School Operations Academy
PASBO SCHOOL OPERATIONS ACADEMY
July 22, 27 & 29, 2021
Registration is OPEN here
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OPERATIONS ACADEMY
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:
- Food Service
- 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 several days prior to the conference. We thank you for your support of “going green!”
TOPICS(Subject to change)
General Session - Introduction to Purchasing
General Session - Leadership in School Business
Accounting Basics; Student Activities; Finance & Investments; Budgeting - Expenditures; Budgeting - Revenues; Managing the School Business Team; How to Be Successful in Your Position
Facilities Maintenance and Management; Capital Improvement and Construction; Housekeeping; How to Be Successful in Your Position; Grounds Management; Environmental Safety; Benchmarking and Data Management
FOOD SERVICE TRACK
Reviewing Food Service Basics; Navigating PEARS; Budget Development & Program Analysis; Ins & Outs of the Free & Reduced Program (Part 1); Ins & Outs of the Free & Reduced Program (Part 2); How to Be Successful in Your Position; Purchasing & Donated Commodities
Daily Operations & Procedures: Organizing Your Day; Audit Requirements; Transportation Safety; PennDOT Regulations & School Bus Driver Training; How to Be Successful in Your Position; Transportation Subsidies, Forms & Deadlines; Benchmarking, Cost Savings & Best Practices
HUMAN RESOURCES TRACK
It's All About Relationships - HR's Role in Building Critical Relationships and as a Coach for Employees; What's in Your Files - Recordkeeping and Mandated Trainings; Alphabet Soup, Part 1 - FMLA and FFCRA; Alphabet Soup, Part 2 - FLSA, WC, and UC; School Code & Certifications (CSPG's) 101; Discipline – The Bain of the HR Director’s Existence; HR Director’s Role in Collective Bargaining and How to Administer a CB Agreement
REGISTRATION & DISCOUNTS
|Days||Register by July 8||After July 8|
|July 22, 27 & 29||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 a full two-day conference registration. 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 20 to ensure your materials and name badge will be waiting for you.
Cancellations - $100 service fee will be held for all cancellations received within 5 business days prior to the event. No refunds for any cancellations received on or after the date of the start of the program.
Both Days: CPE=11 / PASBO CEU=4
Certificates of Attendance for CPA’s will be available electronically once attendance has been entered in accordance with the State Board of Accountancy regulations.