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Developing and sustaining a strong professional network of school business peers and allied professionals serving the education community enabled me to learn about an 11th-hour amendment to Ohio's state budget bill that could have cost the Orange City School District as much as $6 million a year in property tax revenue if enacted into law. My professional network served as an early warning system to this potentially devastating reality. This allowed me to put out a call to action to engage my Board of Education, superintendent, local public officials, and community members. As a result, we had 36 precious hours to secure a veto of this secretive budget bill amendment by the Governor of Ohio.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Learn about the many federal laws and regulations affecting school districts across the country and how ASBO International is advocating for you. This policy brief will provide an overview of COVID-19 emergency relief measures that impact schools, the federal budget and education funding, and what’s on the agenda for the 117th Congress and new administration. Learn how you can stay informed and get involved with insights from ASBO International’s policy team.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In this 30-minute session you will learn simple ways to create a mental break for yourself using tools you can carry around with you every day, connect mind to body and nourish joints with simple movements, and then join in a guided relaxation exercise. Adding these techniques to your “self-care toolkit” can help you regulate your nervous system, maintain joint health, and manage your responses to stressful situations.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $240.00
Credits: 0.00
Have you ever had those days when you think there has to be an easier way to accomplish a task and you wonder how other districts are doing it and what their systems look like? Networking with other School Business Officials can not only expose you to a plethora of industry knowledge, but also allows you to learn how to complete tasks more efficiently and grow in your skill set. The presenters will introduce and demonstrate various tools that can be used to create and utilize a network of SBOs to enhance your job and share various resources.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Conflict of interest is a growing area of concern for school business officials. Do your employees understand what it is? Do you know how to properly track conflicts of interests? Do you know how to protect your organization? Explore valuable strategies to implement in your school district to protect your organization and employees while maintaining the highest level of integrity with your community. In this webinar you will learn effective ways of communicating conflict of interest to staff and administrators.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
COVID is forcing school districts to find ways of funding remote learning, expand food service, and fund the cost of reopening schools in a COVID environment. Finding additional funds to cover these costs in a school budget won’t be easy. Health benefits are often a potential target for cost savings, but can savings be gained without cutting benefits? ELAP has been providing 15–30% savings over typical PPO health plans for more than a decade. Reference Based Pricing (RBP) can help control spiraling hospital costs and drive meaningful savings to help lower medical spend for both the district and its employees.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 0.00
In response to a global pandemic, federal legislation provides both employers and employees new benefits. This webinar detangles the complex employer responsibilities concerning emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA under the Families First Corona Virus Response Act, and affords attendees time for extended Q&A. Other topics in the session include health plan changes, privacy concerns, and retirement account considerations.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 0.00
Proper tracking of COVID-19 costs enhances your district’s opportunity for federal funding such as FEMA. This webinar will explore potential costs related to COVID-19 and the necessary documentation to maximize federal reimbursement.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
As the economy tumbles, and shortfalls are projected for state budgets, the financial outlook for public education is changing rapidly. In this webinar, Dr. Marguerite Roza will explore what the financial turmoil will mean for public education, what we are learning about the financial outlook, and what states and districts might consider as they make financial plans for the coming weeks and year.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School districts around the world are being taken to task with explaining what data are revealing about the efficacy of our programs, and many leadership teams are attempting to make data-driven decisions. But there is a lurking danger hidden in the numbers. Are you able to isolate and control variables that are creating a false picture? Can you lead your district in analyses of relevant data and statistics? Are you confident that you can determine the best analytic method for specific problems? The 21st-century school business official must be able to answer, "yes" to all of these questions without hesitation or equivocation. The Information Age has brought with it the era of Big Data. This webinar will provide an overview of analytic methods and types and then move into an actionable framework for applying analytics to move their districts forward strategically and confidently. The presenter will also address: How to break down silos in a school district to have your information team, instructional team, and business teamwork together to collect and analyze data and make data-informed decisions to benefit students? How COVID has changed the ways in which you use analytics; and how you can gain improved buy-in with the analytic process, especially when operating under deadlines.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Ensure your district moves into 2021 changed for the better by the events of 2020. The principles of diversity and inclusion transcend policy and procedure — they are necessary components for a culture of respect for individual differences. For Equitable, diversity means embracing unique contributions and abilities. Listen as a panel of individuals from different backgrounds and assorted professional communities unpack some of the hurdles surrounding diversity and inclusion.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 0.00
In this webinar, you will learn how a local school district developed a wellness program that focuses on physical health, mental health, financial health, and insurance benefits that employees are raving about. In the first year of implementation, the school district's health insurance premiums were $1.1 million under budget. Learn how they partnered with local businesses to provide monthly engagement activities for their employees to go beyond the basic wellness screening programs. Susan Harkin, COO of Community Unit School district in Illinois, will share an overview of the activities provided, how they created their partnerships, and a calendar of the wellness events that were held throughout with the hope that you can replicate these activities at your school district. She will also share what the district learned as they developed the program to promote the highest level of engagement.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
One of the biggest challenges facing school business officials is how to responsibly manage district finances when expenses - specifically salaries and benefits - are often growing faster than revenues. 1 SFO
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Even without COVID-19, school districts face the constant challenge of how to use resources to best meet student needs. The pandemic has amplified these challenges, especially for English language learners, special needs students, and the teachers and staff who serve them. Listen in on a panel discussion between school business officials and the National Center for Learning Disabilities to learn how school districts are addressing the needs of all learners equitably while equipping teachers with what they need to carry on.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In today’s largely digital society, schools are still using a staggering amount of paper every day. From student records to employee contracts and invoices, the average school district uses around 360,000 pieces of paper annually. But how costly is paper to your district? Monetary value aside, paper can have an adverse effect on operations. Learn how school districts like yours are leveraging electronic document management software to increase efficiency, enhance security, and provide staff with business-critical documents from anywhere—whether they’re in office or working remotely. By storing documents like new hire paperwork, direct deposit advices, and purchase orders digitally, districts across the country are able to eliminate paper filing cabinets, reduce their carbon footprint, and achieve more every day.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 0.00
When unexpected crises strike, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, school leaders are forced to quickly adapt and find creative solutions to their staffing processes. This webinar explores the competing priorities SBO face including budget constraints, certification requirements, labor relations, as well as how to respond to community concerns. Learn from school and district leaders as they discuss how to manage shift staff responsibilities; create and hire for new roles, and how to do all of this while juggling budget and regulatory constraints.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School business officials are rolling up their sleeves with their food service teams and other education leaders to provide students across the country with healthy, nutritious meals during the COVID-19 outbreak. What federal programs are out there to support these efforts? What specific practices, tools, and resources are school districts leveraging to feed their students? Learn from school nutrition experts and school business peers in this webinar, hosted in collaboration with ASBO International, the Food Research and Action Center, and AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Packed with practical tools to have you moving past frustration at critical junctures, this hands-on program reveals four ways to shift your focus and get clarity about any struggle, 1 SFO
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School districts are facing unprecedented funding shortfalls for the 2020 school year. School district leadership teams, taking into consideration CDC guidelines on social distancing, implementing new health screening measures, are making plans on how to do more with less. This webinar will discuss how can school district teams can prioritize the needs of many, while providing equitable distribution of resources. Areas to be addressed include facilities, transportation, staffing, school health, security, technology and training.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
As a School Business Official do you really know what goes on in the school buildings? In this one-hour webinar you will learn how you can support learning by taking the time to connect with the operational side of the schoolhouse. Building relationships and learning current processes can allow you the ability to help create efficiencies and lets staff know you care. By being approachable and accessible you can save the district money by listening to new ideas. This creates buy-in and you start to work together to solve issues. Join us and find organizational improvements by tapping into a wealth of ideas!
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Guaranteed Energy Savings Project - The Benefit to Facility Improvement via Cost Avoidance
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Do you work with various union leaders on a regular basis? Do you want to create positive working relationships or improve existing working relationships with union leaders? This session will highlight the importance of these key working relationships in your School District. You will be provided with best practices to build and sustain successful working relationships with these groups. Evaluate your current working relationships by identifying areas of success along with areas of growth/opportunity to achieve the insight you need.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Maintaining a full roster of qualified full-time educators has become increasingly difficult for school administrators over the past decade. Teacher attrition remains high, exacerbated by a shrinking pipeline of new teachers and the COVID-19 pandemic. While teachers overwhelmingly report passion for their career choice, they also express a crisis of confidence in their personal financial futures. More than a third of educators are considering leaving the profession for a higher-paying job in the next three years, according to a June 2020 Horace Mann study of 2,490 K-12 educators in the United States. Helping to address the student loan debt issue could have a substantial impact on teacher retention. Eighty-eight percent of educators said they would be more likely to stay in education if they could have their student loans forgiven, and 70% said they would stay in the profession longer if they could obtain a lower monthly payment on their student loans.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 0.00
After a year of financial uncertainty, districts across the country have an unprecedented amount of new federal relief funds (ESSER I, ESSER II, and American Rescue Plan ESSER/ESSER III) heading their way. We’ll share what leaders need to know as they budget for these dollars, as well as ways to help students access more learning time that don’t require the district to take on recurring costs. This session will offer a set of cost-equivalent tradeoffs, as well as a proposed allocation timeline that districts can use for pacing their spending. Lots of opportunity for questions and to share ideas and lessons from participants’ own locales.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Bring a laptop for this hands-on workshop! Budgeting season takes time. Manual data entry is not only time consuming, but also prone to errors. With some Excel knowledge, we can speed up the process and increase accuracy. By writing a few formulas to automate various data tables we can save precious time that could be used on other important tasks. For example, we automated the district's salary sheet by writing simple formulas. This automation saved us two to three weeks of manual work and significantly reduced the chance of error. *This is the first webinar of a two-part series.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Part 2 of a 2-part series – Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop! Dive deeper: Budgeting season takes time. Manual data entry is not only time consuming, but also prone to errors. With some Excel knowledge, we can speed up the process and increase accuracy. By writing a few formulas to automate various data tables we can save precious time that could be used on other important tasks. For example, we automated the district's salary sheet by writing simple formulas. This automation saved us two to three weeks of manual work and significantly reduced the chance of error.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This presentation will review the recent legislation changes impacting your benefits program, and adjustments to consider. The presenter will discuss relief efforts, a checklist to prepare for open enrollment, and ways to find money in your tightened budget.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 0.00
We all know that internal controls are important, but how can we make them work with a restricted budget? In small districts with limited staff, how can internal controls be incorporated without stressing employees with too many “other duties as assigned?” Explore methods to build internal controls into your system without breaking your budget or making too many demands on staff time.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In the past, adequacy and equity have always been measured within a state by school district. Under ESSA, however, states must start reporting per-pupil expenditures for every local educational agency and school in the state on annual report cards. That fact raises the bar for school districts and especially for school business officials. Are there disparities in the way that funds are distributed within a district? Are they equitable and adequate for each school? What are the implications for allocating funds to individual schools? What impact may disparities have on school performance? This session will take a first look at the site-based per pupil expenditures reported on the Illinois report cards for the 2018/19 fiscal year.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Juggling budget development, district operations, new compliance measures, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a nonstop sprint since March 2020. Come together for a power-filled, engaging session with Diana Osagie, founder of Courageous Leadership and the Academy of Women’s Leadership to supercharge your passion, refresh your focus as a change agent, and give you the energy to power forward as a courageous school business leader.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
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