Facilities Management and Transportation Conference

October 26-27, 2017
Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, Grantville PA

Offered in partnership with SchoolDude

PASBO is pleased to announce the 2017 Facilities Management/Transportation Conference & Exhibits. This year’s conference will be held Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, Grantville, PA.  Two critical school functions have been combined to provide greater content and networking opportunities.

  • School facility management affects teaching and learning, student and staff health, day-to-day building operation, and the long-range fiscal health of the entire education organization. Three specialized facilities tracks will provide targeted programming for facilities managers/directors, custodial supervisors/trainers and SchoolDude product users.
  • Transporting students to and from school is a critical mission. The transportation track will provide knowledge and tools to increase safety, maximize efficiencies, assist with reporting requirements and respond to emerging issues.
  • Facilities Directors
  • Facilities personnel including custodian supervisors/trainers, head custodians
  • SchoolDude product users
  • Transportation Directors
  • Business Managers and Superintendents with an interest in facilities and transportation management
Through your attendance at the conference, you will
  • Learn proven techniques from experienced practitioners
  • Gain ideas to create efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Exchange challenges and solutions with your peers
  • Build a network of contacts across the state
  • Get information on new  facilities and transportation products, services and solutions
  • Fine-tune your use of SchoolDude technology tools
Get to know your counterparts from across the state while enjoying meals, exhibits, a reception and lively discussions during the educational sessions.

Visit the SchoolDude Lab to ask detailed questions on any of the SchoolDude products, get personalized assistance and learn about the latest developments.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey at 604 Station Rd, Grantville. A room block is reserved until September 25. For directions, go to http://stayholiday.com/mapDirections.html. Room rate is $115 Single/Double. Mention this conference when you book your room!

Thursday, October 26
8:00 am – 5:30 pm             SchoolDude Computer Lab
8:30 – 9:00 am                   Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 am                   PASBO Welcome and Announcements
9:05 – 10:30 am                 Keynote Session: Are you taking on the world or just taking up space? - Joshua Peach, Dude Solutions
10:30 –10:45 am                Break
10:45 – 11:30 pm               Firestorm Sessions
11:30 – 12:15                      Networking Lunch
12:15 – 3:00                        Exhibits Open/Dessert in Exhibit Hall
1:45 – 2:45 pm                   Transportation Leadership Seminar
3:00 – 4:00                          Seminars
(FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; SD=SchoolDude; TR=Transportation)
Arc Flash Requirements
(CS)                                   Custodial Best Practices - Interact with the Expert Panel
(SD)                                   Event Management Managed 
(TR)                                   Bus Inspections: What Are They for and What Are They Finding?
4:00 – 4:10 pm                   Break
4:10 – 5:10 pm                   Seminars
(FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; SD=SchoolDude; TR=Transportation)
                          10 Ways to Lose Good Employees
(Safety)                              Safety inspections for schools 
 (SD)                                  Operations Health Index
(TR)                                   Legal Issues with Dual Residency (split custody), foster children, etc.
5:15 – 6:00 pm                   Attendee Networking Reception
Friday, October 27                          
7:00 – 8:00 am                   Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 1:00 pm                   SchoolDude Computer Lab
8:00 – 9:00 am                   Seminars
(FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; SD=SchoolDude; TR=Transportation)  
Air quality 
(CS)                                    Custodial Safety Protocol
(SD)                                    Safety Planning: Moving from paper to a mobile safety platform
(TR)                                    Leadership: Developing Trust
9:00 – 9:10 am                   Beverage Break                             
9:10 – 10:10 am                 Seminars
(FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; SD=SchoolDude; TR=Transportation)
25 Great Ideas
(SD)                                    The “Five C’s” of Energy – How to Adapt and Succeed
(TR)                                    State Partner Updates (PA State Police & PennDOT)
10:10 – 10:25 am               Break
10:25 am – 12:05 pm         Mini-Seminar Tables
12:05 pm                            Door Prizes, Safe Trip Home
Click online registration at the top of this page to view rates
Business Member (Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor) - A higher registration fee will apply. Contact PASBO for details.

Early Bird Discount - Register by October 5 and save on your registration.
Buy One Full Conference, Bring Additional Staff from Your LEA at 25% off - Register one person for the full two-day conference and additional staff from your LEA can register for the same workshop at 25% off.  If registering online, you will receive a discount code in your confirmation that must be provided to get the discount for additional staff. The member status of the individual will determine if the member or non-member price applies and the 25% discount will be applied to applicable fee.
Registration Deadline - Register by October 20 to ensure your materials and name badge will be waiting for you onsite.
Walk-ins - Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis at an additional fee of $35 per registrant.
Cancellations - Go to: pasbo.org/workshoppolicies? for the full cancellation policy
Business Member (Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor) - A higher registration fee will apply. Contact PASBO for details.