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Thursday, July 30, 2020

School Operations Academy*

Start Date: 7/29/2020 9:45 AM EDT
End Date: 7/30/2020 12:45 PM EDT

Venue Name: Web

PA  United States 

Organization Name: PASBO

Kimberly Pierich
Phone: 7175409551

Whether you are new to a position in school business, have recently taken on new responsibilities, or are looking to broaden your scope for career advancement, the School Operations Academy is your one-stop conference providing an introduction to key areas of school management. Repeat attendees are encouraged to attend to pick up a different track to broaden your knowledge base. This program is designed as an entry-level training, but can also be useful as a refresher for experienced business professionals. 
A blend of common-interest and track-specific sessions at the basic level will provide an overview of business operations in a school entity. General sessions apply to all areas of school business management. Breakout sessions offer more specific technical information in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Facilities
  • Food Service
  • Transportation
  • Human Resources

Getting you up to speed on new responsibilities will save both you and your school time and money.  Through your attendance at the Academy, 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
  • New school operations staff
  • School operations staff about to take on a new area of responsibility
  • Established managers looking for a refresher on the basics
  • Education support professionals
  • New Superintendents seeking a basic understanding on school business issues
In furthering PASBO’s Green Initiative, materials for this conference will be completely electronic. All attendees will receive a link to the electronic materials at least one week prior to the conference. We thank you for your support of “going green!”  

AGENDA (Subject to change)
Wednesday, July 29

Welcome & Overview of the Academy, About PASBO
General Session - Introduction to Purchasing
General Session - Leadership in School Business

Concurrent Tracks (BS=Business, FC=Facilities, FS=Food Service, HR, Human Resources, TR=Transportation)
BS           Accounting Basics
FC           Facilities Maintenance and Management
FS           Reviewing Food Service Basics
TR           Daily Operations & Procedures: Organizing Your Day
HR           First Impressions – How to Build Critical Relationships
Concurrent Tracks
BS           Student Activities
FC           Capital Improvement and Construction
FS           Navigating PEARS
TR           Audit Requirements
HR           Recordkeeping – What and When Do You Trash/Shred/Maintain
Concurrent Tracks
BS           Finance & Investments
FC           Housekeeping
FS           Budget Development & Program Analysis
TR           Transportation Safety
HR          Mandated Trainings – Who, What, When, Why, How

Thursday, July 30
Concurrent Tracks
 (BS=Business, FC=Facilities, FS=Food Service, HR, Human Resources, TR=Transportation)
BS           Budgeting - Expenditures 
FC           How to Be Successful in Your Position
FS           Ins & Outs of the Free & Reduced Program (Part 1)
TR           PennDOT Regulations & School Bus Driver Training  
HR           Alphabet Soup – FMLA, FLSA, W/C, and U/C
Concurrent Tracks
BS           Budgeting - Revenues
FC           Grounds Management & Housekeeping
FS           Ins & Outs of the Free & Reduced Program (Part 2)
TR           How to Be Successful in Your Position
HR          Discipline – The Bain of the HR Director’s Existence
Concurrent Tracks
BS           Managing the School Business Team
FC           Environmental Safety
FS           How to Be Successful in Your Position
TR           Transportation Subsidies, Forms & Deadlines
HR          HR Director’s Role in Collective Bargaining and How to Administer a CB Agreement
Concurrent Tracks
BS           How to Be Successful in Your Position
FC           Benchmarking and Data Management
FS           Purchasing & Donated Commodities     
TR           Benchmarking, Cost Savings & Best Practices
HR           The HR Director as Coach
 Adjourn – Safe trip home!

Days Register by July 8 After July 8
July 29-30 MBR $170/NM $230 MBR $175/NM $235
Early Bird Discount - Register by July 30 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 at 25% off.  When you register, you will receive a discount code in your confirmation that must be entered 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 July 22 to ensure you receive the materials in advance of the event.
Walk-ins - Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis at an additional fee of $35 per registrant.
Cancellations - Please see the PASBO cancellation policy at 

Both Days:  CPE=11 / PASBO CEU=5
Day 1 only:  CPE=6 / PASBO CEU=3
Day 2 only:  CPE=5 / PASBO CEU=3

Certificates of Attendance for CPA’s will be available online in your user account approximately 1 week following the event.