Upcoming Professional Education Opportunities

Log into your PASBO Portal to register for any or all of these exceptional professional educational events.

Please note: Online courses are for the registrant only. If additional staff wish to participate, a separate registration is necessary.

Advanced Risk Management

April, 15, 2024 – Noon
Online

An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, April 15 at 12:00 Noon. This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded. 

This in-depth study tackles the notion that risk management is solely about purchasing insurance. It involves a three-part strategy of accepting, avoiding, and transferring risk. The curriculum provides comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for student and staff safety, and asset protection. In addition to business office leaders, the target audience includes facility managers, who are key team members in the effort.

Topics include:
• Risk Management Concepts
• Property Insurance
• Casualty Insurance
• Specialty Risk and Worker Compensation

SPEAKER:
Chris Berdnik, PCSBA, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsbury SD

CREDITS: 
• 4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
• 6 CPE = Specialized Knowledge

REGISTRATION FEES:
Register by April 15: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After April 15: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

Dealing With Difficult People

April 16, 2024 – 9;30 – 11:00 AM
WEBCAST

Dealing with conflict in the workplace, usually means working with various personality types that may not always get along. Learn how to better understand others and handle conflict with staff and colleagues. 

Speaker:
Dr. Dave Piper, Professor & Chair-Employment & Labor Relations, Indiana University of PA

Registration Fees:
Before April 12: Member $75/Nonmember $115
After April 12: Member $80/Nonmember $120

Credits:
PASBO General Certification CEU Credit = 2 CEUs
CPE Credit = 1 in Specialized Knowledge

FOR MEMEBS ONLY
FYI: School Facilities Funding for Fiscal year 2023-24

April 16, 2024
FYI  online – 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Join this free FYI program to learn more from PDE and DCED about the available school facilities grants available for 2023-24. Representatives from the Department of Education and the Department of Community and Economic Development will talk through the new facilities grants available through each agency.

SPEAKERS: 
 PDE and DCED

THIS WORKSHOP is FREE TO PASBO MEMBERS. 

FOR MEMEBS ONLY
FYI: Leveraging Cooperative Purchasing for Capital Improvement

April 18, 2024
FYI  online – 1:30 – 2:30 PM

This FYI program will outline current and newly available resources that are being made available to K-12 school districts in PA. Hear how peer school districts have benefitted from the cooperative purchasing process and learn about industry leading best practices as you plan your next project. Learn how best to leverage cooperative purchasing for capital improvement projects.

SPEAKERS: 
Chris Teller, Program Manager, Trane
Sam Roberts, Territory Manger, The Garland Company
Harry Comfort, Territory Manager, The Garland Company
Pam Pedler, Group Vice President, East, OMNIA Partners
Lisa D’Arcy, Regional Manager, Northeast OMNIA Partners
*We are also still in the process of confirming potential PA School District guests

THIS WORKSHOP is FREE TO PASBO MEMBERS. 

Elements of Purchasing

April 29, 2024
Online

ORIENTATION SESSION:
An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, April 29 at 12:00 Noon. This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.

Course Content:

Effective purchasing – in its totality – is an art. Mastering that art requires command of three concepts: legality, procedure, and making the best deal. This course offers a foundation in each and is a “must” for anyone involved in school procurement activities.

Topics include:
• The law of Pennsylvania school purchasing
• Purchasing practice and procedure
• Construction contracts and bidding
• Specification writing and bid award

SPEAKER: 
Chris Berdnik, PCSBA, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsbury SD

CREDITS:
4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification (PCSBA, PCSBO, PCSBS)
6 CPE Credit = Specialized Knowledge & Applications
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Facilities Professional (PCSFP)
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Transportation Professional (PCSTP

COSTS:
Register by April 26: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After April 26: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

Elements of Facility Management

May 2, 2024
PASBO Office

Join us back in person for Elements of Facilities Management. The instructors will review the text and key topics and attendees will be expected to actively participate in class-wide discussions. Attendees will also be required to use Schoology to complete an introductory discussion post, a closing discussing post, and all 4 quizzes following the in-person course. Access instructions to Schoology will be provided upon the close of registration on April 26. To pass the course, you must complete all online aspects as well as actively participate in the in-person segment.

COURSE CONTENT:
The days of the “tool belt” facility manager are long gone. Today’s leaders protect major capital investment, are responsible for employee and student health and safety, ensure environmental compliance, and manage large budgets and staffs. They are key members of the administrative team.

This course addresses their needs with topics that include:
• School facilities operation and maintenance
• Environmental Issues: Providing safe and healthy schools
• Human Resources and payroll in facilities departments
• Budgeting and purchasing in facilities departments

SPEAKERS:
Randall Buffington, PCSBA, Director of Operations, Southern York County SD
Mark Czapp, PCSBO, Director of Business Operations, Spring Grove Area SD

CREDITS:
4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
6 CPE = Specialized Knowledge
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Facilities Professional (PCSFP)

COSTS:
Register by April 16: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After April 16: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

Elements of School Finance

May 6, 2024
Online

ORIENTATION SESSION
An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, May 6 at 12:00 Noon.
This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.


COURSE CONTENT:
High-quality decision-making about public school investment and debt requires knowledge and creativity because of a limiting regulatory environment. This course focuses on effective and legally compliant short and long-term debt, and investment strategies that result in maximum earnings and savings. This workshop is a “must” for business managers or for those aspiring to assume that role.

Topics include:
• Public finance concepts and law
• Investment and debt basics
• Investment Strategy and Policy
• Designing and managing a debt portfolio

SPEAKERS:
Matthew Przywara, Assistant Superintendent, SD of Lancaster
Chris Berdnik, PCSBA, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsbury SD

CREDITS:
4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
6 CPE = Specialized Knowledge

COSTS:
Register by April 20: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After April 20: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

 

Elements of Transportation (In Person)
May 7, 2024 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
PASBO Office

The over-arching goal of a transportation department is to provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective service. Attaining that goal begins with a thorough understanding of relevant law and the principles of effective departmental management. This course provides a framework for both district-operated and outsourced operations with topics that include:

  • The law of public school transportation
  • Departmental operations
  • Subsidy calculation
  • Financial operations and human resources

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Grove, PCSBO, Coordinator of Child Accounting and Transportation, York Suburban SD
David Lutz, PCSBO, PCSTP, Director of Transportation, Cocalico SD
Randy S. Williams, Sr., PCSBA, Director of Transportation, Wilson SD

COSTS:
Register by April 23: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185 – After April 23: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

CREDITS:
4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Transportation Professional (PCSTP)
6 CPE = Specialized Knowledge

Elements of Budgeting & Planning

May 13, 2024
Online

ORIENTATION SESSION
An online Orientation Web Session will be held on May 13 at 12:00 Noon.
This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.

COURSE CONTENT:
While budgeting and planning specifics are unique to the personality of each LEA, this course explores commonalities, underlying principles, and effective development and presentation techniques.

Topics include:
Basic budgeting concepts and legal requirements
Preparing and balancing the budget
Long-term planning and capital budgeting
Effective presentation techniques

SPEAKER:
Sidney Clark, Business Manager/Board Secretary, Shanksville-Stoneycreek SD

CREDITS:
4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
6 CPE = Specialized Knowledge
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Transportation Professional (PCSTP)
4 CEUs = PA Certified School Facilities Professional (PCSFP)

COSTS:
Register by April 26: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After April 26: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

 

Payroll Law and Updates Seminar
May 29, 2024
1:00 – 3:0 0 pm

Attorney Gareth Pahowka will discuss federal and state law updates related to payroll operations in PA schools. Topics include: independent contractor status, FLSA and overtime considerations, job descriptions, leave policies, stipend and supplemental positions, withholding last pay, and more.

SPEAKER:
Attorney Gareth Pahowka

CREDITS:
PASBO General Certification CEU Credit = 2 CEUs
CPE Credit = 1 in Specialized Knowledge

COSTS:
Before May 15: Member $75/Nonmember $115
After May 15: Member $80/Nonmember $120

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