2017 WASBO-WASPA School Personnel Academy

2017 WASBO-WASPA School Personnel Academy
The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials and the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators collaborate annually to provide this conference with a Focus on Excellence and Continuous Improvement.

Who Should Attend?

The School Personnel Academy, now in its 13th year, is a collaborative conference hosted by the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) and the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA).
The conference is designed to bring together school district teams dealing with a raft of human capital issues including staff recruitment and compensation models, employee engagement, health insurance benefits and regulations, wellness programs, benefits, and more.  

Human resources directors, business managers, superintendents, school board members, and school district employees in supervisory roles will all benefit from attending the School Personnel Academy. Combine early bird discounts with reduced registration rates for multiple attendees from the same school district or organization, and save money while providing this important professional development for your team.

Session topics include:

  • Attracting and Retaining a New Generation of Employees Panel Discussion
  • DPI Licensure
  • Confidentiality and Privacy in the Business Office
  • Non-Certified Staff Support Staff Performance Evaluation Systems
  • Independent Contractors - Are They Truly Independent? Are They an Employee? Or Are They a Dealer?
  • Legal Update and Panel Discussion with School Law Attorneys.. and more!

School Business Management Winter at a Glance or ASBO SFO® Study Group
Make the most of your time out of the office, and attend either the School Business Management Winter at a Glance Conference or the ASBO SFO® Study Group on December 5, immediately prior to the School Personnel Academy. These sessions are also held at the Madison Marriott West. Visit Winter at a Glance and the ASBO SFO® Study Group for additional information and registration.

Additional Materials and Information

To register, please sign in or click the create a new account link in the area to the right. If you have previously attended a WASBO conference, your User Name is your email address. If you are unsure of your password, click the Forgot My Password link to the right to reset your password.

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate receive a free trial membership through 6/30/2018 if you have not previously been a member. At least one individual from your organization must be a WASBO member to take advantage of multi-attendee pricing. If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual will need to register separately. 

When
12/6/2017 7:00 AM - 12/7/2017 3:00 PM
Where
Madison Marriott West 1313 John Q Hammons Drive Madison, WI 53562

Program

   

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

 
7:45 AM

As Baby Boomers begin retiring in large numbers, the disparity in size between the exiting workforce and Generation X has led economists to predict a 40% shortfall in available workers. This means that the populous Millennial generation is being asked to fill the employment hole in record numbers. The large gap has magnified the cultural and motivational differences that naturally exist between two or more generations. Along with this, teachers are often faced with tough decisions when trying to find balance between the profession they love and the sizable debt they face from student loans. The average college graduate has more than $35,000 in student loan debt, which affects daily life decisions and causes some educators to reconsider their career choice. Our panel will discuss how districts can use creative benefits and compensation strategies to attract a new generation of workers without alienating existing personnel.
Track
General Session
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM

Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM

Licensure updates.
Track
General Session
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM

Track
Meal
Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
11:45 AM

School Business office personnel create, work with, distribute and store information about individuals in the process of completing many duties on a daily basis. This workshop looks at some of these functions and discusses responsibilities as well as practical sense to maintain confidentially and privacy of individual information. The workshop touches on HIPAA, FERPA, McKinney-Vento Act, policies for other data and best practices.
Track
Breakout Session
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

A general compliance review for School Districts - In our compliance reviews with over 200 client districts, we have found some common themes that affect specific compliance issues with schools, including: COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, Section 125 and Notice and Disclosure requirements. This session will focus on the basics and the essential compliance information you need to know to help your district comply with the myriad of requirements. M3 Senior Compliance Attorney Karen Breitnauer will lead the discussion, joined by Rachelle Hady, Benefits Manager for Madison Metro School District and Breanna Hellenbrand, Account Executive (and former Leader) of the M3 Education and Government Practice Group. While ACA Compliance needs to continue to be a focus, organizations also need to remain up-to-date with ALL the compliance requirements associated with employee benefits. Districts offer an array of valuable benefits to their employers, and spend much of their time administering and, more importantly, communicating the quality and value of those benefits to their employees! Don’t lose that valuable time because of some compliance related issue!
Track
Breakout Session
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Track
Break
Time
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
1:50 PM

What started out as a series of afterschool meetings to review the nuances of the district's employee benefit offerings, soon blossomed into a major overhaul of those employee benefits. In this session, you'll learn about the benefits review meetings, accessibility to the meeting information for non-attendees, the benefits survey instrument, and the eventual benefits implemented.
Track
General Session
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Track
Break
Time
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
3:00 PM

Representatives from three school districts will share their unique experiences. Each district has implemented a variety of unique strategies to engage employees to improve their overall wellness. Join us as we highlight various engagement activities. Participants in this interactive session will be able to walk away with the beginning structure of a wellness plan.
Track
General Session
Time
3:10 PM - 4:40 PM
3:10 PM

Time
4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
4:40 PM

Thursday, 07 December 2017

 
Enjoy a 45 minute gentle movement practice to begin your day. Using a chair for support we will be able to stretch tight muscles and take away tools we can use every day in our work spaces.
Track
Morning Yoga Session
Time
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
6:30 AM

Track
Meal
Time
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
7:15 AM

Track
General Session
Time
8:15 AM - 8:20 AM
8:15 AM

How do you provide better care while keeping costs reasonable for your district? Hear from professionals from BeneCo of Wisconsin, Hays Companies, WEA Trust and the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District on different ways to keep your staff and budget healthy.
Track
General Session
Time
8:20 AM - 9:50 AM
8:20 AM

Track
Break
Time
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
9:50 AM

Are you happy with your Teacher Compensation Model or are changes needed? Come learn how we developed a sustainable salary model with collaboration of teachers, school board and administration. We will share what went well and what lessons we learned.
Track
Breakout Session
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM

Track
Break
Time
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:00 AM

Due to tightening school district budgets, labor markets and unique skill sets more school districts than ever are engaging independent contractors. This session will provide an overview of the various legal, liability and insurance issues that arise when a school district contemplates hiring an independent contractor to provide a service for a school district, including WIAA officials.
Track
Breakout Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the models CESA 6 and Chippewa Falls use to include Non-Certified Support Staff in district-wide systemic approaches to evaluation and supervision. We’ll summarize and highlight grows and glows from our journeys thus far as well as respond to audience questions.
Track
Breakout Session
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
11:15 AM

Track
Meal
Time
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
12:15 PM

John will provide a legislative update and will also field member questions.
Track
General Session
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

Track
Break
Time
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM
1:50 PM

The legal panel of Attorneys Bob Butler (WASB), Steve Weld (Weld Riley), Shana Lewis (Strang Patteson Renning Lewis & Lacy), Andy Philips and Chrissy Hamiel (von Briesen) will provide an update on the state budget, recent legislative developments, family and medical leave act, fair labor standards act and employment discrimination laws. Beyond its funding provisions, the 2017-19 state budget included numerous changes to state law impacting Wisconsin public school districts. As a result, school districts may need to review their policies, procedures, employee handbooks and compensation systems. This panel discussion led by school attorneys will focus on the above topics, new legal developments, and the specifics of the major statutory changes in the state budget and implications on local districts. Make sure your district doesn’t fall behind in making the appropriate and necessary changes.
Track
General Session
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Track
General Session
Time
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:30 PM

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