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Wednesday, July 29, 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

Location:
PA  United States 

Organization Name: PASBO

Contact:
Kimberly Pierich
Email: kpierich@pasbo.org
Phone: 7175409551

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

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

HOW YOU AND YOUR LEA WILL BENEFIT
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
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • 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
HANDOUTS
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
 
9:45 – 10:15 am                      Welcome & Overview of the Academy 
                                                About PASBO 
                                                                                   
10:15 – 11:15 am                    General Session: Introduction to Purchasing 
 
11:15 – 11:30 am                    Break
 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm             General Session: Leadership in School Business Operations (Wayne)
 
12:30 – 1:30 pm                      Lunch
 
1:30 – 2:35 pm                        Concurrent Tracks (BS=Business, FC=Facilities, FS=Food Service, TR=Transportation, HR=Human Resources)
BS        Accounting Basics
FC        Facilities Maintenance and Management
FS        Reviewing Food Service Basics
TR        Daily Operations & Procedures: Organizing Your Day
HR       It's All About Relationships - HR's Role in Building Critical Relationships and as a Coach for Employees
 
2:40 – 3:45 pm                        Concurrent Tracks
BS        Student Activities
FC        Capital Improvement and Construction 
FS        Navigating PEARS
TR        Audit Requirements
HR       What's in Your Files - Recordkeeping and Mandated Trainings
 
3:45 – 3:55 pm                        Break
 
3:55 – 5:00 pm                        Concurrent Tracks
BS        Finance & Investments
FC        Housekeeping
FS         Budget Development and Program Analysis
TR        Transportation Safety
HR       Alphabet Soup, Part 1 - FMLA and FFCRA
 
 
Thursday, July 30
 
8:00 – 9:05 am                        Concurrent Tracks (BS=Business, FC=Facilities, FS=Food Service, TR=Transportation, HR=Human Resources)
BS        Budgeting - Revenues
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, Part 2 - FLSA, WC, and UC
           
9:10 – 10:15 am                      Concurrent Tracks
BS        Budgeting - Expenditures
FC        Grounds Management
FS        Ins & Outs of the Free & Reduced Program (Part 2)
TR        How to Be Successful in Your Position 
HR       School Code & Certifications (CSPG's) 101
           
10:15 – 10:25 am                    Break             
 
10:25 – 11:30 am                    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       Discipline – The Bain of the HR Director’s Existence
             
11:35 am – 12:40 pm             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       HR Director’s Role in Collective Bargaining and How to Administer a CB Agreement
 
12:40 pm                                Adjourn




REGISTRATION & DISCOUNTS 
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 8 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.
Cancellations - Please see the PASBO cancellation policy at https://www.pasbo.org/workshoppolicies? 

CREDITS
Both Days:  CPE=11 / PASBO CEU=4

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