Facilities, Transportation and Safety Conference & Exhibits

PASBO FACILITIES, TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY CONFERENCE & EXHIBITS
October 24-25, 2019
Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, Grantville PA



Registration 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
PASBO is pleased to announce the 2019 Facilities, Transportation and Safety Conference & Exhibits. This year’s conference will be held Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 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. 
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Facilities Directors
  • Facilities personnel including custodian supervisors/trainers, head custodians
  • Transportation Directors
  • School Safety Personnel
  • Business Managers and Superintendents with an interest in facilities, safety and transportation management
 
HOW YOU AND YOUR LEA WILL BENEFIT
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
NETWORKING
Get to know your counterparts from across the state while enjoying meals, exhibits, a reception and lively discussions during the educational sessions.

LOCATION/LODGING
The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey at 604 Station Rd, Grantville. A room block is reserved until September 23. 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!

TENTATIVE AGENDA

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Thursday, October 24
8:00 am – 5:30 pm            Dude Solutions 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 
                                            
David Piper, Indiana University of PA
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 Brackett & Heath Dresch
                                           (Transportation) Gail Eichelberger & Dave Lutz
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)                                    Special Needs Transportation: Legal Aspects and Driver Training
                                           Wendy Arters, Chester County IU #24, Kim Colonna,  McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Michele Porco, West Chester  Area SD
(Safety)                               Plans and Policies Survey and Top 5 Common Findings from Safety and Security Assessments
                                           Tpr. Kevin Jancewicz, PA State Police                             
3:00 – 4:00 pm                   Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;
                                                                                  TR=Transportation)

(FD)/(CS)                            Employee Training: Best Practices – Randy Buffington, PCSBA, Southern York County SD
(TR)                                     Changing Bell Schedules
                                            Kenneth Batchelor & Amy Goldman, Radnor Twp. SD, Jeffrey Mummert, South Western SD
(Safety)                               Safety and Security Risk Management – Steven Brown, Liberty Mutual Insurance
(DS)                                    An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure – Dude Solutions                    
4:00 – 4:10 pm                  Break
4:10 – 5:10 pm                  Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;
                                                                                 TR=Transportation)

(FD)                                    Humidity Concerns in SchoolsJohn Gunning, McClure Company                            
(CS)                                    The Why’s of Cleaning: Utilizing Best Practices within the Educational Setting – Laurie Holmes, Americhem, Inc.  
(Safety)                               Top 25 Considerations for School Safety and Security
                                            Panel: William Brackett, Salisbury Twp. SD; Chris Berdnik, Pennsbury SD; Matt Shields, Central York SD;
                                                       Mark Brooks, Radnor Twp. SD; Bill James, York County Office of Emergency Management

 (TR)                                   Seminar: How to Lead a Transportation Department – looking long-term, including planning for the future –
                                           
Dave Lutz & Burt Blackburn, Emeritus
(DS)                                    Using FCAs and Data to Improve Business and Operations Planning – Dude Solutions
5:15 – 6:00 pm                  Networking Reception (for attendees only)
 
Friday, October 25
7:00 – 8:00 am                  Networking Breakfast
8:00am – 1:00 pm             Dude Solutions Computer Lab
8:00 – 9:00 am                  Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;
                                                                                 TR=Transportation)  

(ALL)                                  "Operation Morning Sunrise" - A tabletop exercise is a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency situation. Participants review and discuss the actions they would take in a particular emergency, testing their emergency plan in an informal, low-stress environment. Tabletop exercises are used to clarify roles and responsibilities and to identify additional agency mitigation and preparedness needs. The exercise should result in action plans for continued improvement of the emergency plan.
(DS)                                   Event Management & the Bottom Line: Recovering Costs and Engaging Your Community – Dude Solutions
9:10 – 10:10 am                Concurrent Seminars (FD=Facility Directors; CS=Custodial Supervisors; DS=Dude Solutions;
                                                                                 TR=Transportation)
       
(ALL)                                  "Operation Morning Sunrise" - A tabletop exercise is a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency situation. Participants review and discuss the actions they would take in a particular emergency, testing their emergency plan in an informal, low-stress environment. Tabletop exercises are used to clarify roles and responsibilities and to identify additional agency mitigation and preparedness needs. The exercise should result in action plans for continued improvement of the emergency plan.
(DS)                                   Boiler Room to Board Room: Showing Your Work Matters – 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.

FACILITIES TABLES
  1. Project Planning and Building Redundancy – Bill Meiser
  2. Cost Savings through Resilient Floor Finish – Wayne Birster (West Chester SD)
  3. PA Certified School Facilities Manager Program – Stephanie Stehman, PASBO
  4. Underground Storage Tank Updates & New Regulations – Barb Lippmann
  5. Energy Savings Programs – Dude Solutions
  6. Recruiting and Retention – Rich Krumrine, SOS Group
  7. Awards of Excellence in School Facilities – Andrew Rucker, PASBO, Ed Poprik, PCSBO, State College Area, SD, Mark Heckaman, PCSBO, Donegal SD
  8. Wilkes University SBL and ABBA Programs – Randy Buffington, PCSBA, Southern York County SD
  9. Supplying Field Technicians with Equipment Information via MMS with iPads & Smartphones – Stanley Morgan, Tuscarora SD
TRANSPORTATION TABLES
  1. Software tips and tricks – Transfinder
  2. Software tips and tricks – BusBoss
  3. Software tips and tricks – Versatran
  4. PA Department of Transportation Current Events - Shellie Harter, PennDOT
  5. PA State Police: Q&A – Tpr. Zeina Black, PSP
  6. Safe to Say Driver Training – Karen Henry, Chris Gray
  7. Homeless Student Transportation – Sonia Pitzi & Missy Gosnell, ECYEH
  8. Spotted Lantern Fly – Amy Higley, PA Department of Agriculture
SAFETY TABLES
  1. Act 44 & 67 Update/Q&A - Matthew Shields, Central York SD
  2. NASRO - Joe Kozarian, Fox Chapel Area SD
12:05 pm              Door Prizes (must be present to win); Safe Trip Home
 
REGISTRATION RATES
EARLY BIRD: Register by October 3
                                        PASBO LEA Member     LEA Non-Member
  October 24 & 25           $220                                $300
  October 24 Only           $145                                $195
  October 25 Only           $90                                  $125
 
AFTER October 3
                                        PASBO LEA Member     LEANon-Member
  October 24 & 25           $240                                $320
  October 24 Only           $155                                $205
  October 25 Only           $100                                $135

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

DEADLINES & DISCOUNTS
Early Bird Discount - Register by October 3 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 a full two-day conference registration.  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 18 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.