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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

PA  United States 

Organization Name: PASBO

Kimberly Pierich
Email: kpierich@pasbo.org
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
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

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? 

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.  


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 7/28/2020 8:00 AM

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