Breakout Sessions

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Start learning and networking on Wednesday.
Find exhibit hours, events and new microlearning opportunities! 
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Here is a preview of some of the sessions that will be offered (titles subject to change). Watch for a full session schedule soon!

Accounting, Auditing & Reporting

GASB Update: Everything You Need to Know
TRS Employer Reporting Update
Understanding Your AFR
Best Practices for Student Activity Accounts
Strategic Financial Reporting

Budgeting & Financial Planning

Budgeting Your Time
How Would You Handle That?
Lessons Learned from Referendums
Financial Planning & Long-Term Projections: Communication Strategies

Cash Management, Investments & Debt Management

Private Use of Bond Financed Facilities: What to Know & Avoid
Capital Bill/Construction Grants: What is the Latest?
Methods to Reduce Interest Costs When Issuing Bonds
Current Bond Mark Dynamics, Debt Issuance Trends & Financing Strategies


The Strategic SFO: Lessons from Social Media
Building Your Brand
Communication Strategies for New CSBOs
Effective Communication Strategies for ESSA Site-Based Financial Reporting Results

Food Service

A New Way to Bid that will Change Your Life
Purchasing & Procurement for Food Service Programs

Human Resource Management

Excellence Through Customer Service
Don't Eat the Moldy Sandwich: Recruit to Win
The Human Element: Connecting Business & People
Benefits for Non-Benefits Eligible Employees

Leadership Development

If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands
Small District Leadership
Mind the Generational Gap

Legal Issues

Surviving a Strike in the Age of Social Media
Cooperative Purchasing & Other Purchasing Issues
Legal Hot Topics
Proactive Fraud Prevention
Panel Discussion on Marijuana in Schools

Illinois ASBO Professional Development

Ed360 Financial Dashboard
Facilities Information Session
Energy Purchasing & Contracting: Opportunities & Unforeseen Dangers

Planning & Construction

Fostering Community Involvement with Capital Improvements
What is the Real Condition of Our Facilities? A Look Behind the Curtain

Principles of School Finance

Basics of School Finance: Revenues
Basics of School Finance: Expenditures
Funding Solar Projects
Strategic Budgeting & Financial Planning
Issues Impacting Financings in the Current Market

Public Policy & Intergovernmental Relations

Property Tax Reform: Plan B
Illinois Politics in 2020
Challenges in Implementing Legislation
EBF & Site-Based Reporting Update
Legislative Update from Lawyers
Legislative Update from the School Management Alliance


Facility Upgrade/Renovation Bidding: Security Access & Life Safety
Construction Planning and Purchasing Specifications
School Construction Bidding: Problems & Solutions
Has Your District Opted Out of NSLP? What's Next?

Risk Management

RANSOMWARE: Prevention, Detection & the Cyber Insurance Response
School District Risk Management 101
School Security: Tackling the Tough Issues

Special Education: Administration & Finance

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant Guidance
Maximize Resources: Special Education Funding, Staffing & Programs


Sustainability on YOUR Budget
Utility Incentives 101: Spending Other People's Money
Learning Spaces Matter: Connecting Student Performance with Facility Performance


Creating an IT Master Plan
Building Security & Technology
Student Data Protection


Stop-Arm Systems