WASBO Foundation Spring Conference

Conference Schedule at a Glance

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
8-9 AM
Scholarship Golf Outing Registration - Trappers Turn Golf Club (Additional Registration Required)
9:30 AM
Scholarship Golf Outing Shotgun Start
10:30 AM
Scholarship Bike Ride (Additional Registration Required)
3-7 PM
Conference Registration
4:30-6:30 PM
Blast Off Welcome Reception
   
Thursday, May 16,  2024
7 AM-4:30 PM
Conference Registration
7:30-8:30 AM

Breakfast

  • Facilities Manager Core Certification, CSRM and Zastrow Leadership Academy Certificate Recognition
8:15-9:15 AM
General Session: Conference Welcome & Award Recognition
9:40-10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Core Module 1: Building a High Performing Team
  • Strain Surveys "The Painful Truth"
  • Summer at a Glance (DPI Reporting)
  • Engagement & Well-Being: A Critical Investment in Yourself & Others!
  • 400 Years? Communicating About the State Budget: From Revenue Limits and State Aid to Property Taxes and Referendums
  • Leadership Theories in Action
  • What CESA Can Do For Your Business Services and Operations
10:30-10:40 AM
 Morning Break - Exhibit Hall Open
10:40-11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Core Module 1: Custodial Supervision & Evaluation
  • 2023 WASBO Recovery of the Year: The Restoration of Bay Lane Elementary
  • DPI Current Updates, Reminders and Reporting Requirements
  • 2024-25 Compensation Trends
  • SAA Legislative Update
  • Demystifying Your Budget in a Post-ESSER and 2023-25 Biennial Budget Era
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dedicated Exhibit Time
12:30-1:10 PM
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:10-2 pm

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Core Module 1: Performing Custodial Staffing Levels & Assessments
  • Put More Money Into the General Fund with Energy Data
  • Fiscal Audit: What You Need to Know for Your Upcoming Audit
  • Self-Funded Insurance and the Accounting Aspect
  • State of School Finance: 2024 Edition
  • AI for the Business Office
2-2:20 PM
 Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:20-3:10 PM

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Core Module 1: Product & Equipment Selection
  • Exterior Planning - An Engineering Perspective
  • School Transportation Management & Reporting
  • Roundtable on Self-Funded Insurance
  • GASB Crosswalk to the Financials
  • Cyber Security
3:10-3:30 PM
 Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30-4:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Core Module 2: Energy Accounting & Education
  • Standardizing Furniture
  • Preparing for Fiscal Year End: Start Now!
  • Creative Solutions to Fill a Teacher Shortage
  • Declining Enrollment: The Impact on Schools and How the State and Districts Can Respond
  • Reel Teams - What Genre is Your Team?
4:20-5:30 PM
Raffle & Auction Winners Posted in Exhibit Hall
5:30-6:15 PM
 Bus Pick-Up to Wizard Quest - Meet at New Convention Center Entrance
6-10 PM
Quest for Networking Reception
(Additional Registration Required)
Friday, May 17, 2024
7:30-8:30 AM
 Breakfast
8-8:30 AM

General Session: Business Meeting

  • Award Recognition - Facilities Manager of the Year, Business Services Award and Safety, Security & Wellness Award
  • WASBO Board of Directors Election Results
8:30-9:30 AM
General Session:
Keynote: Putting a Man on the Moon - Col. Arthur Athens
9:30-9:40 AM
 Morning Break
9:40-10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Core Module 2: Understanding HVAC
  • Seeing Red Can Save You Green: Infrared Thermography
  • Intro to OPEB Requirements and Fund 73 Accounting
  • Budget Communication and Transparency
  • Tell Me About the Wally Zastrow Leadership Academy
  • Navigating MOE in the Budget Cycle
  • Small School District Success
10:30-10:40 AM
 Morning Break
10:40-11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Core Module 2: Electrical Systems: Lighting
  • New Facilities Directors: First Year in Review
  • Debt Service Management 102
  • ESSER Updates, Closeout and Future Planning
  • What's Next for Wise Finance and WISFIP?
  • Long Term Financial Planning
  • Follow the Money: Publicly Funded School Options
11:30-11:40 AM
 Morning Break
11:40 AM-12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Core Module 2: Life Safety & Building Codes
  • Right-Sizing/Down-Sizing
  • Tying It All Together: Year of Success Wrap Up
  • Preparing for a Successful First Day of School - Transportation
  • Legal Update
12:30-1 PM
Grab n' Go Lunch