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Conference Presentations & Handouts
2011-101 Financial Transparency
Chuck Struck and Laura Hronik, Colorado Springs D-11, January 2011
This session will provide you with the details on the financial transparency bill requirements as well as what Colorado Springs School District 11 has already implemented to show transparency to their taxpayers.
2011-102 Cut Costs, Drive Revenue, and Improve Performance and Health Through Sustainable O&M
John Gayetsky, Environmental Management Specialist, IEQ Advisory Group and Kathy Prosser, Environmental Program Facilitator, IEQ Advisory Group, ASBO International., April 2011
The studies are indisputable. Safe, healthy, high performance learning environments improve student performance, increase district revenue through better attendance, minimize risk, reduce operational costs, and improve the health and well-being of students, teachers and staff. Learn the proven strategies for developing and implementing a sustainable, customized environmental management program within your district. Learn of the many tools and resources available to help you transform your schools into safe, healthy, high performance centers of learning. Learning Objectives: 1) Identify three proven environmental management strategies for improving indoor environmental quality (IEQ). 2) List three proven benefits of improved IEQ. 3) Explain how improving IEQ within your district can actually INCREASE district revenue.
2011-103 Excel Training – How to leverage the power of data manipulation with Pivot Tables
Dave Swanson, Budget Manager, Boulder Valley School District, April 2011
Learn how to incorporate pivot-tables into your excel reports to drive efficiency and provide flexibility while ensuring complete and accurate information.
2011-104 Innovations in School Nutrition/Community Gardens-Part 1
Chef Tom Scheaffer , and Mina Liebert of LiveWell, April 2011
Wondering about all the fuss in nutrition? Local Chef Tom Scheaffer will explain new processes currently available in the state to raise the quality of school nutrition programs and discuss hot topics in Washington. Also discussed will be community gardens, an incredible way to stimulate and encourage community engagement through sustainable healthy food options
2011-104 Innovations in School Nutrition/Community Gardens-Part 2
Chef Tom Scheaffer , and Mina Liebert of LiveWell, April 2011
Wondering about all the fuss in nutrition? Local Chef Tom Scheaffer will explain new processes currently available in the state to raise the quality of school nutrition programs and discuss hot topics in Washington. Also discussed will be community gardens, an incredible way to stimulate and encourage community engagement through sustainable healthy food options
2011-201 Cool Apps for Laptops and Smartphones
Joe McBreen, Chief Information Officer, St Vrain Valley School District, April 2011
Get the inside scoop on the latest phone and pc applications to help you manage more effectively, use your time more efficiently, and have more fun while you maximize the usefulness of your computer and smart phone.
2011-202 Introduction to the Charter School Toolkit for Authorizers
Denise Mund, Nora Flood & Jennifer Dauzvardis, Schools of Choice, CDE, April 2011
Members of the School of Choice Unit for the Colorado Department of Education will share a new toolkit they have developed to assist both school districts and charter schools in the contractual relationship between the two entities. The toolkit consists of such items as common contract language, a standard application and rubric, and a checklist for renewal and closure of charter schools. The discussion will also provide insight into charter school trends and legislative changes at both the state and national level.
2011-203 Identifying and Managing Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Radon
Brandon Ramer, Blue Mesa Environmental, April 2011
Is your school addressing these environmental issues? You need to be able to identify and apply management techniques necessary to correct these environmental issues. This can include working with federal agencies, state agencies, consultants, contractors and school personnel. This presentation will include how to identify these issues and apply environmental management techniques necessary to correct these issues.
2011-204 A life Changing Event
Ron McCulley, Director of Purchasing, Douglas County Schools, April 2011
Share in an event experienced by one of our own that will help you reassess life’s priorities and live life to the fullest.
2011-301 Concussion Management Programs - What’s your liability exposure
Mary Lee Gibson, Risk Control Consultant and Eric Jacobson, Manager of Risk Control Services, Colorado School District Self-Insurance Pool, April 2011
In this presentation you will learn about the potential liability exposures associated with concussion management programs and how to protect your district. The Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool (CSDSIP) will also discuss their legal analysis on concussion programs and review federal and state legislation/rules.
2011-302 Get Paid As You Pay Your Bills: Automated Accounts Payable Solutions
Carol Schick, Commerce Bank, April 2011
Commerce Bank offers school districts a product that will generate monthly revenue without investment or change of procedures. Our technology automates Accounts Payable functions by moving payments from the check writing procedure to an electronic payment process.
2011-303 School Facility Use by Outside Groups: Who Pays for It?
Dan Gould, Senior Account Manager, SchoolDude, April 2011
Every school administrator wants to say yes when outside groups want to use the school facilities, but who pays for it? After-hours community use of schools means additional utility usage, custodial overtime, and wear and tear on buildings and equipment. So how can you fully support the use of school facilities by the public while effectively recovering related costs? The presenters will discuss best practices for community use of school facilities and cost recovery
2011-303 What’s New with U.S. Communities
Cory Imhoff, U.S. Communities, Robin Weimer, U.S. Foodservice and, April 2011
This presentation will provide information on two new contracts for Food Distribution & Related Supplies and Services and Office Supplies offered under U.S. Communities as well as other changes with the program. U.S. Communities was designed in cooperation with an Advisory Board of local & state government purchasing officials and five founding co-Sponsors (ASBO International, NIGP, NACo, NLC & USCM). U.S. Communities pools the purchasing power of public agencies, achieves bulk volume discounts on behalf of public agencies, competitively solicits quality products through a lead public agency, and provides a purchasing forum for public agencies nationwide.
2011-304 "Section 125 & Health Care Reform" Which one is more fun?
Michael Hart, American Fidelity, April 2011
Is Section 125 Administration and compliance, employee benefits enrollment coupled with 403(b) compliance a cause of frustration? With the budget crunch, have you considered what the actual costs of low employee participation, and fees for service will actually cost your district? How is your district handling all the health care reform changes, as they relate to the Section 125 plan (Cafeteria Plan)?
2011-401 GASB Update, Fraud and Internal Controls
Steve Dazzio, Principal, and Steve Plutt, Principal, Dazzio & Plutt, LLC Certified Public Accountants., April 2011
This session will cover the current GASB statements becoming effective soon, in particular GASB 54 (funds and fund balances), GASB 61 (financial reporting entity) and GASB 62 (Codification of FASB and AICPA Pronouncements); current projects, such as the economic condition reporting project, will be discussed. The second part of this session will delve into fraud and how it occurs. Internal controls to help prevent fraud will be discussed
2011-401 Medical Marijuana and its Impact on School Districts
Craig A. Halpern, CSP, CPE, ARM, Vice President—Risk Control, IMA of Colorado and Vance Knapp, JD, Attorney, Sherman & Howard L.L.C., April 2011
This presentation will describe and legal and political climate over the last 10 years that has led to the proliferation of people seeking medical marijuana cards and the subsequent growth of medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado. At the end of this presentation, School District Administrators will be armed with arguments as to why Medical Marijuana is not as safe as other "true" pharmaceuticals. A majority of the time will be focused on the statutes that give School Districts the right to continue their Drug Free Workplace and the steps administrators need to take to be able to safely terminate employees for being impaired at work for marijuana. Also a summary of recent legal cases on the topic will be presented along with the legal arguments that plaintiff attorneys might use as a basis to sue for wrongful termination after testing positive for marijuana. Finally, time will be set aside for questions on the topic as well.
2011-403 Recommissioning: How to Tune Up Your Building With Rebates From Xcel Energy-Eaton
Melanie Gavin, Xcel Energy and Celeste Cizik, E M C Engineers, Inc. / Eaton’s Electrical Services & Systems, April 2011
Learn the benefits of tuning up your existing equipment to save energy and money without having to purchase capital equipment. Studies show that you can save between 5% and 20% by recommissioning your building, with many measures having a less than a one year payback. Xcel Energy customers can qualify for a study rebate of up to 75% of their study cost (up to $25,000) and earn additional rebates for implementing recommended measures found within your study.
2011-403 Recommissioning: How to Tune Up Your Building With Rebates From Xcel Energy-Xcel
Melanie Gavin, Xcel Energy and Celeste Cizik, E M C Engineers, Inc. / Eaton’s Electrical Services & Systems, April 2011
Learn the benefits of tuning up your existing equipment to save energy and money without having to purchase capital equipment. Studies show that you can save between 5% and 20% by recommissioning your building, with many measures having a less than a one year payback. Xcel Energy customers can qualify for a study rebate of up to 75% of their study cost (up to $25,000) and earn additional rebates for implementing recommended measures found within your study.
2011-502 Managing P-Card Programs
Julie Schmitz, UMB Bank, September 2011
This session is for business executives and managers who are considering an initial p-card program, as well as school district already using p-card programs that are looking for ways to utilize their program. This session will also discuss how you can streamline purchasing operations and/or reduce the cost of goods and services they need to buy.
2011-503 Best Practices in Implementing Zero Waste, Recycling and Composting Programs in Schools, Including the Purchase of Compostable Food-Service Ware -Composting
Cyndra Dietz, Boulder County School Recycling and Environmental Education Program Director, Eco-Cycle, September 2011
As interest in sustainability initiatives grows, Zero Waste is both a feasible and important tool for schools. This workshop will focus on the operational and educational strategies that lead to a successful and well received program. Lessons learned and strategies implemented in the first (and only) comprehensive Zero Waste Schools program in the nation will be explored, including the purchasing of compostable food-ware, recycling, composting and waste reduction practices appropriate at a building and district level.


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