2019 Spring Conference & Exhibits - Attendee Registration

2019 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=20190515A.

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 6 & 7), 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!

If your company is registered as an exhibitor, please do not register your representatives using this page! Representative registration will open April 1.

Enhance your networking experience by spending Thursday evening at Lambeau Field with your colleagues! All attendees are welcome to join us for a night of stadium and hall of fame tours, as well as food, beverages and great conversation. Separate registration is required! Register today at https://www.wasbo.com/WASBO/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=2019516LAM

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate receive a free trial WASBO membership through 6/30/2020 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
5/16/2019 8:00 AM - 5/17/2019 12:15 PM
Where
KI Convention Center 333 Main Street Green Bay, WI 54301

Program

   

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

 
Time
5/15/2019 7:00 AM - 5/17/2019 12:15 PM
7:00 AM

Beat the lines on Thursday morning by picking up your registration materials on Wednesday evening!
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3:00 PM

Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
4:30 PM

Thursday, 16 May 2019

 
John Forester, Executive Director, School Administrators Alliance (SAA) will provide an update on the 2019-21 State Budget.
Time
7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
7:00 AM

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

Visit the School Nurse & Save a Life!
Time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 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
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 6
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

There are currently over 408,000 LED lighting products on the approved DLC list! How do you determine which products are best for your application when everyone claims "my product lasts forever, will replace your existing fixture and provide more light, and consume almost nothing in energy.” What is Important: 5 or 10 year warranty, higher lumens per watt, low total harmonic distortion, 50,000 or 100,000 hours life, add on or integrated controls, name brands or companies you've never heard of? All of these issues affect the performance, cost, and value you get by choosing the right or wrong product. We will explore how these metrics are established, how to compare them objectively, and discuss some myths about LED lighting. The goal of this session is to help attendees be better educated buyers and understand the "lighting lingo" that is bantered about in the industry. We will demystify this technology and cut through the marketing hype to provide objective facts on what LED lighting can provide for your facilities and what to consider for good, long term performance.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

The school year is ending but that doesn't mean that things slowdown 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
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

Education is a high energy profession, and like members of the military and elite athletes, school staff and students can benefit from proper mindfulness training techniques that enable them to respond to difficult situations with less anxiety. Research has shown that the ability to decrease stress positively impacts blood pressure, heart health, anxiety levels, episodes of depression, and energy levels.Training your staff to engage in purposeful mindfulness and focusing on the "controllables" can improve their health, job satisfaction and productivity, while at the same time decrease health care costs for the District.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

1) Understanding your bills and building an accurate inventory                   Knowing the difference between recurring costs and usage charges.                  Understanding the Fees, Surcharges and Taxes on your bills. (Eliminate the taxes!)                 Having the ability to intelligently question increased costs, new charges, and how to fix errors.  2) Performing your own internal use audit of your voice and data services                 Determine if the billed services are in use and/or are necessary by matching the physical inventory to specific uses or purposes.                 Track down unknown items (a physical search for lines & circuits and/or contact the provider for more info on the services on your bill)                   Disconnect unused services promptly to stop wasting money, but understand termination liability and costs.     Staying on top of your inventory and what is being used - Update inventory with each change, Review and verify inventory annually.  3) Vendor/Carrier Management - Getting the best rates and pricing.                  How do you know that you are getting the best possible rates?                                  - Comparing similar services between different vendors/carriers                                 - Understanding the real costs you will pay (don’t forget to factor in the fees & surcharges).                                  - Setting the standards - don’t let the vendor set them for you.  (Don’t be afraid to push back).                                 - Know where to go for special contract pricing and savings programs                                 - Ensure that you aren’t being sold something overpriced or unnecessary.  4) Telecom and Data contract Management - Know what you are signing.                 Know what you can and can’t control                                 - You can’t change most of the Legal Language                                 - Understand the term length, early termination costs, automatic renewal terms, rate increases, and service levels                                     - Look out for “Gotchas” - No 5-year terms, No Auto renewal more than 1 year, Notices of non-renewal 90 days or less.  5) Understanding and planning for technology upgrades, enhancements, and performance increases.                  Ensure voice and data communications services are more than adequate and not outdated                 But also not oversized, overpriced, or too bleeding edge.                  Learn the questions to ask a techie to help you make better and more informed decisions without becoming a techie yourself.                 Find & use external independent consultants/experts to validate any new plans or major purchases                 You always need to move forward, but not so fast that creates disruption, and not so slow that it hampers productivity.
Track
Technology/Social Media/Communications
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

A look at the process of identifying the post-employment obligations, reporting to DPI and inclusion on the financial statements. This will include a walk through the timeline, the steps to completing the process and how to make sure you have completed everything in an accurate and timely fashion. We will walk through and answer the most common questions asked as well as answer questions posed by the audience. Bring your questions and be prepared to receive clarity and confidence for future reporting.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

Muskego-Norway School District (MNSD) boasts high employee engagement, parent satisfaction and satisfaction with district services to schools. Hear district leaders explain how the effectively engage stakeholders in the continuous improvement process through two-way communication, realize strong financial standings and maintain allocation of resources to support student-centered programming. Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss how to engage your employees and create a culture of change. 2. Explain why shared leadership is important in your school district. 3. Identify direct and indirect savings due to increased employee engagement and retention.
Track
Leadership
Time
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
8:15 AM

Time
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
9:15 AM

This facilities manager certification session will feature effective communications and interaction with the public. We will review the elements of effective communication and personal contacts, identify the key components to gaining trust and respect from others, and getting your message out and understood. We will also discuss ways to counteract misinformation and correct false rumors before they become widespread, as well as how to react to complaints about you and/or your staff.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 6
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

The School Safety Initiative helped bolster the main entrances and infrastructure in school facilities around the state. It also aimed to boost mental health training among staff, foster healthy relationships with local law enforcement, and create updated safety plans. Now that the policies are in place and the training is scheduled, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Wendy Stelter, a retired police chief for Chippewa Falls, Gail Everts, a retired faculty instructor for the Law Enforcement Academy and Criminal Justice program at Chippewa Valley Technical College with 24 years of law enforcement experience, and Craig Semingson, an educational consultant with CESA 10 and retired district administrator will walk attendees through how to spot suspicious items, behaviors, and situations in schools. This hands-on presentation will define common characteristics and past identifiers of active shooters, give real-life examples of warning signs that occurred before a major incident in area schools, and test attendees on how many suspicious items they can spot throughout the presentation.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Come to this session to gain a better understanding of current issues pertaining to school finance. Topics include: School Level Annual Report, Biennial Budget, Fund 46, OPEB obligations, Self-Funded Insurance , Special Education Actual Cost option for Open Enrollment and SNSP, WISEgrants and PI1504/1505 connections for MOE.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Not only are laws impacting the workplace constantly changing, but trends in the courtroom and major enforcement initiatives launched by regulatory agencies can create new compliance concerns under pre-existing laws. Yet despite this state of flux, districts are required to be in full compliance almost as soon as the new laws or trends come into being. Fortunately, attending this discussion will give you the information you need to understand the recent developments that may profoundly impact your district.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

The trends for 1:1 mobile device ratios, wireless access in all corners of the district and increasingly higher expectations for system reliability and speed can be expensive and possibly unsustainable. Leaders from Muskego-Norway Schools in Wisconsin will share how they successfully navigated the demands of increased accessibility and rising costs for Internet and connectivity. Learn how they installed their own self-provisioned fiber optic network and positioned themselves as a "future-ready" district. Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the benefits of a self-provisioned fiber-optic network. 2. Explain how to evaluate the ROI of leasing versus owning equipment. 3. Discuss how to leverage partnerships to successfully navigate the RFP process and how to subsidize the project using Category 1 E-Rate funding.
Track
Technology/Social Media/Communications
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

What to save and for how long? Where should it be kept and who should have access to it? This workshop discusses rules, requirements and common sense to document management in the District Office.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

This session will provide an overview of how the Marinette School District is using the CESA 6 Non-Certified Support Staff Evaluation System to engage all employees in their district-wide continuous improvement journey. You will learn how the Effectiveness Project performance management system is assisting in the transformation of Marinette School District’s quest to achieve their district outcomes.
Track
Leadership
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Use this extended break to begin networking with vendors in the exhibit hall.
Time
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM
10:25 AM

Facility Managers are being called on more than ever to present data related to facilities. From energy savings to customer satisfaction- this session will explore data that can be tracked and celebrated, as well as shared with your leadership team or school board. If it is worth doing....then it is worth measuring!
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 6
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

This presentation will give insightful information to the attendees regarding what to expect when a building is impacted by the two most common occurrences, a flood or fire. The presentation discusses: Means by which a district can prepare prior to an event Insurance-related issues Alternative facility options Environmental factors District policies concerning fire prevention What to expect after a disaster A roadmap for recovery Communications is KEY Entities that will play a part in the district's recovery and how to vet them Several case studies based on real events at Wisconsin schools And more….
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Are you anxious about your first audit? Don't Be! 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

The right compensation strategy is critical today for recruiting and retaining valuable workers, given the combined talent shortage and skills gap for many employers. What best practices should employers use to best support recruiting and succession planning? How can compensation strategies influence your ability to attract and retain critical talent and sustain company growth? This session will outline leadership strategies to support evidence-based decision-making related to compensation within the budget building process. We will review a process to support gathering relevant data as well as facilitating a pathway to establish organizational buy-in and engagement.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Interscholastic athletics are a large part of the culture of Wisconsin schools. These contests all require officials to ensure safety, fair competition, and good sportsmanship. However, right now, there is a shortage of quality officials, and this shortage continues to grow. This session will be more of a discussion for business officials to learn more about the "business" of being an official, as well as for officials to learn more about how to make the life of the business official easier as the various seasons come and go. To prepare effectively, we may want to survey WASBO members to get a better understanding of their challenges with officials and how they work with school districts.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

As time has passed we have learned to ask open ended questions to get the best answers. However what would happen if we asked the right questions, had the right tools and were able to apply the answers immediately. CESA Purchasing, Qualtrics and Madison Metropolitan School District will present how implementing surveys can lead to the answers and action we need in today's schools.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

This presentation will discuss the importance of building and using relationships, multiple district buying power, local and national business and philanthropy contacts, and strong negotiation tactics to create win/win partnerships that get your district more services, more money, or both.
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 - 1:50 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, 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
1:50 PM - 4:20 PM
1:50 PM

Districts face many issues during an employee’s “life cycle” during the employee’s employment with a district. This session will cover the hiring of employees, transfers and changes of assignment, leave provisions and retirement issues.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 6
Time
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 PM

Tight budgets and limited resources can make incorporating energy efficiency into the future of your school district seem like a daunting and costly task. However, by making smart energy choices, you can provide long-lasting benefits to students, staff, and the surrounding community. These savings can be translated into hiring more teachers, purchasing more computers and tablets, or even investing in future energy efficiency projects for your school. Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency program, will educate attendees on the financial resources available to increase your school district’s bottom line. Improve your long-term plans by making all aspects of your district’s operation more energy-efficient and cost-effective. Focus on Energy will highlight the steps districts can take to keep maintenance costs down by implementing various low-cost measures such as equipment tune-ups, energy audits, and even behavioral changes to optimize energy performance and save money.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 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
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 PM

In this session, you will hear from Keith Lucius and Tina Graham on the collaboration between the Ashwaubenon School District and the Village of Ashwaubenon, their longstanding relationship, and their shared On-Site Clinic. Keith will also discuss the addition of a new On-Site Clinic located on district property and the evaluation process for determining the need. The Ashwaubenon On-Site Clinic is run by a local hospital provider. The team will discuss the differences between a hospital provider run clinic and those run by private vendors, and how these may “look” differently in different parts of the state. What are the strengths and challenges of each, and how do you determine what is best for your District? The team will also share innovations from clients in the private sector and how those strategies have achieved continued cost savings, increased employee engagement, and how Districts could benefit from some of these same strategies.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 PM

Is your district prepared to handle digital threats? Learn from an experienced school administrator(s) about what school leaders should be doing to be proactive and have a prepared response to digital threats to ensure internet safety for the districts.
Track
Technology/Social Media/Communications
Time
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 PM

In this competitive hiring landscape, you want to remain cutting edge when it comes to the recruitment and retention resources at your disposal. At the forefront is employee health benefits. This session will examine recent legislation and trends in the industry. Specifically, we’ll discuss new tax legislation regarding Health Savings Accounts, consumer-driven health strategies, the unwinding of the Affordable Care Act and benefits’ place in your overall compensation approach.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 PM

Are you having difficulty getting teachers, staff , the public, and even your board of education to understand the basics of school finance, much less more complicated finance issues? Explore how to avoid finance jargon and explain school finance in terms anyone can understand. Learn proven design and presentation techniques that will help convey your message and engage your district's staff and community in meaningful dialogue about school finance.
Track
Leadership
Time
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 PM

Be sure to visit the exhibit hall during this extended break to find out if you won a raffle or silent auction item!
Time
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
2:50 PM

This session will provide ways to develop and implement procedures for before/after school, summer school, and weekend events. Strategies and best practices will be shared that you could deploy on access control measures, training event staff, emergency contact lists, 911 protocols, extra-curricular events and what parts of your crisis plan need to be relayed to external building users.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 7
Time
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 PM

Radon is a growing concern both in the home, workplace and in schools. But radon has been around for centuries, so what’s all the concern? The detection of radon, it’s mitigation, and/or management; has been an expectation in residential construction and is beginning to be addressed in other facilities as well. So, what should school districts be considering to proactively address concerns? This presentation will outline the challenges with detecting and monitoring of radon, and, will review the best practices to reduce radon levels in school buildings; existing, renovated or new construction.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 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
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 PM

In this session, attendees will be exposed to the latest and greatest “must know” legal topics of 2019.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 PM

This school safety presentation will be conducted as a TV news broadcast, where the “broadcasters” will discuss the following using real-life examples directly from schools: • - The most common types of school accidents - A breakdown of each type or cause - Prevention methods and techniques - Concrete takeaways – actions you can take to reduce risks Additionally, “live interviews" with the School Safety Team and School Safety Experts will be part of the “broadcast”. This presentation is intended to be very informative, school specific, relevant, as well as entertaining.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 PM

Health care benefit costs continue to be an issue for Wisconsin school districts, and at times, it seems as if there are few options to stay ahead of health care cost. This interactive session will help attendees learn from a successful transition of a school district to a alternative funding model that has given them greater control over their future. The session will actively involve the co-presenters as the various steps to success are outlined in the session. The goal will be to give attendees a roadmap that they can use to successfully consider implementation of such a plan moving forward. Part of the session will also discuss innovative benefit strategies that are emerging to help Wisconsin school districts more effectively manage the cost of health care and health insurance benefits in their local area. Cumberland School District is the first public entity in the country to use these strategies and has been recognized nationally for their innovative spirit in implementing this program. Changes such as this cannot be expected to be perfect and attendees will be able to learn more about what to look out for should they decide this is a workable strategy for their staff.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 PM

Track
Leadership
Time
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 PM

Come and hear the importance of business continuity planning in relation to disaster situations or catastrophic events. We will also provide a real-life case study that explores the handling of emergency services and mitigation for recent fires and some of the “lessons learned.”
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 7
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM

Separate registration is required - please visit https://www.wasbo.com/WASBO/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=2019516LAM to register.
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Friday, 17 May 2019

 
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7:30 AM

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

The audience will learn the critical reasons that schools should plan for emergencies and disaster; resources that are available to schools - including funding sources; emergency preparedness terminology; roles and responsibilities of schools related to the National Incident Management System; the four phases of emergency management and how it relates to school health and safety; training and exercising your plan; and recovery from a school crisis situation. Participants will learn best practices in school emergency and disaster planning, safety, security, injury prevention, first aid, CPR and automatic defibrillation programs. Those present will also develop the ability to lead their school and community in developing an effective school health and safety program.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 7
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

The planning, preparation, and practices that keep Lambeau Field, a ‘bucket list’ sports destination, safe for fans and employees.
Track
Facilities Manager 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

In a market where attracting and retaining talented employees is at a premium, public entities want their benefit plans to be high quality and financially sustainable. They are also looking for ways to mitigate the negative impact that one or two large claims can have on their renewals. One option often discussed is banding together to form a larger risk pool. Group health insurance purchasing (sometimes in the form of what is known as a cooperative or a consortium), is a mechanism that can allow entities to join a larger pool than just their own employees and family members. This program will discuss the pros and cons of cooperative purchasing and give you some real life experiences from two school district cooperative members.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

All schools operating school nutrition programs are required to develop and maintain a school wellness policy. The policy needs to address health and wellness throughout the school environment. This session will walk through the “Wellness Checklist” and assist schools in understanding how strong wellness policies lead to healthy more productive learners.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

At this session we will review the status of the State's Biennial Budget, and discuss how this budget will affect your school district & community.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Relationship building is at the center of our work as school leaders. From forming and strengthening community partnerships, to successful referenda campaigns, to governmental lobbying efforts, learn how relationships can be leveraged in positive and proactive ways to move your district forward. When focusing first on relationships and not resources, people and not programs, great things can happen for the district and its stakeholders.
Track
Leadership
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Creativity is one of the most important leadership qualities. This session will provide an overview of the different types of competent leaders, explore what distinguishes creative leaders from the rest, discuss creative leadership actions & ideas and ways leaders can promote creativity in the workplace.
Track
Leadership
Time
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
8:55 AM

Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

This session will focus on assessing your facilities from an electronic equipment standpoint, identifying your needs for camera, access, remote control, and wireless communication. Examples of available systems will be provided from small to very large.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 7
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

Thirty states have legalized medical marijuana and nine states have legalized recreational marijuana. Proponents in several other states are pushing for legalization. Parents and public officials are highly divided on this issue. This trend has presented unique challenges for School Districts with marijuana being even more readily attainable by student populations through retail and cash on-the-street sellers. What have our predecessor States done to promote to the best of their ability a safe, drug-free school zone? With the jury still out on the short and long-term effects of marijuana usage both behaviorally and medically, staff may also need help in recognizing and dealing with potential situations. Join us as we discuss risk management and think about this important cultural change as it pertains to public education.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

This session discusses the correlation between learning and nutrition, and shows how the school nutrition program, wellness initiatives and food environment can increase student success.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

Learn how to identify and mitigate common risks associated with K-12 fundraising. Outdated approval processes, lack of  management, and low transparency make it challenging for administrators to stay on top of fundraisers. These problems also lead to confusion among employees and increase your district’s risk for fundraising fraud. In this session you will learn how to identify the risks associated with fundraising and discuss how districts effectively to reduce risk. Jason Tadlock, Superintendent from the Elkhorn Area School District will be the facilitator. He is a partner in Classmunity, a Wisconsin software solution for secure fundraising processes.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

If you would like to share your expertise with a new business manager or business office personnel attend this session. The WASBO Mentorship 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. This session will provide training to become a Mentor. Mentoring offers the opportunity to determine your leadership capabilities; enhance your skills in coaching, counseling, listening and modeling; renew your enthusiasm for the role of the experience professional and gain new ideas and ways of doing things from your protégé. The program goal is to develop a cadre of experienced school business officials who would be willing to share their expertise.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

Districts and other local education agencies (LEAs) have completed the first round of ESSA School Level Reporting with their 2018-19 budgets. This session will discuss the reasons behind this financial transparency requirement, review what we’ve learned over the past several months, and talk about what to expect with the next rounds of School Level Reporting.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
10:05 AM

Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

More and more schools are being affected by unwanted intruders. No one is exempt. What steps has your school district taken to train your first responders? Your panelists will share how they have proactively taken the steps to train their administration, staff and students. Come with your questions. You will leave motivated to implement safety procedures in your district.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 7
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

Reliance on sophisticated, yet easy-to-use mobile technology for facilities management is increasing in parallel with the expanding roles and responsibilities of facilities teams. According to results from a 2018 survey, facilities managers are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory when it comes to successfully navigating the selection and budget approval process. During this session attendees will learn how to navigate the research, selection and – most importantly – the budget approval process for acquiring mobile technology.
Track
Facilities Manager 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

School district officials and employees involved in the hiring process are often surprised to learn that Wisconsin law generally prohibits employment discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's arrest or conviction record. While it is important for school districts to conduct background checks and appropriately screen employees and volunteers, it is also critical for districts to ensure compliance with applicable laws when doing so in order to avoid discrimination claims. We will discuss the applicable laws and present factual scenarios based on real cases to help the audience identify key issues and avoid legal violations during the hiring process. We will also discuss how school districts can appropriately utilize background checks when developing and managing robust volunteer programs, and we will discuss other legal issues to be aware of when considering off-duty misconduct.
Track
Human Resources/Insurance
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

School Business office personnel create, work with, distribute and store information about individuals in the process of completing many duties on a daily basis. This workshop looks at some of these functions and discusses responsibilities as well as practical sense to maintain confidentially and privacy of individual information. The workshop touches on HIPAA, FERPA, McKinney-Vento Act, policies for other data and best practices.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Techniques
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

Humble Inquiry is a short read that will help you improve on your communication skills by making you think more about how you interact with your employees and how to ask the right questions. As the author of the book, Edgar H. Schein, puts it, "humble inquiry is the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not already know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person." In this session, we will review some of the main themes of the book while also discussing some real life examples so that we can all master "the gentle art of asking instead of telling."
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

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

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