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.

Elements of School Law
February 5 – March 3, 2023
Online Elements Course on Schoology

ORIENTATION SESSION
An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, February 5 at 12:00 Noon. This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.

Much of a business official’s daily activity is rooted in legal compliance. This course will survey the body of law that directs school business operation. It is a “first stop” on every business office employee’s professional development journey.

Topics include:

  • The nature of school law and governing board organization
  • The law of school board meetings
  • A survey of school employment law
  • A survey of school finance law

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

REGISTRATION FEES:
Register by January 20: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After January 20: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

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

Commonwealth Budget Seminar
2 chances to attend!
February 12, 2024 1:00pm-4:00pm – Webcast
February 14, 2024 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Webcast

The Commonwealth Budget Seminar will decipher the budget numbers and help you to determine how the budget will impact your district.

REGISTRATION FEES
February 12 Session: Register by January 27: PASBO/PASA** Member $75/Non-member $115
 After January 27: PASBO/PASA** Member $80/Non-member $120

REGISTRATION FEES – February 14 Session: Register by January 29: PASBO/PASA** Member $75/Non-member $115
After January 29: PASBO/PASA** Member $80/Non-member $120

CREDITS:
3 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification (PCSBA, PCSBO, PCSBS)
3 CPE = Specialized Knowledge

Excel 2.0
February 14, 2024 9:30am-11:30am
Webcast

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel to become more efficient in your day to day environment. This session is for intermediate to advanced level users. This is a hands-on session! We encourage attendees follow along with the hands-on activities throughout the session.

Speakers: 
Sidney M. Clark, PCSBA, Business Manager/Board Secretary, Shanksville-Stonycreek SD

Registration Fees:
Before January 28: Member $75/Nonmember $115
After January 28: Member $80/Nonmember $120

Credits:
CEU Credit = 2 CEUs
CPE Credit = 2 in Specialized Knowledge


Elements of HR – IN PERSON!
March 5, 2024 – 10:00am-4:00pm
In Person at the Hershey Lodge
Sponsored by Dagostino Electronic Services

Join us in person at the Hershey Lodge for Elements of Human Resources. 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 February 26. To pass the course, you must complete all online aspects as well as actively participate in the in-person segment.

*Please note: This session is being held at the Hershey Lodge and is one of the pre-conference sessions for the PASBO Annual Conference. You do NOT need to be registered for the Annual Conference in order to attend this event, and registrations for the pre-conference and PASBO Annual Conference are separate registrations.*

COURSE CONTENT
Whether HR is handled by a stand-alone department or integrated throughout the organization, every supervisor must have a working knowledge of its basics. This course addresses a range of topics specific to HR and general payroll administration, and it is valuable to anyone with a reporting staff.

Topics include:

  • Hiring basics
  • Compensation and employment law
  • Performance review
  • Discipline

Instructors
Robert Reger, Director of Human Resources, Hempfield Area SD
Tracey Kerr, Director of Human Resources, Southeastern SD

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

REGISTRATION FEES:
Register by February 19: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After February 19: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

Click here to view/download Workshop Agenda  


Elements of Leadership – IN PERSON!
March 5, 2024 – 10:00am-4:00pm
In Person at the Hershey Lodge

Sponsored by Musco Sports Lighting

Join us in person at the Hershey Lodge for Elements of Leadership. 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 February 26. To pass the course, you must complete all online aspects as well as actively participate in the in-person segment.

*Please note: This session is being held at the Hershey Lodge and is one of the pre-conference sessions for the PASBO Annual Conference. You do NOT need to be registered for the Annual Conference in order to attend this event, and registrations for the pre-conference and PASBO Annual Conference are separate registrations.*

COURSE CONTENT:
There has never been a time when public schools need high quality and effective business office leadership – at all levels – more than now. This course approaches the topic with the assumption that all PASBO members can and should develop management skills and understand the nature of leadership. This course is both specific and inspirational.

Topics include:

  • Nature of the school organization
  • Leadership and management
  • Group decision-making and meeting management
  • Ethics and ethical leadership

Instructor
Randy S. Williams, Sr., PCSBA, Director of Transportation, Wilson SD
Sidney M. Clark, PCSBA, Business Manager/Board Secretary, Shanksville-Stonycreek SD

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

REGISTRATION FEES
Register by February 19: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After February 19: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

Click here to view/download agenda


Elements of Food Service: Spring 2024

March 18 – April 14, 2024
Online Elements Course on Schoology

ORIENTATION SESSION:
An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, March 18 at 12:00 Noon.

This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.

School food service directors face the constant challenge of operating a financially solvent program in a highly regulated environment. This course explores the range of knowledge, skills, and strategies required for success.

Topics include:

  • USDA Regulations in School Food Service
  • Audits and Reviews
  • Financial Analysis
  • Procurement

Instructor:
Melissa Froehlich, Coordinator of School Nutrition Services, North Penn SD

REGISTRATION FEES:
Register by February 26: PASBO
Member $125/Non-member $185

After February 26: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

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


Elements of Payroll Administration: Spring 2024
March 25 – April 21, 2024
Online Elements Course on Schoology

ORIENTATION SESSION
An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, March 25 at 12:00 Noon.

This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.

If there is one area of school business operation where we must be both correct and on time, that area is payroll. It is the most pervasive and unforgiving of all business office activities. This course is a comprehensive and detailed exploration of the law and procedure that directly touches the payroll department and indirectly touches all employees.

Topics include:

  • Basic payroll concepts
  • Payroll preparation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Leave and benefit administration

Instructors:
Robert Reger, PCSBA, Director of Human Resources, Hempfield Area SD
Sidney Clark, PCSBA, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsbury SD

REGISTRATION FEES:
Register by March 4: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After March 4: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190

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

 

FLSA
February 22, 2024|9:30am-11:30am
Webcast

This webcast will cover the following topics regarding the FLSA:

FLSA Payroll Functions; Employee or Independent Contractor; Concept of Minimum Wage and Hourly Pay; Premium Time and Overtime Calculations; Workweek; Regular Rate of Pay; Determining Regular Rate of Pay from Salary Arrangements; Compensatory Time; Definition of Hours Worked; Vacations, Holidays, Sick Days, and Personal Leave; Special Protection for Children; Record Keeping; Volunteers; Coaches/Advisors; Substitute Teachers; Bus Drivers; Catering.

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

REGISTRATION FEES:
Register by February 7: PASBO Member $75/Non-member $115
After February 7: PASBO Member $80/Non-member $120

CREDITS:
2 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
2 CEUs = PA Certified School Payroll Professional (PCSPP)
5 CPE Credit = Specialized Knowledge

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