Reopening Safe & Healthy Wis. School Facilities Conference

Reopening Safe & Healthy Wis. School Facilities Conference
Professional Development to Prepare School Facilities Officials to Re-Open Wisconsin Schools this August.

With school districts preparing to reopen in September, there is a critical need to provide our facility leaders with timely and useful COVID-19 mitigation strategies.  WASBO’s “Reopening Safe and Healthy Wisconsin School Facilities” conference is intended to address that need.  We are offering this conference with both in-person and virtual attendance options.  In offering in-person attendance, we are fully committed to providing attendees with a safe and healthy learning environment.

To minimize the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus, and to respect the health needs of all participants, specific COVID-19 safeguards will be required. These safeguards include a temperature check upon arrival at the conference, wearing a mask throughout the day, physical distancing, use of hand sanitizer, and other precautions.  In addition, the conference venue itself will have many mitigation practices in place.  We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

WASBO’s four custodial conferences were canceled this summer due to concerns of COVID-19. As an alternative WASBO’s facility leaders wanted to provide and assist school districts in preparing to open schools in the fall. Join us in person or online on July 15, 2020 to ensure you are equipped to open safe and healthy schools! Attendees can choose to attend the conference either in-person or virtually. All sessions will be recorded and provided to attendees after the conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available!


Session topics include:
  • HVAC Systems
  • Transportation Challenges
  • Sanitizers and Cleaning Products
  • Communication Plans
  • Physical Distancing
  • Clean Water
  • Lessons Learned from Summer School
  • Mitigating Risks



As WASBO begins preparing for in-person conferences, providing attendees with a safe and healthy learning environment is our top priority.  To do this well, all participants must follow the safeguards necessary for minimizing transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The safeguards include the following:

Before the Event:

Prepare to attend by monitoring your fever and symptoms before the conference.

Stay home if you have a fever or other symptoms.

Stay home if you have a family member with COVID-19 and follow CDC recommended precautions.

During the Event: 

Have your temperature checked upon arrival to the conference.

Wear a mask during the conference. A mask is required and will be provided if you do not have one.

Practice physical distancing as required.

Follow the CDC’s handwashing guidance.

Follow the CDC’s sneezing and coughing guidance.

After the Event:

Monitor your temperature and symptoms to keep yourself and others safe.

If you are uncomfortable with these safeguards, you should not attend in-person. WASBO has created an opportunity to participate virtually.

To learn more about how the Kalahari is making changes to keep their guests safe, please visit:

The July 15 conference will provide school leaders with critical information needed to reopen the schools safely this fall. We are confident that WASBO members can safely conduct an in-person conference with comprehensive COVID-19 safeguards in place and practiced by all who attend.  


 Additional Information


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Written and oral information provided at this conference is obtained from a variety of sources. Neither WASBO nor any of its members or representatives accept liability for the contents or use of information presented at this conference.

7/15/2020 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Standard Time
Kalahari Convention Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


Wednesday, 15 July 2020

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7/15/2020 7:00 AM
An overview of the political and financial challenges relating to the 2020-21 School Year.
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
7/15/2020 7:45 AM
So much is unknown about COVID-19. There are actions we can take to mitigate the risks for our school districts. Hear from two experts who will get us thinking of how to lessen the exposure to these risks.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7/15/2020 8:30 AM
Many of our buildings have been closed since mid March. As we prepare for students and staff to return to our schools in the fall, how should I prepare my systems and test for appropriate IAQ?
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
7/15/2020 9:00 AM
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
7/15/2020 9:50 AM
Preparing for social distancing in all areas of the school building will provide a challenge for districts. Hear from your presenters the measures they are taking to protect their students and staff.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
7/15/2020 10:00 AM
School districts are working to determine how they can get students to school while being safe. Social distancing may not be an option. Attend this session to hear how transportation experts are working addressing
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
7/15/2020 10:50 AM
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
7/15/2020 11:20 AM
Like our indoor air, our water has also not been in use. How can we prepare our water pipes to guard against poor water conditions and Legionaires.
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM
7/15/2020 12:20 PM
There are so Many Options for Hand Sanitizers; Which One Should I Be Using? Recommendations from the CDC indicate regular handwashing mitigates transfering COVID-19. As students return to school hand washing may not always be practical. School districts have been overloaded with options for the best hand sanitizers. Hear from your peers on the steps they are taking to provide the appropriate hand sanitizer for their schools.
12:50 PM - 1:35 PM
7/15/2020 12:50 PM
How will you address visitors to your buildings this fall? There will be contractors/sub contractors entering your buildings. Will you allow community use of your buildings?
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
7/15/2020 1:35 PM
2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
7/15/2020 2:05 PM
As the school facilities expert in your district, you will want to be prepared to communicate to staff, teachers, students, administrators and the board on the myriad of questions and your recommendations to keep everyone safe and healthy during this pandemic.
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
7/15/2020 2:15 PM
Our presenters will share takeaways from their summer school experience and how they addressed the learning environment in light of all the responsiblities that come with COVID-19.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7/15/2020 3:00 PM
7/15/2020 3:30 PM

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