the co-op was driven by their Insurance Committee process. The presentation will also provide detailed data on how the district has attained premium expense stability over the past seven years. Show how both premium and claims expense have gone down every year since the start of their committee process. And how joining the Coop guarantees that the trend will continue to be stable. It will also describe how the process results in the keeps both health insurance benefits and expenses continuously in front of their employees.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

The 2017/2018 school year is the final transition year for all school Districts to comply with GASB 75.  Some Districts have complied for a while and to others it is still very new.  The workshop provides an overview of the major features of the new GASB compliance including the measurement date, ADC tables and opportunities for budgeting and funding.  Learn some helpful tips now that will aid in the decisions regarding funding and reporting that will impact the District for many years to come.  Make sure that you are confident in the approach and the decisions your district is making.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves - This book study is part of the Viterbo Credit Option. In this session, we will discussion how high Emotional Intelligence can transform how you manage yourself and your staff. The book provides strategies on how to deal with our own personal emotions and to recognize the emotions of those around you. These strategies promote more effective management of yourself and others.
Track
Leadership
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

Time
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
12:15 PM

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