Facilities, Transportation and School Safety Conference & Exhibits

October 25-26, 2018
Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, Grantville PA


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PASBO is pleased to announce the 2018 Facilities, Transportation and School Safety Conference & Exhibits. This year’s conference will be held Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, Grantville, PA.  We have combined three critical areas in school business 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.
  • School safety is an increasingly growing concern in today's world. 
  • Facilities Directors
  • Facilities personnel including custodian supervisors/trainers, head custodians
  • 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.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey at 604 Station Rd, Grantville. A room block is reserved until October 3. For directions, go to http://stayholiday.com/mapDirections.html. Room rate is $117 Single/Double. Reference booking code TRT or the 2018 Trasportation & Facilities Conference when you book your room!



This workshop will focus on the proper ways to use child passenger safety restraints on a variety of school vehicles. 
Details and registration information can be found here.
Thursday, October 25
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 – “Safety Is a Tool for Life” – Ronald Goodrich, McClure Company
10:30 –10:45 am                Break
10:45 – 11:30 am               Firestorm Session -An open, facilitated discussion on the challenges you face. You set the agenda!
                                           (Facilities) Bill Meiser, PCSBO, Middletown Area SD
                                           (Transportation) Dave Lutz, PCSBO, Cocalico SD
11:30 am – 12:15 pm        Networking Lunch
12:15 – 3:00 pm                Exhibits Open/Dessert in Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 2:30 pm                  Seminars – 
(TR)                                    Working with Children with Disabilities – Cristin Burke, Owen J. Roberts SD
(Safety)                               Vulnerability Assessment Checklist – Bill Brackett, Salisbury Twp SD & Kevin Jancewicz,
                                            PA State Police

3:00 – 4:00 pm                   Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;

(FD)                                     Developing a 5 Year Facilities Plan & Building Relationships with Your Board - Tom Horton, Sr.,
                                            PCSBO, Carlisle Area SD & Andy Glantz, West Shore SD

(CS)                                    Smarter Not Harder: Effective Custodial Training Programs – Edward G. Poprik, PCSBO,
                                           State College Area SD

(TR)                                    How Hazardous Routes Are Determined – PennDOT Engineer
(Safety)                               25 Safety Ideas – Bill James, York County Office of Emergency Management, Randy Buffington,
                                           PCSBA, Southern York Co. SD, Kevin Jancewicz, PA State Police, Mike Hurley, MG Tactical
                                           Advantage, LLC, & Chris Berdnik, PCSBA, Centennial SD (Bill Meiser)

(DS)                                    What's New at The Dude – Michael Bremer, Dude Solutions
4:00 – 4:10 pm                  Break
4:10 – 5:10 pm                  Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;

(FD)/(CS)                           Saying Yes: Building a Culture of Service – Donna Holloway, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
(Safety)                              Act 44 Update – Hannah Barrick, JD, PASBO & Matt Shields, Central York SD
(TR)                                   Transportation and Special Education Departments Working Together – Chris Gray, PCSBS,
                                          Owen J. Roberts SD & 
Dr. Frances Garner, Central Bucks SD
(DS)                                   Operations Health Index (OHI) – Bryan Coble & Tripp Adams, Dude Solutions
5:15 – 6:00 pm                  Networking Reception (for attendees only)
Friday, October 26                          
7:00 – 8:00 am                  Networking Breakfast
8:00am – 1:00 pm            SchoolDude Computer Lab
8:00 – 9:00 am                  Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;

(FD)/(CS)                           Mold: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation – Paul Minotti, PCSBO, Emeritus & Michael A.
                                           Bednar, Environmental Control Systems, Inc. 

(TR)                                   Mock bus accident
(Safety)                              Mock bus accident
(DS)                                   Using FCA’s and Data to Improve Business and Operations Planning – Michael Bremer,
                                           Dude Solutions

9:00 – 9:10 am                  Beverage Break
9:10 – 10:10 am                Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;
(FD/CS)                             25 Great Ideas for Facilities/Custodial Supervisors – Adam Bergens, Elizabethtown Area SD,
                                          Jeff Kobernick, PCSBA, Downingtown Area SD, Karisa Lehman, Carlisle Area SD, &
                                          Wayne Birster, Jr., Central Bucks SD
(Randy Buffington)
(TR)                                   Mock bus accident
(Safety)                             Mock bus accident
(DS)                                  12 Steps of Energy Savings – Bryan Coble and Tripp Adams, Dude Solutions
10:10 – 10:25 am             Break
10:25 am – 12:05 pm       Mini-Seminar Tables (3 rotations of 30 minutes) 
Mini-seminar tables will provide a round-table discussion format with information presented by an industry leader and the
opportunity to share ideas with your peers.  Choose three tables from a wide selection of topics.

  1. Underground Storage Tank Regulation Changes – TBD
  2. Building automation upgrades and protocol – Jason Hill, PCSBO, Annville-Cleona SD
  3. Award of Excellence in School Facilities – Matthew Malinowski, PCSBA, RSBA, Upper Moreland Twp. SD
  4. Fire Restoration: Lessons Learned – Adam Bergens, Elizabethtown Area SD & Doug Morrow,
    Mellon Certified Restoration
  5. USGBC Arc Tool: How an Existing School Can Become LEED O+M (Operations & Maintenance) Certified -
    Tom Horton, Sr., PCSBO, Carlisle Area SD & Heidi Kunka, U.S. Green Building Counsel
  6. Developing Solutions for clean Safe and Healthy Buildings – Sal Columbo, Hillyard
  7. Involving Teachers and Students in Community Service While Disposing of Unwanted District Assets –
    Chris Johnston, PCSBA, Penn Manor SD
  8. Wilkes University SBL and ABBA programs – Tori Harrison & Karena Brace, Wilkes University
  1. PennDOT – R. Shellie Harter & Stephen Cantini, PennDOT
  2. State Police – Tpr. Zeina Black
  3. Transportation and Special Education Departments Working Together Seminar Follow-up – Chris Gray, PCSBS,
    Owen J. Roberts SD &
    Dr. Frances Garner, Central Bucks SD
  4. Non-public school documentation – Mike Detwiler, Sr., PCSBS, RSBS, Great Valley SD
  5. How to do bus evacuation drills in current legal environment – Robert Sutjak, East Stroudsburg Area SD
  6. Communications and How to Deal with the Media – Julie Romig, Central York SD
  1. Get the most out of your school safety committee – Chris Berdnik, PCSBA, Centennial SD
  2. Run Hide Fight – Bill Brackett, Salisbury Twp SD & Tpr. Kelly Smith, PA State Police
12:05 pm              Door Prizes (must be present to win); Safe Trip Home
EARLY BIRD: Register by October 4
                                        PASBO LEA Member     LEA Non-Member
  October 25 & 26           $220                                $300
  October 25 Only           $145                                $195
  October 26 Only           $90                                  $125
AFTER October 4
                                        PASBO LEA Member     LEANon-Member
  October 25 & 26           $240                                $320
  October 25 Only           $155                                $205
  October 26 Only           $100                                $135

NOTE: Business Member (Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor) - A higher registration fee will apply. Contact PASBO for details.

Early Bird Discount - Register by October 4 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 19 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.