2019 WASBO Foundation Fall Conference

2019 WASBO Foundation Fall Conference
Register today for WASBO's Fall Conference on October 3-4, 2019 and go back to your district ready to take on the rest of the school year! Our theme this year is "Be the Light: Illuminating the Future of Our Schools"

The conference kicks off on Thursday, October 3 with dynamic keynote speaker Lucas Jadin as he addresses Transformational Leadership. On Friday, we celebrate and honor the recipients of the WASBO Mike Roshar Shining Star and Tina Hafeman Friend of WASBO awards. Attendees will also delve into over 40 breakout sessions in tracks for Human Resources, Best Practices/Money Savings/Innovative Solutions, Facilities Core Certification Module 4 Maintenance & Operations and Module 5 Facility Life Cycle & Budgeting, Facilities Certification Continuing Education, New Administrator/Year of Success and Leadership. Participants will return to their districts prepared to implement the philosophies learned from their colleagues. Register today!

Join us for the WASBO Foundation Fall Golf and the Walk/Run Scholarship Fundraisers on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 and a networking reception at the Osthoff from 8-10 pm. Again this year there is a networking event on Thursday evening at the Osthoff from 8-10 pm for all attendees! 

Additional Materials and Information

To register for the Fall Conference, please sign in or click the create a new account link in the area to the right (Golf and Run/Walk registration are available at the link above). If you have previously attended a WASBO conference or fundraising event, your User Name is your email address. If you are unsure of your password, click the Forgot My Password link to reset your password.
 

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate for the Full Conference or Thursday only receive a free trial membership through 6/30/2020 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
10/3/2019 - 10/4/2019
Where
The Osthoff Resort 101 Osthoff Ave Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Program

   

Wednesday, 02 October 2019

 
Beat the lines on Thursday morning by picking up your conference materials Wednesday evening!
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

As we finish up both the Golf and Run/Walk Fundraisers we look forward to greeting old friends and meeting new colleagues at this networking event.
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Thursday, 03 October 2019

 
Time
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
7:30 AM

Mentors and proteges take this opportunity to meet and reconnect with your mentoring partner over breakfast. Pick up your breakfast and join us for some informal conversation and meet the WASBO Board of Directors. If your mentoring partner is not available, please join us anyway!
Time
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
7:30 AM

Who is a leader that helped transform your life? Who is someone that believed in you before you completely believed in yourself? Transformational leadership is tough. It takes time and almost impossible patience. It requires work that goes unseen by most people. Some days, your commitment to this journey feels great, but how do you handle the days when your patience has run out? How do you lead when it seems like you've reached the end of your rope? We believe these moments are what separate great leaders from good ones. Great leaders have trained to still be at their best during the darkest moments. This session is on intentionally building the mental skills to be the best version of yourself so that you can elevate the performance of others you lead in the process.
Track
General Session
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM

Focus on school building exterior envelope design and maintenance. The speaker will provide examples of problems caretakers may face related to the building envelop and how these problems can be dealt with. Construction specifications and design criteria to ensure quality construction will also be covered.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 4
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Is a five dollar school supply gift card reportable income to the employee? What about Friday coffee and doughnuts? Can we buy dinner for employees who are working late to help with a big project without having to tax employees on the value of the meal? Do we have to report the $20 stipend a teacher receives for completing a Department of Education survey? Fringe benefits are being used more frequently to enhance the workplace and add value to compensation programs. From nap pods to student loan support, employers are evaluating fringe benefit options to help attract and retain great employees. School districts can avoid losing value in these programs if they know the tax implications up front. This session will provide a fast-paced discussion of the rules regarding the tax status of non-plan fringe benefits and other items of value in the workplace. Audience members will test their knowledge of the IRS fringe benefit tax rules with a quiz and will receive a quick reference chart with tax rules for the most common fringe benefits.
Track
Human Resources
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Too often a new business administrator (or new employee, in general) is entirely focused on mastering the existing job while missing immediate opportunities to improve their newly acquired position. This session will give both new and experienced business administrators insights into opportunities for continuous improvement in their respective districts. Learn how new employees, because they are the least knowledgeable on their first day, might be the most valuable of all when it comes to improving the processes and procedures of their districts.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Each new biennial budget can significantly change key school finance figures such as revenue limit per-pupil increases, per-pupil categorical aid amounts, special education aid, etc. This session will highlight the new biennial budget and strategies to forecast and plan for how this could impact your district. Session participants will receive sample communication visuals and discussion points to help address the question of, "How will this impact us?" and “what are some strategies for the future to mitigate any negative effects?”
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Trust is the glue that holds relationships together. Teams built on trust make better decisions faster, handle conflict effectively, and create a culture of empowerment. Every leader knows the importance of trust but very few have a process to intentionally train their leaders to build it. In this session, we will overview a systematic training process for your leaders to become trust accelerators and have discussions around the two questions below: How do you intentionally build trust with those you lead? How do you breakdown trust and train leaders to be trust builders?
Track
Leadership
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Developing fair bid documents can be a tough process. In this process you'll get an inside look as to how contractors view bid documents, where they look for loop holes, how a school can close those loop holes, and create a fair bid that will get the school exactly what they want. We will look specifically at a Lighting Bid document, but the thought process and ideas shared can be transferable to any other project.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Liability waivers are often used as a way to protect a school district from liability and litigation. But how good are they? This is a review of Wisconsin case law and some examples, and will review what is required for a liability waiver to be potentially enforceable. In a related topic, Wisconsin’s Open Gym Act will be reviewed for its applicability, limitations, and potential grant of immunity.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

This session will walk through the process of developing a facility master plan, understanding the plan, communicating and engaging stakeholders in the plan, pre-referendum services, and execution of the plan with the Wauwatosa School District and the passing of a successful $125 million referendum.
Track
Referenda Planning & Execution
Time
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
9:25 AM

Time
10:25 AM - 10:35 AM
10:25 AM

Discussion of the development of a comprehensive roof management program utilizing a combination of visual assessments and internet based technology to track costs, extend the service life of your roof and plan for replacement.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 4
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

Review legal requirements for communicating with employees about reasonable accommodations, discrimination and harassment investigations and employee discipline/termination of employment. The session will provide guidance on how to conduct a reasonable accommodation interview, how to respond to an employee report of discrimination or harassment and how to interview an employee who is under investigation for misconduct, including issuance of a Garrity warning. The session will include live demonstrations with volunteers from the audience using fact simulations from recent court cases and school district experience. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate and to test their knowledge of the legal requirements in these complex and sometimes difficult situations. Moderators will share tools and guidelines for situation analysis and best practices.
Track
Human Resources
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

This is one of the busiest times of the year for bookkeepers and business managers! This session will highlight the deadlines and reporting processes for those activities happening in the business office during the fall such as Third Friday counts, Revenue Limit calculations, notification of state aid, notification of property values, certifying the levy, filing the budget report and the annual report. We will review how to find things on the DPI School Financial Services website and where to go to file reports.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

This presentation will focus on the 2019 winner of the WASBO Safety & Security Award - School District of Hartford Jt. #1. How did the district decide on the topic? How did they execute on the plan? What were the results of the safety campaign?
Track
Leadership
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

How Madison Metropolitan redesigned its 1-1device and technology procurement process to improve financial and operational outcomes and provide better service to schools.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

Slip, trip, and fall incidents are a significant problem in Wisconsin. These liability incidents are not only expensive to defend, but also cost your district time and frustration. The average cost to defend these lawsuits can be as high as $50,000. To better address this loss source, we will discuss: - Effective incident investigation practices. - Common causes and hazards. - Practical risk control solutions.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

This session will go through all of the difficulties you may encounter implementing a student tracking program, as well as how the benefits outweigh the issues.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

Interscholastic athletics are a large part of the culture of Wisconsin schools. These contests all require officials to ensure safety, fair competition, and good sportsmanship. However, right now, there is a shortage of quality officials, and this shortage continues to grow. This session will be more of a discussion for business officials to learn more about the "business" of being an official, as well as for officials to learn more about how to make the life of the business official easier as the various seasons come and go. To prepare effectively, we may want to survey WASBO members to get a better understanding of their challenges with officials and how they work with school districts.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
10:35 AM

Time
11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
11:35 AM

Learn how to develop and implement an effective Preventative Maintenance program, starting from scratch, to a finished, working program.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 4
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Over 10,000 Americans are reaching the age of Medicare eligibility (general age 65) each day. Often these individuals are deciding to remain employed full-time yet overlook their Medicare opportunity. This session is designed to help district personnel understand more about Medicare so you can help employees navigate the road of options available. There are pitfalls to watch for in terms of Medicare and HSAs as well as prescription drug issues. In addition to employees who are becoming Medicare eligible, schools have employees whose parents are becoming Medicare eligible and they don’t know where to turn. Following this session, attendees will have the resources they need to point people in the right direction.
Track
Human Resources
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

This session will provide information about the many areas that need proactive forethought in coming to decisions about a school district’s cash reserve (fund balance) as it relates to its long-term financial health (including policies). The presenters will address sustainability and preplanned balances that protect programs, both instructional and non-instructional. Ideas will be shared on how to be transparent and thoughtful in discussing this issue as relationships are built with local citizens and state legislators. The new DPI unassigned fund balance accounts will also be explained.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Since the beginning of education, school personnel have been faced with this very question- I have the money now what? What really happens after the grant money has been awarded and the referendum has been passed? Together we will talk about the first steps of diving into a project. Whatever the spend - big or small, knowing the steps and executing with confidence is key to success. We will use real life school scenarios to talk about reorganizing the budget, reallocating the leftover funds or how to negotiate your way out of short falls.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

WASBO members are often directly involved in many of the aspects of the administrative functions associated with human resources and employment practices. Administration in this capacity is governed by many legal components, including federal and state statutes, federal and state regulations, and judicial interpretations of such. This presentation will review the legal aspects of hiring, labor relations, employment relations, discipline, termination, and post-termination. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation, and should leave with increased confidence in dealing with human resources issues.
Track
Leadership
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

Participants will learn how the School District of Menomonee Falls created the concept of the Innovation Center which provides students the opportunity to develop valuable manufacturing, engineering, and construction skills. The district developed and implemented innovative programs in partnerships designed to increase student access and learning in STEM and increase the pipeline of students successfully pursuing postsecondary study in STEM. The district has built collaborative networks with partners and their local community to improve STEM education and prepare students for future career opportunities. Design Concept: The traditional Tech Ed department – separate, single-discipline labs for metal, woods and autos, was re-designed to create a single multi-discipline lab that one staff member could supervise. PLTW classrooms/lab were relocated around the tech lab create an “Innovation Center” and for students and instructors to benefit from shared resources and spaces. Natural light was brought in from the exterior and borrowed light was used between the multi-discipline lab and the PLTW classrooms. Transparency between the lab and surrounding classrooms further emphasizing the collaborative natural and the ability for staff to serve more students.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

This course beings with an analysis of past incidents of violence against students and staff in educational environments. The analysis focuses on the perpetrators of the attacks and the effectiveness of the security measures existing at that time. A review of FBI & CDC reports on school violence is used to demonstrate likely perpetrators of future attacks and the standard response by school personnel. OSHA considerations are reviewed for best practices for preventing workplace violence and the applicability of recommendations to the school setting. The course concludes with a discussion on the most effective approach to improving the security profile in our schools and classrooms.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

This session will shine light on the basics of the free and reduced price meal eligibility requirements and the correlation to increased funding in the school nutrition program. Topics include application processing and maintenance, verification requirements, direct certification, notification requirements for households, and the critical roles of school officials.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
12:50 PM

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

Sport surfaces and fields are critical to the operation of successful athletic programs. Learn how to manage different types of sports surfaces through effective field maintenance, aerating, seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, set-ups, and documentation. Artificial turf maintenance & product selection will be discussed.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Session will look at the different options available for post employment benefits (TSA, HRA, etc.). Pro’s and con’s of each of these strategies. Also ways to convert from existing benefit plans to the new plan. Hear from an expert in the industry and how one district made the conversions after Act 10 and again this year.
Track
Human Resources
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

In this session we will get into some of the meat of the equalization aid formula. What are deductible receipts? What are shared costs? What is and is not included in the calculation? What is negative tertiary aid and how does it impact my district? How do changes elsewhere in the state impact my district? We will review district specific worksheets.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

This session will provide an overview of how one district was able to get itself into a significant fiscal problem, what warning signs were missed, and how other districts can ensure that they don’t follow down a fiscally perilous path. This will include how to ensure the Board and superintendent are looking at the “right financial data”, addressing issues when they occur and putting the correct safeguards in place.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Leadership can be the hardest part of anyone's career. However by being yourself, sharing your story and lifting up others around you - it becomes the most natural way to find the answers for almost any situation. This is a continuation on How to Be a Leader without Being the Boss. Experiences are not situational if you can learn and share with others. During this session we will interactively work on tough situations as experts in the field not the bosses.
Track
Leadership
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Two failed referenda, flat enrollment, new administration, and a Superintendent new to the facilities planning and referenda process. Hear how the Poynette School District restarted a successful facilities planning process and built trust by ensuring the community's voice was involved in driving the planning process. Learn lessons on: • How a facilities assessment can help you make critical decisions (even closing a school!) • Why stepping aside for meetings can change a community's perception of a solution • What communicating with stakeholders can mean to the entire process • Why keeping referendum tax impacts easy to understand and communicate matters
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

The contracts schools are signing, require the district’s insurance to respond first. But it should not be that way. Before signing a contract, school district administrators and board members need to be familiar with important risk management terms to ensure that third-parties and general contractors in particular, are not unnecessarily transferring a significant portion of their risk to the school district. This session will explain the key parts of a contract, what the terminology means and how to negotiate the terms. This session will help school districts properly manage this risk to the district.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

This session provides guidance on USDA funding for school nutrition programs with information on allowable fund 50 expenditures and a breakdown of reporting requirements. A brief overview of other reimbursement programs such as the summer foodservice program, afterschool snack program, and the school breakfast program are covered along with grant opportunities that many schools overlook, including the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and USDA equipment grants.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Time
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
3:00 PM

There are many areas of functionality provided by the control system of a building. This session will cover building automation systems such and HVAC, Access Control & Security, CCTV, and Lighting Controls and will cover the Pros and Cons of systems integration and the increased efficiencies that can be achieved with integrated systems.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 4
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

WASB Organizational Consultants work as partners with school districts to build and strengthen trust between school board members and administrators as they work to provide excellence in education. One method that has proven helpful is to provide an assessment of the roles and responsibilities of staff utilizing a matrix developed specifically for school districts. This process can include a review and analysis of current districtwide and detailed central office department organizational charts and job descriptions as well as a review of current district organizational structures and reporting relationships. This session will outline the process, provide an overview of the matrix and discuss how it can be used to update staffing levels and position descriptions.
Track
Human Resources
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

The revenue limit worksheet for 2017-2018, will have a four pages in-place of two pages, with larger print. As this is the first year of the state’s 2017-19 budget, information regarding changes in the Revenue Limit process will be provided to the level DPI has confirmation based on state laws. Districts with Energy Efficiency Exemptions will need to spend time on the fourth page. We will cover your school district’s revenue limit calculations with the information we have to date. We will walk you through the steps you need to follow to complete your revenue limit calculation and help you understand how the spreadsheet works. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to bring laptops. You will have the opportunity to work on your district’s revenue limit worksheet during the session.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Together we will talk about building a community of trust with your vendors. Learning to speak openly with kindness does not mean you are laying all your cards on the table; it means that you are looking to save time and money. Discussions with vendors can seem foreign however by finding a level of trust you get to go from vendors to partners.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Are you prepared for a DSPS safety audit?  This session will cover: who is DSPS, the mechanics of a safety inspection, and the most frequent/important findings during an inspection.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Everyone wants to do the right thing and act ethically. Is it really that simple? Join this panel of presenters to discuss, “What would you do?” when applying business ethics using real life experiences in the operations of your school district.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

This session will provide an overview of the best methods to develop and implement an evaluation of the impact of both administrative and educational technology within a district. The session will cover why evaluation is essential, how to develop key performance indicators for evaluation, including return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) and where to go for additional resources.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

You may know that getting a referendum passed in Wisconsin takes hard work and creativity. Come and hear how Wisconsin Dells School District obtained financial support for almost half of their High School project from local municipalities. Hear from the Spencer school District who successfully secured a FEMA grant to fund a large portion of their facility project. These stories will be complemented by a review of all of the ins and outs of Wisconsin school referenda. Baird experts will take a deep dive into other case studies that show how to determine operational referenda amounts, and various ways to use those funds to minimize costs and maximize benefits, even for facility projects. Finally we will look at creative communication techniques and community involvement ideas for informational campaigns.
Track
Referenda Planning & Execution
Time
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
3:10 PM

Join your peers for a fun hour of innovation & invention as you unwind from the day - you never know what takeaways you'll leave with!
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM

Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Friday, 04 October 2019

 
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet to get your day started right.
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
8:00 AM

Your presenters will review the state accounting codes (WUFAR) as they apply to their school district, the processes they use to develop a facilities budget, and how they are attempting to work with declining budget amounts.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

When it comes to managing healthcare budgets and providing quality care to employees, there is no magic bullet. It takes a plan and a partnership between the employer, insurance carriers and healthcare provider. When all three entities are aligned and working towards the same goals – positive change happens. This presentation will focus on how this collaborative approach produces results that benefit everyone. We’ll discuss what actions are currently being taken by the healthcare system, the willingness of the healthcare systems to engage with the districts, a scorecard that measures effectiveness and how to best engage employees in the process. Results and successes will be shared through a case study of one of our clients.
Track
Human Resources
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

Does your district have debt obligations? Is your district looking to issue debt? This session will cover the very basics of debt issuance, including terminology, who’s who, DPI reporting, journal entries and post-issuance compliance.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

Have you noticed that the economy and rate environment are changing? Over the last several years, rates shot up from the depths of the Great Recession, only to stall abruptly in 2019. This course correction presents interesting questions, and opportunities. Join us to learn strategies that will help you increase yield, reduce interest rate risk, and help maintain your interest income in a variety of economic environments.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

Relationship building is at the center of our work as school leaders. From forming and strengthening community partnerships, to successful referenda campaigns, to governmental lobbying efforts, learn how relationships can be leveraged in positive and proactive ways to move your district forward. By focusing first on relationships and not resources, people and not programs, great things can happen for your and its stakeholders.
Track
Leadership
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

Updates on all of the school safety initiatives and more! This presentation will include OSS Safety Grants, WI tip line, threat assessment and response, and the 2017 Act 143 statutory requirements.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

This session will inform attendees on how to reduce the problem of educator sexual abuse of students that affects almost ten percent of students during their K-12 school career. In Wisconsin, this misconduct has been by classroom teachers, coaches, school counselors, bus drivers, building custodians, playground supervisors and administrators. Solutions on how to reduce and eliminate these instances will be provided through prevention instead of reactionary risk management. Review steps on how to properly investigate and report any type of sexual misconduct.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

Districts hear a lot about strategies to pass a referendum but not a lot about what happens after a successful referendum. This session will focus on what the business office and buildings & grounds department will need to know in order to navigate through the borrowing of debt, the design and construction processes. You will hear from bond counsel and a financial advisor on strategies for borrowing debt, an architect on the design process and a construction manager on the construction process. You will learn strategies for due diligence and ratings calls, effective ways to get input on design and furniture/equipment requests, how to manage the project budget and the best ways for completing the construction with minimal impact on student learning.
Track
Referenda Planning & Execution
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

Time
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
10:00 AM

With the passage of many facility referenda, Wisconsin facility managers have been tasked with oversight of billions of dollars in construction projects over the last decade. A facility manager's role in each of these projects can differ, but trust that you will be expected to lead, and that large projects can consume a facility manager for years at a time. This course is designed to give a brief overview of the stages of a referendum, from planning, through execution. We will review some pitfalls to avoid as well as opportunities that will present themselves.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
Time
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

Student loan debt has grown 250% in the last 10 years. Why should school districts care? Stress from student loan debt can negatively impact employee health and productivity, and the financial burden can reduce participation in benefits like 403(b) plans, life insurance and disability, voluntary benefits and even health insurance. Providing student loan repayment assistance is one way employers are improving their recruiting strategies and employee well-being to drive results. In fact, despite being relatively new and untested, 45% of Millennials say they would change jobs if an employer offered loan repayment assistance, according to recent Gallup survey. In this session, tune in to learn about the data driving the demand for this benefit, the advantages of evolving your benefit strategy to have the flexibility a diverse workforce demands, and how you can help your employees on the road to financial wellness.
Track
Human Resources
Time
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

As of July 1, 2015, all subrecipients of Federal funds - such as those awarded under IDEA and Title I - were to have in place written procedures regarding cost management and verifying allowable costs in relation to those funds. For many school districts, the procedures existed in some fashion, but the written part needs to be fulfilled. These written procedures are monitored by DPI and audited by school district auditors. This session will briefly review the requirements before delving deeper by examining real examples submitted to DPI with the expectation that participants will gain a greater understanding of what constitutes compliant written procedures.
Track
New Administrator/Year of Success
Time
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

During this session, the presenter will draw on two decades of experience to share myths and truths of grant seeking, discuss how defining fundraising priorities can benefit your district, and the types of resources available through entitlement and discretionary grants, crowdfunding, and local foundations and corporations. She will cover what your Business Office staff wishes you knew about grants as well as policy and process considerations. Questions and conversation are welcome throughout the presentation so that attendees can make the most of this time.
Track
Best Practices/Money Saving Ideas/Innovative Solutions
Time
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

You may not be looking for a new position or looking to work in another district. However, what would you do if you received a call from a superintendent, human resources director or consultant asking you to consider applying for their open position? Would you be ready? What would you need to consider? What should your resume look like? What questions are being asked in interviews these days? How should you prepare? Join this panel of human resource directors who will outline best practices and tap into three newer members to share tips from their recent hiring experiences.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

Building automation systems are a “tool” to be used to improve occupant comfort, building efficiency and productivity.  User eXperience is defined as the overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use.  In order to optimize the User eXperience, data/content must be delivered in a way that the end-user can not only relate to but find a joy to use; delivering the convenience, benefits and aesthetics users desire. Since the graphical user interface (GUI) is the main method by which users access their building automation systems, it is an enormous influence on the overall satisfaction building operators have with their building automation systems.  An intuitive GUI makes for a smooth, unobstructed User eXperience, while a poorly laid-out GUI with plenty of clutter confuses and frustrates users, resulting in systems that are under-utilized to improve occupant comfort, building efficiency and productivity. Today Web browsers can utilize the hardware resources found in graphics cards, and with the advancement of HTML5, the building automation system industry is seeing user interface advancements that most of us could not have imagined a decade ago.  User interfaces can be personalized for individual needs, contributing to productivity and further improving the work environment.  It is incumbent upon facility managers to select a building automation solution that optimizes the User eXperience rather then providing the same old, time-worn graphical user interface.  As technologies have advanced and new technologies have emerged, it is interesting to see how technology is leveraged in different ways to provide real value to building operators.
Track
Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
Time
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

Learn how the Cedarburg School District (CSD) developed their Long-Range Master Plan (LRMP) to identify and confirm teaching and learning needs to achieve CSD’s vision: to be a premier school district in the country, now and in 5, 10 and 25 years. The LRMP process included a multi-faceted approach to assess the conditions of all the CSD buildings and educational programming to ensure the facilities aligned with current and future curricula. As the youngest CSD students will graduate into the job market of 2031 and beyond, it was imperative to listen to teachers, parents, students, alumni and community to understand their perspectives and thoughts on the evolution of teaching and learning, and how physical learning spaces influence curriculum goals. Our team will share with you the end-product of months of research, community input and strategic planning… all boiled down into a 29-page LRMP that the District’s leadership and community will use as their guide for years to come.
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Auxiliary Services
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10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

This is a year of great change for school finance data in Wisconsin! We are finishing the 2018-19 cycle for ESSA School Level Reporting and beginning our 2019-20 cycle. Colleagues at DPI and in the field are preparing for the June 2020 release of actual school level numbers 2018-19 Vendors and test districts are piloting the WISEdata Finance reporting system. Get the latest updates on these two major initiatives.
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Auxiliary Services
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10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10:10 AM

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11:10 AM - 11:20 AM
11:10 AM

In this session we will cover all aspects of capital planning from the development of a five or ten year plan for major maintenance, energy, security, etc. to planning of new schools or additions. Your presenters will discuss how to prioritize projects as well as identifying funding sources, managing tax impact, and understanding debt retirement schedules. They will also discuss formulating a communication plan to present your plan to the Superintendent, School Board and general public. Finally, they will cover potential resources to help you in the overall capital planning process.
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WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
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11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

WEA Trust has had proven success implementing virtual on-site clinics. A key advantage to the virtual clinic model is that it allows members to access both acute urgent care and behavioral health appointments at a location that is comfortable and convenient for them. Join our session to learn more about this new model of healthcare- providing school districts with a high quality resource and a compelling employee benefit, all at a more affordable price than onsite clinics.
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Human Resources
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11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

Every Federal grant within the WISEgrants web portal has been designed to help the subrecipient meet both the allowable costs requirements under each Federal program and the Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements. This session will walk the audience through how the budgets have been designed in WISEgrants to be consistent with WUFAR financial reporting and include examples of specific costs and how they are reported.
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New Administrator/Year of Success
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11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

Regardless of politics this book provides a fascinating examination of the Wisconsin political scenes over the past 10 years. This book is a great example of the way rigorous, long-form journalism can help understand developments that neither the regular news cycle nor academic research gets to. "The Fall of Wisconsin" is not just deeply researched and reported but also beautifully written, with a powerful personal touch. As it weaves together a broad range of stories going all the way from the nineteenth century to the present.
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Leadership
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11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

Safety and security are priority elements which have been identified in the Long Range Master Plan for the Cedarburg School District. The recent referendum approval has allowed for district-wide safety and security improvements. This presentation will address the importance of identifying, analyzing and designing: • Site improvements to support security --- Site hardening while softening --- Natural light without compromising safety • Sight lines, sequence of entry buzzers and secure spaces --- Process of identifying one main entrance per school --- Multiple lines of sight and/or cameras to check-in visitors --- Options to sequence multiple check in points --- Lockdown segregation during school and during evening events • Strategic planning with first responders --- Active safety committee --- 360 degree safety assessment --- Community safety protocols integration
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Facilities Manager Certification Continuing Education
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11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

Recently, the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued their statement #84 regarding fiduciary funds. In WUFAR these include Fund 60 and the 70 funds. Find out what GASB 84 is, how WUFAR will be changing, and what this means for your district.
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Auxiliary Services
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11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

Distracted Driving has become an epidemic in our country. Tom Goeltz is the Vice President, Risk Management Services with Hays Companies and will talk about his personal experience of losing his daughter Megan due to a distracted driver. His presentation will focus on: 1.) Raising awareness through education, making Distracted Driving Socially Unacceptable; 2.) Learning the dangers associated with any use of the cell phone or electronic devices while you drive; 3.) The need for increased law enforcement efforts & stronger legislation on distracted driving in all states.
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Auxiliary Services
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11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

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12:20 PM - 12:50 PM
12:20 PM

How is the start of your new position and the school year going for you? As you venture into new territories you are not alone. This is a great time to check in, ask questions and learn from your peers.
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New Administrator/Year of Success
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12:20 PM - 12:50 PM
12:20 PM

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