8:00am - 9:00am
Outsourcing: Legal Issues to Know
Looking to outsource? Come and learn what issues you need to be aware of when outsourcing district services such as transportation and food service. View session presentation HERE.
Legislative Update from the School Management Alliance
Hear from the School Management Alliance about bills being considered in Springfield which will impact school districts. View session presentation HERE.
Bidding Processes & Procedures: Best Practices in a Changing Environment
Public school bidding requirements have remained constant over the years, but recent efforts have sought to provide greater flexibility when awarding contracts. Come examine the current state of the law and gain creative alternatives that will allow you to best meet your district's needs. View session presentation HERE.
Dealing with Supply Chain Issues & Frustrations
Seemining every day school districts are experiencing new supply chain issues, whether it is food for the cafeteria or construction supplies in the middle of a capital project. Join a panel of experts as they discuss how to best avoid the pitfalls of supply chain issues and how to alleviate the frustrations of these shortages. View session presentation HERE.
Cybersecurity Insurance & Technology Basics: Part One
Join an interactive session to review the essentials of cybersecurity from a CTO and insurance carrier perspective. Discuss required technology, insurance options and trends and real examples of how districts are navigating this critical area. Make sure your district is prepared and protected! View session presentation HERE.
Back to the Future: Maintaining Healthy Schools Beyond COVID-19
Build on the best practices we've learned through the pandemic to create learning environments that promote student and staff well-being through indoor air quality, acoustics, lighting, movement and cognitive functioning. View session presentation HERE.
Fund Balance Responsibility
What considerations should be accounted for when creating the district's fund balance? Join a discussion with experienced professionals on fund balance responsibility. View session presentation HERE.
9:10am - 10:10am
Washington's Impact on the Municipal Bond Market
Learn about how the municipal bond market has been impacted by the numerous bills that Congress has contemplated over the last several months. View session presentation HERE.
Essentials of Effective Facility and Risk Management
Save your facility valuable downtime by identifying opportunities to restore properties back to their original condition rather than financing a costly tear-out. Learn essentials such as why documentation is so important, the difference between clean, grey and black water, understanding when to replace carpet and how to stop mold before it starts. View session presentation HERE.
Investigating an employee? Learn the ins and outs of employee investigation and gain tips to best handle investigations within your school district. View session presentation HERE.
LGBTQ+ Case Law & Current Issues
Hear from a practicing administrator and his attorney about the district's LGBTQ+ case and how the judge ruled. Learn about new LGBTQ+ issues and cases at the forefront. Learn what you need to know when handling cases in your district.
Challenges in Implementing Legislation
Join an interactive session to discuss the challenges and workarounds in living with new laws. View session presentation HERE.
Cybersecurity Insurance & Technology Basics: Part Two
Join two CTOs as they discuss what business managers need to know about cybersecurity best practices and procedures to help minimize risk to their school and district operations. View session presentation HERE.
As a result of the challenges over the past few years, districts will need to focus on several key areas of accounting and financial reporting in 2022. Hear GASB experts discuss the impacts on districts in 2022 and provide recommendations for implementation for future relevant standards. View session presentation HERE and Excel file HERE.
Issues Impacting the Financing Market
Get a detailed review of current market conditions, financing and refinancing strategies and other opportunities for districts in the current market. Hear about refunding Build America bonds and other issues relevant to refundings or project financings in the short term. View session presentation HERE.
Understanding Your Audience
Want to help improve the teamwork and productivity in your workplace? Join a discussion on how to communicate effectively with different personality types. View session presentation HERE.
10:20am - 11:20am
Managing the Design & Construction Supply Chain
With the changing world of supply chain issues, get an update on the current status and techniques to manage the supply chain in design and construction projects. View session presentation HERE.
Returning from Remote: Revelations on Working in a New Environment
Being back to work in person has brought new revelations. Did we undervalue our personal lives pre-pandemic? Did we take for granted the spontaneous interactions in the office? How has this impacted your staff and the relationships you have with them? Come learn from our panel how to be an effective leader and manage work and life balance in the new environment we now live in.
Contracts and Conflicts: How Did We Get Here & Where are We Going?
The pandemic has impacted society in more ways than just healthcare. Gain strategies to address issues and best practices for protecting against future challenges that impact school districts. View session presentation HERE.
Breaking the Mold: Communicating Value, Not Cost in Building Programs
Twenty years after a major building program that went bad, CHSD 99 sought a different approach to redefine success. Learn how the district delivered enhanced value for all stakeholders and communicated that success during a three-year building program that delivered more scope than promised to voters. View session presentation HERE.
Accounting for Construction Projects
Learn the ins and outs for every step of your construction projects from planning to accounting and reporting. View session presentation HERE.
Lessons Learned from Construction Projects
Do you know what to watch for when executing a construction project? Gain some insights from an architect, construction manager, business managers as well as a legal perspective. View session presentation HERE.
After the Bonds are Issued: Now What?
A school district's responsibility to record-keep and report financials extends beyond closing a bond issue. Come learn exactly what you need to do to comply with the relevant state tax and securities laws. View session presentation HERE.
The Road to Green: Reconciling Limited Resources with Sustainable Objectives
Create your roadmap to achieve your energy conservation goals utilizing newly funded energy incentives for K-12 schools, from solar to electric vehicles. View session presentation HERE.
1:30pm - 2:30pm
MOE Money, MOE Problems!
Gain ideas and tools to prepare for and respond to MOE reporting and compliance issues. View session presentation HERE.
The Future of Energy
Representatives from two IASBO created energy consortiums will discuss how they will approach developing energy purchasing options and solar projects for member districts and their vision to be working together in FY23. View session presentation HERE.
Recruiting, Retaining & Sustaining Your Staff
School districts in Illinois, particularly those in Southern, Central and Western Illinois, have been faced with many daunting staffing issues these past two years, and the next several promise more of the same. A panel of school leaders will share their efforts to recruit, retain and sustain staff in these unprecedented times. Come ready to share your ideas to build an idea bank of staffing strategies for this year and beyond. View session presentation HERE.
Rolling With the Punches
Do you have punches coming at you from every direction? Board meetings getting negative? Social media becoming overwhelming? Caught in a political battle that you can't win? Bring your issues to discuss with our expert panel and see how they would handle, or are handling, these situations.