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This recording is designed to provide school business officials with a basic working knowledge of emerging issues involving technology, the law, and education. Credit: 1 SFO; Level: Beginner
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
As the years pass, new challenges emerge, from the occasional schoolyard scuffle to callous bullying to catastrophic cyberattacks. The foremost duty of any school business official is to ensure the safety and security of our students (and the peace of mind of their parents). Yet, this year has brought unprecedented challenges. How are you keeping up day over day? What’s keeping you up at night? For many, perhaps even most, it’s the next malicious cyberattack. There have been 907 (and counting) targeted attacks on school districts since 2016. Are your databases secure? Are your employee practices sound? Are your students safe? The presenters will demystify the complexity of cybersecurity, detail the risks, and outline immediate steps to help ensure the safety and security of your school district. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In this current time of uncertainty, it sometimes feels like the best you can do is survive from day to day. No doubt we are all experiencing changes in our routines, habits, and experiences. However, there are ways to adjust to what is happening around you that put you in a position and mindset to not only make it through this time but improve in the process. Learn seven ways to grow that will help you thrive while you survive. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Transportation services represent one of the largest challenges and biggest opportunities in a COVID and post-COVID environment. The changing demands, the need for innovation, and the continuing challenge of the bus driver shortage creates obstacles and opportunities. Whether you have started school face-to-face, are still waiting to begin on-campus learning, or expecting a re-start of operations later in the year, the topic of transportation requires proper planning and protocols in every instance. This session will focus on understanding how to assess the readiness of your transportation organization to respond to these competing demands. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Major cyber breaches have become regular mainstream news headlines and school districts have been recent targets. Newer threats have emerged as cyber criminals are increasingly targeting organizations with more remote workers and fewer IT staff to mitigate cyber attacks. Districts must take steps to mitigate risks of cyber security incidents, which in part means educating employees about the risks. This informative discussion will dive into individual protections for employees and how that can help your district reduce and avoid risks. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Using an A-ROI framework, the presenters will discuss innovative strategies to collect and analyze data on current and future initiatives. Additionally, they will discuss how SBOs might respond to the data they collect and its impact on their analysis, implementation, and evaluation cycle. Using best practices in coding structure, they will identify key financial and instructional data to collect and discuss common obstacles SBOs are likely to encounter during this process. All participates will leave with some best practices on using data to drive budget development decisions. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference. Learning Objectives: Objective 1: Discuss key data points to measure academic return on investment. Objective 2: Describe strategies to evaluate current and future initiatives. Objective 3: Outline steps to build a collaborative program-driven budget. Presenter(s): Timothy Hilker, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Saratoga Springs City Schools, Saratoga Springs, NY Joseph Greco, Director of Budget and Program Integration, Saratoga Springs City School District, Saratoga Springs, NY Knowledge Level: Basic SFO Domain(s): Budgeting and Reporting Activities Credits: SFO
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School business officials can help principals and other educational leaders by providing actionable information. This presentation provides an A-B-C information model with information that is immediately actionable, actionable information for the future, and non-actionable, but good information such as demographic data. Learn how a district used this information framework to create an information dashboard system for superintendents, principals, and school directors using Power BI. Dashboards, reports, and apps help principals focus and plan their day by knowing the key actionable information that was formerly in different data sets located in various databases. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
The publication of new school-by-school spending data by every state in the country is transforming the education finance landscape, offering unprecedented opportunities to leverage the data to inform spending decisions and communicate about how resources are allocated to schools. While bringing a host of challenges—district and school leaders are largely unprepared to engage on issues the data will raise, such as equity, spending trade-offs, and the link between money and outcomes—the new data also present an incredible opportunity for districts to communicate openly and honestly, solicit input, and build trust around budgeting and spending practices. These challenges and opportunities are especially critical during economically uncertain times, when the financial outlook for public education is changing rapidly. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This webinar provides an analysis of the important role emotions play in not only the work environment but in daily decisions that school business officials make. Best practices for making difficult decisions seem positive and supportive will be explored. Credits: 1 SFO; Level: Basic
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Community Eligibility season is upon us! The past two school years have highlighted the value of offering school meals at no charge to all students. As we look ahead to the 2022-2023 school year and the potential return to normal school nutrition operations, a few things are clear: community eligibility offers school districts and schools the opportunity to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students for four school years. Watch this webinar recording as we discussed the basics and benefits of community eligibility, along with resources and tools available to aid in the adoption process.
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0
Credits: 0.00
Every day schools are falling victim to both small and large-scale cyberattacks. Schools are a prime target for hackers looking to steal data and cause havoc in your environment. Is your district ready to take these threats on? Would you pay a ransom to a bad actor? Do you have a comprehensive cyber insurance plan or a rider on your district policy? How are you proactively protecting your district’s student, employee, and financial data? This session will provide some guidance as you begin to answer these questions for your organization, and we will share resources with you to utilize in these times where cyber threats are our new reality.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Increasing concerns about cybersecurity and data privacy challenge school districts to keep up with best practices in mitigating threats. With the demanding reliance on internet accessibility, school business officials must know how to take appropriate action in making certain that student learning and school business environments are trusted and secure. Learn how to mitigate risks and map out plans so you can get ahead of cybersecurity threats and problems; and listen as presenters examine liability concerns when schools experience cybersecurity incidents.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
The COVID-19 pandemic forced school leaders to find creative staffing solutions to reach students and families. This webinar will explore the innovations that districts are adopting to address their specific staffing needs. Participants will hear about district compensation strategies to attract and retain new talent, to address shortage areas, and add more learning time for students. This session will also highlight district efforts to use alternative labor pools to address persistent needs.
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Districts across the country are continuing to face current transportation issues and simultaneously seeking proactive ways to prepare for new transportation challenges. This one-hour webinar will examine real-world examples of current and upcoming transportation issues and explore various potential solutions to challenges such as bus driver staffing, alternative bus routing, and bell scheduling systems. In addition to addressing existing challenges districts have had to overcome in recent years, this webinar will also touch on future potential disruptions and how your district can proactively prepare to face these challenges.
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Upon completion of this webinar, you will be armed with the knowledge of why and how KPIs are used to help increase the level of safety and service for all students. Transportation professionals will provide examples from the field that will include real-life measurable results on increasing the level of safety. For school districts, increasing safety and finding efficiencies also means finding additional resources to provide superior service. This session will outline ways to accomplish this.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements of GASB 87, along with implementation guidance that GASB has issued. In addition, the relationships between GASB 87 and GASB 94 and 96 will be introduced.
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Whether students are in classes, playing in schoolyards or participating in extracurricular activities, educators are at risk of liability for injuries children sustain if educators fail to protect youngsters from foreseeable risks of harm, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Awareness of the principles relating to the duty to supervise students adequately and the defenses to negligence, particularly when dealing with a pandemic, can go a long way toward shielding boards and their personnel from liability. This webinar examines the elements of negligence and the defenses to help SBOs, their boards, and other educational leaders devise and implement policies about adequate student supervision with a particular focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
When the perceived value is increased school safety, it’s practically unthinkable to assign a price tag to parents’ peace of mind. This charged climate sparked a record number of school safety bills in 2019. Reactive school districts siphon dollars from fatigued instructional budgets to fund bollards, window films, surveillance systems, and litigious hyper-realistic exercises.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This webinar will provide clarification on how the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP-ESSER) funding can be utilized for durable improvements to school facilities, including several inspiring and replicable examples. As school district leaders weigh the priorities for federal funding, the focus is on supporting students’ social emotional health, making up for lost time in the classroom, and preparing to bring more students and teachers back to in-person learning. Not only can facilities improvements support the return of students and teachers, it can also set the school building up for longevity and long-term operational savings. Join the Center for Green Schools as they provide an overview of the funding levels and federal and state-level guidance. Also presenting will be two school business officials who will share their experiences with planning for improvements and accessing the federal funds to support them.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
The recent explosion of new paid leave laws nationwide has refocused employers on absence management. The number of states with mandated paid family and medical leave continues to climb, and employers across the country are eyeing federal proposals and asking, “Are we ready for this?” If your organization is wondering how best to prepare for a potential paid family and medical leave law, we’ll cover the proposals put forth in Congress and the plan supported by the Biden administration. We’ll also take a look at some of the common features of the state-based laws that have been passed across the country. Armed with that information, you’ll leave the session with a better understanding of what current and future legislation means for you, what you should do to prepare for potential compliance risks, and what you can do to be ready if this legislation comes to your state.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Join the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) to discuss supply chain disruptions schools are facing. Presenters will discuss how school nutrition directors and school business officials can partner to navigate supply chain disruptions related to school meals and identify proactive communication strategies with parents, students, and the local community.
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School districts across the country often support a range of community needs beyond the typical school day, all while balancing competing priorities for resources. Investing in energy efficiency in K-12 schools presents a significant opportunity for districts to achieve energy and cost savings that enables students to learn in healthy environments while also supporting critical community functions. Join the U.S. Department of Energy and representatives from the Better Buildings Challenge as they present high-impact materials and share creative solutions to help school districts plan, finance, and ultimately achieve their unique energy goals. Participants will also hear from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council about additional resources for supporting school energy efficiency, including a review of recent federal funding opportunities.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School business officials must know how to successfully forecast the need for and timing of additional learning space well in advance. Determine which project contracting method is right for your project and how hiring the right professionals can make the project a success. Learn to navigate through pitfalls and unexpected issues during construction and how to make the most of your standard one-year general contractors’ warranty.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Start from Scratch? NO! --if you prepare an annual financial report why not take it to the next step? The statistical section is the most time-consuming project in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report process. This session will include an Excel template with sample resources and websites. Even if you are already completing an Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, these tips and techniques on using the statistical section for long-range planning and bond rating questions will benefit you. In addition, a short review of the checklist and process will be provided. And then, BAM! you've completed your first Annual Comprehensive Financial Report!
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
The SFO exam domain content consists of two areas: accounting and school business Management. This webinar will provide a wide overview of the accounting, addressing management of accounting systems and management of accounting functions. First, we’ll cover the organizational, procedural, and systematic elements of accounting including maintaining software, upholding financial data integrity, administering the chart of accounts, analyzing account records, and recording district assets. Second, we’ll discuss accounting functions ranging from payroll, billings, collections, and payments, to establishing procurement procedures, adhering to budget guidelines, preparing financial reports, and managing cash flow as well as capital assets.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School business practitioners are visionary leaders who can help others see clearly the future of the district through a comprehensive financial plan based on integrity and commitment to the educational mission. In order to inspire and motivate others to achieve a common goal, you’ll need to understand the trends of the community and the district to accurately forecast budget assumptions and assign resources to where they’re needed most. Dive into the details of financial planning, analysis, and budget reporting activities to accurately map out the fiscal year, evaluate data, and inform your stakeholders with clarity and transparency.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
All districts risk suffering loss or damage to their property, personnel, and reputation. Risk management anticipates and limits risks that may negatively affect the district. Research on learning validates the effect of the environment on the learner. Factors such as adequate capacity, appropriate sound, light, and temperature as well as the design of space affect an individual’s ability to learn or to work. Effective and efficient facility management contributes to the educational process by providing the environment in which instructional programs are delivered. Expertise in areas such as facility planning, operations, and maintenance are competencies essential for school business officials.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
An SFO’s proficiency doesn’t stop with district finances; an SFO must also be able to effectively manage information systems and human resource functions. This workshop reviews the essentials of human resources, including hiring compliance and best practices, compensation structure development, facilitating staff development and training programs, managing evaluation processes, personnel administration, and employee benefits. You’ll also get a robust overview of information system management, covering technology system development and needs assessments, system maintenance, and overseeing telecommunications systems.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
While much of an SFO’s role encompasses financial areas that students may never know about, the transportation and food service areas are a crucial component of operations management, as both areas work directly to meet student needs. In this module, you’ll learn what to consider for managing transportation and food services that best serve your students, as well as the state and federal regulations, accounting guidelines, and procedures required to help them run efficiently.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Join the Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) and the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) in this Working Together webinar for a discussion on school transportation issues affecting districts nationwide. Learn from one school business leader in Massachusetts about the bus driver shortages and other transportation challenges their schools are facing and how they’re navigating these challenges to help you identify strategies to implement in your district.
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0
Credits: 1.00 SFO
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