Annual Conference
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

7:00 – 9:00 am



7:00 am – 7:00 pm


190 – Days and Hours

What counts? How do you handle passing time? How do you calculate hours? This session is both nuts and bolts of the basics of Days and Hours and includes an opportunity for auditors and district staff to hear how “the other half lives.” An overview of current requirements as they relate to the school district calendars is also included. Required: Pupil Accounting Specialist and Pupil Accounting Auditor — Elective: all other tracks.

Presenter(s): Robert Dickinson, MPAAA


191 – Effective Communications

Learn techniques and strategies to send clear messages, create credibility, and develop strategic communication programs that are effective for your school district. Required: all tracks except — Elective: Business Office Specialist and School Payroll Specialist.

Presenter(s): Gerri Allen, MSPRA and Anita Banach, Banach Group LLC


192 – Organizational Applications

Learn what student data points are collected and how both internal and external customers use them. Topics to be covered include various data points required (e.g. attendance, pupil accounting, discipline, scheduling, immunization, special education, etc.) and internal and external data submission, reporting requirements, quality data, and data warehousing. Attributes required of a comprehensive student management information system – including a centralized and decentralized approach will also be reviewed. Required:  Chief Technology Officer and Specialist in Educational Data — Elective: all other tracks.

Presenter(s): Janell L. Craig, Oakland Schools and Maria Panek, Wayne RESA

194 – Benefits/Retirement

Learn how to explain employee, social security, and retirement benefits to school district employees. Develop an understanding of health care costs, as well as the intricacies of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Learn how to work with your school district’s bargaining teams on defining the total cost of compensation. Required: Human Resource Specialist — Elective: all other tracks.

Presenter(s): Kathleen Hamilton, Muskegon Area ISD, Mason County Central Schools, and Ravenna Public Schools; Michael P. McEvilly, GLP Financial Group; and Isaac Updike and Patty Woods, SET SEG


195 – Principles of Education

Understand the educational process and the culture of schools. Learn about major learning theories; teaching methodologies; school improvement; design of in-service programs; and the structure and function of the principalship. Required: all tracks except Child Nutrition Director.

Presenter(s): Christopher Wigent, Retired MASA and Wendy Zdeb, MASSP


196 – Instructional Program Evaluation

Understand the components of instructional programs; learn how to develop procedures for evaluating and reporting cost-effectiveness; analyze economics; use evaluation data; and allocate resources to improve instructional programs. Required: Chief Financial Officer — Elective: all other tracks.

Presenter(s): Thomas S. Wall, Dearborn Public Schools and Melissa Usiak, MEMSPA

197 – ORS Processor Workshop

Payroll processing has become more than just entering time sheets! Processing of retirement related benefits has become more complex with recent regulatory changes. Get reporting tips and hiring procedures. Learn about reportable and non-reportable compensation issues, staff training and communication, and rules for returning to work.

Presenter(s): Jennifer Dunavant, Bobby Hoppes, and Josefina E. McCloud, Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)

Tuesday Evening


4:45 – 5:45 pm

Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative (MISEC) Annual Meeting


4:45 – 5:45 pm

Upper Peninsula SBO Meeting


5:00 – 6:00 pm

Past President Reception (invitation only)


6:00 – 8:00 pm

Past President Dinner (invitation only)

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