8:00am — 9:00am
Bond Proceeds Management and Arbitrage
With interest rates rising at a historical pace, arbitrage is again a concern for school districts. Learn about the regulations around managing your bond proceeds and what you will need to track to be successful. Download Presentation
What Would You Do?
Session attendees will explore and discuss solutions to a variety of unique and real school business scenarios with experienced practitioners who have been there themselves. Download Presentation
Facilities Information Session
Join your peers in mapping the path for future professional development in facilities operations! Gain information on the available courses and opportunities for your growth. Whether you are an 'old timer' or part of the next generation of school facility managers, we can all learn and benefit from each other's experiences!
Sick Leave, FMLA and ADA Post-Pandemic
Dive into employee issues surrounding sick leave policy abuse, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Download Presentation
Roadmap for Construction
Take an in-depth look at the role of the board, superintendent, business manager, director of buildings and grounds, architect, owner's representative and contractor during the various phases of design and construction phases.
The Art of Advocacy
Join Illinois ASBO's Government Relations team to learn how you can impact legislation using your unique position as a school business official. Discover tools that will keep you informed and specific ideas for proactively engaging your legislators. Whether you are new to the legislative process or want a refresher, this session is for you! Download Presentation
Beyond Pricing: Considering Criteria Other than Pricing When Awarding Bids
Pricing will always be important when awarding bids, but it does not have to be the only consideration. Learn how to build a bid that allows you to factor in other critical criteria that would benefit the district. Download Presentation
Here Comes the Sun!
With solar incentives changing rapidly at both the state and federal levels, learn the steps you need to get started, what to expect from a feasibility analysis, how to evaluate the cash flow for solar projects (including new incentives) and how to analyze your ROI using your utility bills.
9:10am — 10:10am
Budgeting Your Time
As CSBOs, we don't just budget money, we need to budget our time as well. With the increasing demands in our workplaces, this is more important now than ever. Discover tools to aid in budgeting your time and discuss other time-saving strategies with your peers. Download Presentation
Was That a Microaggression? How to Identify Microaggressions and Have Courageous Conversations
This session focuses on creating awareness surrounding microaggressions and their common occurrences within organizations. Participants will explore the outcomes associated with experiencing microaggressions, discover techniques to minimize their occurrence and ways to respond when microaggressions occur in the workspace.
Investing in Yourself
Wondering how to invest for yourself and provide for your future? Explore investing options on a personal level with an experienced investment professional. Download Presentation
Relationships Matter: The importance of the TEAM dynamic between the FM and their Supervisor
Discover the importance of the working relationship between the facilities manager and their supervisor from the viewpoint of those working in the roles. The relationship in different-sized districts is explored as the panel is comprised of teams from large, unit, and small/rural districts.
Critical Contract Terms for Construction Managers and Architects
Explore critical contract terms with a panel consisting of an attorney, architect and construction manager. This session will dissect key areas such as: delays, supervision, claims, errors and omissions, allowance/contingency usage, as well as answer the question - When do you enforce the contract?
Expenditures for the Novice
Review business office operations and the business administrator's role in managing cash, meeting budgeting responsibilities, purchasing, state financial reporting and overseeing the expenditure process — including ESSA requirements. Download Presentation
Supporting Student and Faculty Wellness in Existing Facilities
Learn how school districts can significantly impact health and wellness — from modest HVAC system upgrades to strategic student support space initiatives. Discover how simple operational interventions and design philosophies can be incorporated into existing procedures and projects in order to improve the bottom line, promote social-emotional learning and provide foundational building blocks for students.
The Changing Face of School Security
Learn how to address security issues, implement site-specific strategies and access helpful resources. This presentation will provide you with the information you need to proactively and holistically approach school safety and security. Special focus will be placed on the latest trends in school security and the appropriate involvement of staff. Download Presentation
10:20am — 11:20am
There are several new GASB requirements coming. Learn all about them and how you can prepare for their implementation. Download Presentation
Setting up Newer Facilities Managers for Success
This session will provide valuable insights for newer facilities managers on areas of study to be prepared for in their role. Topics include: Construction, grounds, maintenance, housekeeping, human resources, public speaking and more!
Does My School Need a Microgrid? Deploying Proven Technologies to Minimize Risk of Power Loss
Microgrids empower school districts to create and store their own energy, reduce utility costs, charge electric vehicles, and direct available power to critical operations during outages. Learn how a small school district implemented a mini-microgrid to help afford to electrify its bus fleet.
Revenues for the Novice
Learn about local revenue, the property tax cycle and the ins and outs of the tax levy. Plus, hear an overview of the Evidence-Based Funding Formula and federal grants. Download Presentation
Building a Coalition
Join this session to learn how to build a coalition to move a piece of legislation through the legislative process from inception to implementation. Download Presentation
Leadership Lessons in Change
Gain valuable lessons in leadership and project management focusing on communication, stakeholders and execution from strategic planning and goals to finalizing and reflecting. Download Presentation
This session will discuss sustainable land use, catastrophic event recovery and high-performance building topics, including envelope improvements, lighting, water use and renewable energy. Learn how to maximize capital improvements by leveraging investments and partnerships to enhance school programs and facility operations while also supporting your community in an emergency.
Transportation Reporting — Leveraging Simple Tools Throughout the Year
Discover valuable ideas for effective record-keeping throughout the year to simplify the transportation report process at this round table session.