School Operations Academy

PASBO SCHOOL OPERATIONS ACADEMY
July 22, 27 & 29, 2021
**VIRTUAL EVENT**


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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:

  • 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 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


Concurrent Tracks 
BUSINESS TRACK:
Accounting Basics; Student Activities; Finance & Investments; Budgeting - Expenditures; Budgeting - Revenues; Managing the School Business Team; How to Be Successful in Your Position

FACILITIES TRACK:           
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 

TRANSPORTATION TRACK           
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. 

CREDITS
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.