84th MSBO Annual

Conference & Exhibit Show

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

7:00 – 9:00 am


Center Concourse


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


Center Concourse

190 – Days and Hours   

Room: Pearl

What counts? How do you handle passing time? How do you calculate hours? Understand the nuts and bolts in calculating “Days and Hours.” Auditors and district staff can learn how ‘the other half lives.” An overview of current requirements as they relate to the school district calendars is also explained. Required: Pupil Accounting Specialist and Pupil Accounting Auditor – Elective: all other tracks.

Presenter(s): Robert Dickinson, MPAAA


191 – Effective Communications   

Room: Vandenberg AB

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

Presenter(s): Anita Banach, Banach Group LLC


192 – Instructional Program Evaluation         

Room: Atrium

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): Michele Harmala, Michigan ASCD and Thomas S. Wall, Dearborn Public Schools

Room: Ballrooms A-D, DeVos Place

193 – Benefits/Retirement     

Room: President Gerald R. Ford Ballroom

Learn how to explain employee benefits, social security benefits and retirement to school district employees. Help administrators describe changes in health care costs and work with bargaining teams on total cost of compensation, as well as information on COBRA benefits – when it must be offered and how it works. Required: Human Resource Specialist – Elective: all other tracks.

Presenter(s): Kathleen Hamilton, Consultant; Carly Mulvany and Isaac Updike, SET SEG; and Michael P. McEvilly and Sean Shearon, GLP Financial Group


194 – Principles of Education 

Room: Vandenberg AB

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): Katherine Konon and Karl D. Paulson, Lakeview Public Schools


195 – Organizational Applications  

Room: Pearl

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 and Grace Rutkowski-Damerow, Oakland Schools

196 – ORS Processor Workshop      

Room: Atrium

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): Steve Cary, Bobby Hoppes, Josefina E. McCloud, Angela Sanborn, and Jennifer Smith, ORS

Tuesday Evening

4:45 – 5:45 pm

Leadership Institute Social (Invitation Only)
Room: Grand View

Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative (MISEC) Annual Meeting
Room: Ruby

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Upper Peninsula School Business Officials (UPSBO) Meeting
Room: Haldane

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Past President Reception and Dinner (Invitation only)
Room: Rotunda

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