2015 Education Summit & Expo

Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity

June 7-10, 2015, Saratoga Springs, NY

Download the Preliminary Program (PDF)

An Invitation

Highlights

Evening Events

Schedule

SBO Academy

Awards and Scholarships

Event/Meal Prices/Registration Rates

Hotel Accommodations

Exhibitor Info

List of Attendees

Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors!

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Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/es15-jim.jpgAn invitation from Jim Fregelette, NYSASBO President-Elect, Education Summit & Expo Committee Board Liaison

Events of the past few years have forced school business officials to reevaluate how we conduct our operations and provide education. We no longer can afford to conduct “business as usual,” but that is not a bad thing. These changes are giving us the opportunity to look for different and better ways to do things and embrace new opportunities.

The Conference theme this year, Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity, is challenging school business officials to acknowledge and understand the changes in public education in New York State. Change is being brought about by education reform, technology updates, poor economic times, state mandates, and tax cap regulations. It is our responsibility to not necessarily accept these changes, but to acknowledge that they are real and that it is our responsibility to find solutions to overcome the challenges that the changes are creating for us.

The programs in this conference are designed to provide awareness and understanding of the changes, and to give you the tools and knowledge to start overcoming these challenges and make your job easier.

This conference will give you:

  • The opportunity to hear practical actionable advice and guidance from leaders and peers in our field.
  • A chance to network and share ideas with some of the brightest and best people within the school business profession.
  • A showcase of the latest ideas that are making schools successful.

We encourage you to rise to the challenges that we are facing.

I look forward to seeing you in Saratoga.

 


NEW! Education Summit Scholarship Fund

NYSASBO has created a new Education Summit Scholarship Fund to give new School Business Officials (or active/institutional/SBO staff members who have not attended the conference in the past three years) the opportunity to attend the conference. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration and hotel.

The reason for this new Scholarship Fund is to address the main reason that school business office staff cannot attend the Education Summit and Expo. Recipients will also be invited to attend the Past Presidents' Reception on Sunday, June 7 at 4pm to mix and mingle with other recipients, fund sponsors, and the association's leaders.

We thank the supporters of the Education Summit Scholarship Fund for allowing us to offer 22 scholarships in 2015, with the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR) and Utica National Insurance Group sponsoring seven attendees each, Finance Manager, sponsoring five, The Omni Group, sponsoring two, The NYBEST Agency managed by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Nawrocki Smith LLP, Benetech, and NBT Bank, N.A. for their support as well.

If you are interested in applying for the Education Summit Scholarship, please fill out the application form and tell us why you have not attended in the past and why you wish to attend this year.

Selections for these scholarships will be made by May 1, 2015. Application Deadline extended to April 15, 2015. 

 

The Expo

During the Education Summit & Expo, be sure to visit the over 140 exhibitors and learn more about the products and services available to New York State’s school districts. The trade show will be open on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The tradeshow officially begins on Monday, June 8 at 1:15 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Take advantage of programming downtime to visit our exhibitors.

Exhibit Hours

Monday, June 8, 2015 | 1:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Networking Receptions

Leadership Reception

Monday, June 8, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Meet and mingle with colleagues and members of NYSASBO’s Board of Directors, committee chairs, and chapter officers at this reception on Monday, June 8 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by J.P. Morgan.

  

Featured Meals

Keynote Breakfast with Dr. John Draper "Crucial Conversations About America’s Public Schools" 

Monday, June 8, 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

For decades elected officials, business leaders, the general public, parents, and even school employees have been fed a steady diet of warnings about “declining schools”. In this presentation, Dr. John Draper steps back from the rhetoric and looks at the reality of what is really happening across America. He identifies some of the Talk, the Truth, and the Crucial Conversations that refute the urban myth of failing public schools. 

Teachers, support personnel, and communities look to school leaders to provide information and direction for the conversations to improve public schools. What is the truth concerning drop-outs, achievement gap, pay-for-performance, charter schools, SAT scores, and international testing? This presentation will teach educators the TLC formula that will make them more effective with every audience.

In addition, Dr. Draper challenges all educators to commit to the Four Fundamentals of Public School Success:

  1. Be positive—times are hard, but we are doing the most important work of our nation. Negativity brings us all down—stop complaining!
  2. Never criticize any fellow educator in public—doing so only provides false credibility to those who would undermine our schools.
  3. Share one positive story each week—miracles happen every day in public schools. Stories convince without confrontation.
  4. Honestly evaluate yourself each week and, if necessary, re-commit to sharing one positive story each week. Together we can change the way a community feels about our public schools.

The power point presentation will also be available to all attendees for personal use and adaptation with their own communities and stakeholders.

John Draper has energized audiences of educators, school leaders and community members in over 40 states. His presentations are marked by thoughtful analysis, engaging narrative and a refreshing passion for the mission of public schools. He makes research fun!

As the CEO of the Educational Research Service in Washington, DC, Dr. Draper spawned conversations among school leaders nationwide on engaging staff and communities in active support of our schools. His presentations are known for getting to the root of the research and translating it into focused, proactive leadership practices. He is now a nation-wide consultant working with the National School Public Relations Association to expand support for public schools. NSPRA is a membership organization dedicated to helping educational leaders build community support for schools and school districts.

Keynote Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Awards Luncheon

Monday, June 8, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Awards and scholarships will be presented at this lunch. Please come and support the recipients of these awards as NYSASBO acknowledges their achievements. Click here for information about Awards and Scholarships. Applications/nominations are due April 1, 2015. Sponsored by Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions LLC, an Independent Health Company.

 

 

Other Conference Features

Brown & Brown of New York, Inc. d/b/a Fitzharris & Company 5K Walk in the Park

Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Brown & Brown of New York, Inc. d/b/a Fitzharris & Company will sponsor the walk in support of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America by donating $500 plus an additional $1 (up to $500) per participant to CCFA. Tee shirts will be provided, and a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a NYSASBO attendee/participant that morning for a student in their school district.

 

Coffee and Dessert Social in Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, June 9, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Following lunch on Tuesday, join your fellow conference attendees in the Exhibit Hall to conclude the Expo with great networking time for coffee and dessert. Sponsored by Emblem Health.

 

SBO Leadership Academy

A session is being offered as part of the SBO Leadership Academy in conjunction with the start of the Education Summit on June 6-7, 2015 at the Saratoga Hilton. For more information on the full SBO Leadership Academy program, click here!

 

 


Sunday, June 7, 2015 | Evening at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway

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A business casual reception and buffet dinner will be held at Fortunes Restaurant at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway. After dinner, the event will move to the Vapor Night Club (inside the casino) for dancing and music provided by Grand Central Station. Additionally, all dinner attendees may go to the Players Club with a valid ID to receive $10 of free play in the casino. The dinner tickets, at a cost of $50 per person, must be purchased in advance to guarantee admittance (included in the registration packages). The evening's reception and entertainment are sponsored by The Omni Group.

 

Monday, June 8, 2015 | Dine-Around

Back again, we will be holding the popular Dine-Around Saratoga Springs. Registrants will receive a $20 Dine-Around Coupon to use at any of the participating restaurants throughout downtown Saratoga. Participating restaurants include the Olde Bryan Inn, Gaffney’s Restaurant, The Springs, Wheatfields, Forno Bistro, Mouzon House, and the Parting Glass. Gratuities as well as any cost beyond the dollar amount of the coupon will be the responsibility of the bearer. No change for unused balance on coupons allowed.

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Inaugural Celebration Dinner at the Hall of Springs

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A semi-formal reception and sit-down dinner will be held at the Hall of Springs for the last evening of the Summit. This evening will host the induction of our incoming Board of Directors. The Saratoga Springs High School Concert Jazz Band will perform under the direction of Milton Lee, Music Dept. Head following dinner. Dinner tickets, at a cost of $50 per person, must be purchased in advance to guarantee admittance (included in the registration packages). The evening is sponsored by Finance Manager.

 

Transportation to and from our evening events is being sponsored once again by Leonard Bus Sales, Inc.

 

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(schedule and sessions/details subject to change)

Available Credits

CPE Credits = CPE Credits Continuing Education Credit = 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC)

Continuing Education Credit = .75 CEC Continuing Education Credit = 1.5 CEC

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Attendee Registration
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 1
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

1A - Managing a Capital Project From Voter Approval Through Construction - Part 1 Continuing Education Credit CPE Credits
This workshop will cover the steps in the capital project process from voter approval through construction: budget development, aidability, design development process, construction document process, SED review, bid and award of contracts, financing plan and obtaining financing, managing construction, certified payrolls, project close-out, final building project report, post-issuance compliance and the IRS.
Presented by: Gary Herbert, Construction Manager, Lend Lease Construction; James King, Partner in Charge, King & King Architects LLP; Joseph Shields, General Counsel, Ferrara, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett & Reitz PC; William Marquardt, Bond Counsel, Trespasz & Marquardt, LLP; Mike Shusda, Financial Advisor, Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Inc.; Christine Crowley, Financial Advisor, Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Inc.

1B – Part A -Cost Saving and Negotiations Strategies at the Bargaining Table (12:30 PM - 1:15 PM) Continuing Education Credit
In the era of a Property Tax Cap, State Aid cuts, and new academic standards, an effective approach to collective bargaining is critical to the financial health of your school district. This session will focus on cost saving strategies and negotiation techniques to present the district’s economic position at the bargaining table.
Presented by: Rachel M. Rissetto, Director of Labor Relations, Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington BOCES and Capital Region BOCES

1B – Part B - Benefits: Trends, Strategies & Cost Containment (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM) Continuing Education Credit
This session will identify benefits trends and concepts for districts to consider when developing a strategic benefits plan. The session will identify real world examples and discuss how they were put into action. In today’s benefits world cost containment is a necessity. Presenters will uncover hidden expenses and fees; and discuss ways to avoid them.
Presented by: Michael Grinnell, Vice President, CPI-HR; Kirsten Tudman, Vice President, CPI-HR

Session 2
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

2A - Managing a Capital Project From Voter Approval Through Construction - Part 2 Continuing Education Credit CPE Credits
Part 1 continued...
Presented by: Gary Herbert, Construction Manager, Lend Lease Construction; James King, Partner in Charge, King & King Architects LLP; Joseph Shields, General Counsel, Ferrara, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett & Reitz PC; William Marquardt, Bond Counsel, Trespasz & Marquardt, LLP; Mike Shusda, Financial Advisor, Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Inc.; Christine Crowley, Financial Advisor, Fiscal Advisors & Marketing, Inc.

2B - Nonresident Student Issues Continuing Education Credit
This session is designed to enhance your understanding of issues surrounding educating nonresident students. The session will provide an overview of the educational and financial responsibilities as well as recommendations for tracking, reporting and billing for nonresident students.
Presented by: Jay O'Connor, Assistant Director, State Aid & Financial Planning Service, Questar III BOCES; Adam Hotaling, Senior Specialist, QUESTAR III BOCES

Session 3
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

3A - Economic Forecast Continuing Education Credit
The US economy has done well and the Fed is dropping hints about wanting to start normalizing its interest rate policies. It is being very patient because there are no signs of building inflation pressures. A key question remains how much more growth is needed to return the US labor market to full employment. The economy is expected to grow faster in 2015 helped by the drop in oil prices. New energy developments will restrain some sectors but support many more.
Presented by: Jim Glassman, Chief Economist, J.P. Morgan

3B - Smart Schools Bond Act Continuing Education Credit
This session will provide attendees with the latest available information regarding the implementation of the Smart Schools Bond Act, including guidelines for project eligibility and the application process.
Presented by: Carl Thurnau, Coordinator, NYSED, Facilities Planning

Past Presidents' Reception
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
By invitation only.

Evening at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
See description above.
Reception and Entertainment Sponsored by The Omni Group.

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Keynote Breakfast with Dr. John Draper
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Crucial Conversations About America’s Public Schools 
Public Schools are better than ever--so why the national negativity? What is fueling it? Can we change it? The answer is yes--and the causes of the discontent will surprise you. It's not your fault . . . but it is your problem. Dr. Draper has presented in over 40 states this simple 3-step method for leaders to effectively change the way a community feels about her public schools. If you don't feed the teachers, they'll eat the students!

Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Session 4
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

4A - Legal Update Continuing Education Credit
Kathy Ahearn, Counsel to NYSASBO, will provide the annual legal update, covering recent decisions from the courts, the Commissioner of Education, PERB, and hearing officers, together with a review of changes in statute and regulation.
Presented by: Kathy Ahearn, Partner, Guercio & Guercio

4B - New York State Student Information Repository System (SIRS) for School Business Administrators Continuing Education Credit
In this section, attendees will learn about the NYS State Student Information Repository System (SIRS). Specifically, the session will discuss when & how SIRS data flows through the different levels of the NYS Data Warehouse. The presentation will illustrate the data in the SIRS L2RPT Data Warehouse reports that is subsequently used in the State Aid 3-Year BEDS Day Enrollment Summary report available on the Information & Reporting Services (IRS) Portal. Additionally, the presentation will help School Business Administrators understand the relationship between the SIRS Data Warehouse Reporting and the enrollment used for State Aid purposes.
Presented by: Angie Russell, Data Administrator, CNY Regional Information Center; Tina Boots, District Data Coordinator, CNY Regional Information Center; Bruce Jesiolowski, Associate in School Business Management, State Aid, NYSED; Ellen Martin, Office of Information and Reporting Services, NYSED

Session 5
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

5A - Accounting Updates Continuing Education Credit CPE Credits
This session will focus on the most recent changes in Accounting and Auditing Standards, as well as, any new OSC Accounting Bulletins. It will also cover how to be preprared for your external audits and OSC audits.
Presented by: Marianne Van Duyne, CPA, Partner, R.S. Abrams and Co, LLP; Alexandria Battaglia, CPA, Partner, R.S. Abrams and Co, LLP

5B - Enrollment Forecasting Continuing Education Credit
This session will provide an overview of enrollment forecasting, highlighting factors to consider when projecting enrollment such as historical enrollment trends, birth rates and housing activity in your school community. Warren Brown, Director of Cornell University’s Program on Applied Demographics, will examine the impact of demographic trends on school enrollments in New York State. A picture of demographic change—past and future—will be presented for New York’s major regions and urban, suburban, and rural areas. Dan Harp, an Assistant Planner with the Capital District Regional Planning Commission, will discuss the methodology of school enrollment projections as well as the patterns and trends of school enrollment in the Capital Region. This discussion will provide insights for audience members interested in the process of projecting enrollment and how enrollment has fluctuated through the Capital Region.
Presented by: Dan Harp, Assistant Planner, Capital District Regional Planning Commission; Dr. Warren Brown, Senior Research Associate, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research

Awards Luncheon
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Awards and scholarships will be presented at this lunch. Please come and support the recipients of these awards as NYSASBO acknowledges their achievements. Click here for information about Awards and Scholarships. Applications/nominations are due April 1, 2015. Sponsored by Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions LLC, an Independent Health Company.

EXPO
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony / Expo Opening
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Session 6
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

6A - Multi-year School Budget Forecasting and Educational ROI
This presentation will review the key components that dominate year-over-year changes in school budgets. Trends in labor costs, retirement breakage, health care, energy, and pension costs are reviewed and suggested forecasts are provided. The model will explore what increases are required in state aid to provide a balanced budget where levy increases are constrained by the tax cap limit.
The five-year budget model will be used to illustrate the long range impact of deficit spending and strategies for ending unsustainable uses of fund balance. Finally, the presentation will review educational research on the cost-benefit analysis of various educational programs and link this work to strategic budgeting and reserve use.

Presented by: Dr. Bruce Capron, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations, Honeoye Falls - Lima CSD

6B - Grants Administrative Changes Under the New EDGAR Continuing Education Credit
On December 26, 2014 the new Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) went into effect and will apply to all state-administered programs starting on July 1, 2015 (and immediately to direct grants). The new rules substantially alter the existing rules of federal grants administration. This presentation provides an overview of the new EDGAR rules including: time and effort, procurement, audit resolution, financial management, allowability and pass through agency responsibilities. The session is a summary of the areas of significant change and is designed to alert grants managers as to areas where they will need in-depth analysis.
Presented by: Tiffany R. Winters, Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

EXPO Break
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 7
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

7A - Moody’s Credit Rating Process and Outlook for Schools Continuing Education Credit
Learn what factors Moody’s Investors Service uses to evaluate your school district’s credit worthiness. Included in this presentation: an overview of the new General Obligation (GO) Methodology and Scorecard along with a brief update on the sector and regional economy.
Presented by: Tiphany Lee-Allen, Co-lead Analyst , Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc; Robert Weber, VP & Senior Analyst, Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc

7B - Using Data to Drive Decisions Continuing Education Credit
This presentation will focus on how the school business official can use data available to them to develop financial strategies, increase operational efficiencies, find new resources, and support the district’s decision-making process. Real life examples of how data has been used to assist today’s business officials will be shared using programs such as Forecast 5 Analytics.
Presented by: Jim Fregelette, Executive Director of Finance and Information Systems, Erie 1 BOCES; Dr. Jennifer Bolton-Carls, Deputy Superintendent, Otsego Northern Catskill BOCES; Scott Smith, National Sales Director, Forecast 5 Analytics

Leadership Reception
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meet and mingle with colleagues and members of NYSASBO’s Board of Directors, committee chairs, and chapter officers. The event is sponsored by J.P. Morgan.

Dine Around Saratoga
7:00 PM
See details above.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Brown & Brown of New York, Inc. d/b/a Fitzharris & Company 5K Walk in the Park
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

p-Card Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

School District Credit Cards: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Rewards Continuing Education Credit 
Are you considering using credit cards in your district? Do you already use credit cards in your district? Whether you have been using credit cards for 10 years, or haven't even applied for one, you need to be aware of the risks and rewards for your district. Topics discussed will be: what to look for in a program, getting stakeholders on board, developing policy for use and misuse, day to day management, trends in fraud and tips and tools to protect your district from becoming a victim.
During this session you can also learn more about how you can make money on products and services you're already paying for in your district with the NYSASBO Payment (p-Card) program. 
Presented by: Holly Wallace, Member Relations Specialist, Illinois ASBO

EXPO
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Session 8
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

8A - Best Practices in Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention Continuing Education Credit CPE Credits
How the internal controls in your school district and what are is the risk for fraud? Hear about real fraud occurrences in school districts and how sound internal controls may have prevented them. The session will also provide you with some best practices in internal controls and fraud prevention.
Presented by: Lauren Agunzo, Partner, Nawrocki Smith CPA’s & Business Consultants, Darin Iacobelli, Partner, Nawrocki Smith CPA’s & Business Consultants

8B - Finance and Student Achievement Continuing Education Credit
This panel features collaboration of the school board, business official and instructional leaders to develop a five-year financial plan on how the school district will improve student achievement. The panel will display a model of financial management to improve student achievement in the area of STEM education that other school districts can adopt and apply to a variety of program areas.
Presented by: Kurt Jaeger, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Saratoga Springs City School District; Deborah Cunningham, Director of Education & Research, NYSASBO; Frank Polumbo, Former School Board Member of Saratoga Springs City School District; Douglas Silvernell, Assistant Superintendent, Saratoga City School District

EXPO Break
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Lunch with Speaker
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Chuck Szuberla, Acting P12 Deputy Commissioner, NYSED will be joining us for lunch. Sponsored by Utica National Insurance Group.

Coffee & Dessert Social in Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sponsored by Emblem Health

Session 9
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

9A - Affordable Care Act Continuing Education Credit
All the latest updates on the Afforable Care Act and how it effects school districts and BOCES. Review of record keeping requirements and the latest news on reporting! Who does it? When's it due? Plus all the new information surrounding implementation!
Presented by: Patrick Cowburn, Vice President, KBM Management, Inc

9B - Best Practices in Building Consolidation Continuing Education Credit

The consolidation of school districts, closing of school buildings, and the reconfiguration of grade levels within school buildings in an effort to reduce cost and improve or maintain instructional programs can be a huge success or a failure. The success of the project can depend on what the district or districts are trying to accomplish, how the project is planned, how it is communicated to the staff and community, and how it is implemented. This presentation will focus on the process that the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD followed to close three schools and reconfigure grade levels in an effort to reduce expenses and maintain excellent instructional program. The presentation will show how services and tools provided by DecisionInsite can be used to analyze available options, provide important and clear information, and data to assist in determining a solution and communicating it out to the staff and community.
Presented by: Mark Mondonaro, Retired Superintendent, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD; Jonathan Simms, Business Development Representative Northeast U.S., Decision Insite

Session 10
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

10A - Defending a Workers Compensation Claim and Minimizing Exposure Continuing Education Credit
Session presents comprehensive tips on how an employer can defend a workers compensation claim and minimize exposure.
Presented by: George B. Burke III Esq., Partner, Lemire, Johnson & Higgins, LLC

10B - Technology Planning Continuing Education Credit
With rapid changes in technology, schools are being forced to look at different ways in which they structure their classrooms and provide instruction. Strategic and long-range planning of technology implementation and financing is critical in helping districts find the most appropriate technology direction to move towards for their students and communities. This workshop will focus on identifying current and future trends in instructional technology for our schools, and the different financial considerations that school business officials will need to plan for. Part of this workshop will discuss all the different funding sources, such as Smart Bond Money, E-rate, BOCES aid, and hardware and technology aid; and how planning can ensure maximum use of these funds.
Presented by: Michelle Okal-Frink, Associate Director of Technology Services, Erie 1 BOCES RIC; Jim Fregelette, Executive Director of Finance and Information Systems, Erie 1 BOCES

Session 11
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

11A - Pension System Update - ERS/TRS Continuing Education Credit
Discussion of trends and employer contribution. Review of new MP-2014 mortality improvement assumption.
Presented by: Michael Dutcher, Actuary, NYS & Local Retirment System

11B - Understanding the Common Core Learning Standards Continuing Education Credit
This session is designed to enhance your understanding of the Common Core Standards. The session will provide an overview of the NYS Common Core curriculum, instruction and assessments implemented to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for College-and-Career Readiness.
Presented by: Dr. Donna Watson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Troy City SD

Inaugural Celebration Dinner at the Hall of Springs
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
See description above.
Reception and Entertainment Sponsored by Finance Manager.

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Session 12
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

12A - Human Resources Pitfalls Continuing Education Credit
FMLA, DASA, Sexual Harassment: Including a legal update and how to administer in school district human resource area, relate to administrative investigations, and litigation / hearings in these areas, and rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer
Presented by: Patrick Fitzgerald Esq., Attourney, Girvin and Ferlazzo P.C.

12B -Long Range Facilities Planning Continuing Education Credit
Designed to help districts develop a multi-year plan for their facilities, incorporating information from the Building Condition Survey.
Presented by: Carl Thurnau, NYSED, Facilities Planning; Derek McManus, Director of Business Development, Hunt Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors

Session 13
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

13A -Tax Policies, Voter Confidence, and Educational Excellence Continuing Education Credit
What are the implications of New York State tax policies for public school districts? What do budget vote results tell us about voter confidence in education? What innovative practices are school districts engaged in to provide a meaningful high school education to all students? This session will explore recent data on school district spending, taxing and budget vote results to answer these questions and more.
Presented by: Deborah Cunningham, Director of Education & Research, NYSASBO

13B - Best Practices in the Extra-classroom Activity Fund Continuing Education Credit CPE Credits
We will review best practices regarding controls over fundraising activities, training advisors and holding them accountable, as well as, sales tax requirements for ECAF organizations.
Presented by: Jim Amell, Director, Marvin & Co, PC, CPA's; Heather Lewis, Audit Manager, Marvin & Co, PC, CPA's

Lunch with Speaker
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Invited

 

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Registration Rates

Member Packages:

42101. Member Package For Active, SBO Staff, and Institutional members, and those electing to become an Active, SBO Staff, or Institutional member (indicate above). All Meals included with this registration.  $460

42103. Student Member Package - For Student members. Meals NOT included.  $125

42104. Retired/Emeritus Member Package - For Retired or Emeritus members. Meals NOT included.  $75

42015. Honorary Life Member Package - For Honorary Life Members. All meals included.  $55

42106. Sunday Only Member Package - One day only (June 7, 2015) registration for members. 
Sunday evening dinner event included.  $175

42107. Monday Only Member Package - One day only (June 8, 2015) registration for members. 
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Monday included.  $255

42108. Tuesday Only Member Package - One day only (June 9, 2015) registration for members. 
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner evening event on Tuesday included.  $255

42109. Wednesday Only Member Package - One day only (June 10, 2015) registration for members. Breakfast and lunch on Wednesday included.  $205

Non-Member Packages:

42102. Non-Member Package For non-members. All Meals included with this registration.  $605

42110. Sunday Only Non-Member Package - One day only (June 7, 2015) registration for members. Sunday evening dinner event included.  $245

42111. Monday Only Non-Member Package - One day only (June 8, 2015) registration for members. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Monday included.  $355

42112. Tuesday Only Non-Member Package - One day only (June 9, 2015) registration for members. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner evening event on Tuesday included.  $355

42113. Wednesday Only Non-Member Package - One day only (June 10, 2015) registration for members. Breakfast and lunch on Wednesday included.  $285

 

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Meals

All meals are included with the Active/Institutional/SBO Staff Member Package, Honorary Life Member Package, and Non-Member Package. Other member types purchase meals à la carte and any additonal meals for guests/spouses will be at the following prices. For guest meal purchases, please email your request to debbie@nysasbo.org.

Breakfasts: $28
Lunches: $39
Evening Events: $50

 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations of conference registrations must be made in writing and received in the NYSASBO office by May 15, 2015 for a full refund minus a $50.00 administration fee. Cancellations received after May 15, 2015 WILL NOT be refunded. Payment will be required on any outstanding invoices.

 

Disclaimer
By registering for the 2015 Education Summit & Expo, you give NYSASBO the right to publish and distribute photos and/or videos taken of you during the conference, at the conference center, travel to and from off-site conference events and during these events.