Attendees

85th MSBO Annual

Conference & Exhibit Show

Schedule: Tuesday, April 23

Start Your Day

7:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast

Center Concourse, Amway

 

7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Registration

Center Concourse, Amway

Tuesday Morning

190 — Data Mining

Haldane, Amway

Review the educational data tools of the trade. Learn about how and when to use Excel, Access, XML to submit, retrieve and use the educational data available from your Student Information System, MI School Data, other data warehouses and directly from Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). Required: Specialist in Educational Data – Elective: all other tracks. 

Presenter(s): Janell L. Craig and Grace Rutkowski-Damerow, Oakland Schools

 

191 — Effective Communications

Governor’s, Amway

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   

Thornapple, Amway

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 Gary Wood, Michigan ASCD

Presentation 

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Pre-Conferences: Facilities, Finance, Food and Nutrition Services, Human Resources, New Business Manager, Technology, and Transportation

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Grand Gallery CD, DeVos


8:30 – 9:15 am

110a — Water Filtration Law and How to Comply

Everyone wants safe drinking water for students and staff, but complying with recent filtration regulations will take some time and effort (and money). Hear the latest on steps schools are required to take to ensure drinking water does not exceed contaminant levels.

Presenter(s): Jenna Sendra and Scott P. Staber, Arch Environmental Group, Inc.

Presentation

 

9:15 10:00 am

110b — Robots and Other Cleaning Advancements

Walk behind floor machines only became standard equipment in the last 15 years – now we can’t imagine operating without them. They’ve continued to change and improve – but they still need an operator. Where do robotics stand today? What else is coming? Discover how robots might be used, what the costs are, and what else we should be thinking about employing.

Presenter(s): Ed Stasiak, KSS Enterprises

Handouts will be provided at the session.

 

10:00 – 10:15 am

Break

 

10:15 – 11:00 am

110c — Bleacher Report

Everyone has bleachers and grandstands in their districts. When was the last time you took a good look at them? Was it the day before the “big game,” or just days before graduation? Discover suggested maintenance procedures and required inspections that need to be done on a regular basis.

Presenter(s): Justin Ahearne and Andrew Furtaw, Sideline Sports

Handouts will be provided at the session.

 

11:00 – 11:45 am

110d — Facilities 101

Whether you’ve been doing facilities management for 3 years or 30, there may be things you aren’t doing or haven’t experienced yet. From work order systems, to capturing equipment data, to knowing your square footage – there are always areas of improvement. Join a discussion meant to capture the collective wisdom of our colleagues helping us all grow.

Presenter(s): Tim Peraino, Kent ISD

Presentation

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

 

1:15 – 2:00 pm

110e — Watch Your Assets: Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Facilities

The inflationary impacts on purchase prices, replacement parts, and labor, are driving double digit percentage increases in facilities management budgets. Controlling those costs requires more than just effective work order management. Developing a life-cycle view on cost and performance of each asset is critical. Learn Key Performance Indicators (KPI), data management, reporting, and analysis tools necessary to successfully implement an EAM strategy.

Presenter(s): Tim Ammon, Zonar Systems

Presentation

 

2:00 – 2:45 pm

110f — Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) Update

Learn the latest issues for schools from the BFS’s perspective, including plan review, door barriers, current bulletins and more.

Presenter(s): Richard Day, Bureau of Fire Services

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Break

 

3:00 – 4:30 pm

110g — Safe Schools: A Collaborative Approach to Safety & Security

Today’s school safety and security challenges are multifaceted and complex. There is no single action that will, by itself, make schools safe. Protecting students and staff requires a comprehensive approach. Solutions to these challenges must be pursued across all areas of emergency preparedness: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Learn from a panel of expert school security professionals on how to ensure your school is safe.

Presenter(s): Bruce Canal, Genetec, Inc.; Michael Garcia, HID Global Corporation; Chris Gisslen, Guy Grace, and David Hood, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions; and Larry Johnson, Grand Rapids Public Schools

Handouts will be posted after the session.

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Grand Gallery B, DeVos


8:30 – 9:30 am

120a — Presenting Your Program Realities Effectively

It’s vital that school administrators and school board members clearly understand the realities of operating a school food service program. From providing milestones and points of pride to tying the info into district metrics – learn techniques for sharing your story. Discover strategies on how to present yourself, your team, and your program in the best light.

Presenter(s): Mary Darnton, Jenison & Hudsonville Public Schools and Carolyn Thomas, Macomb ISD

Presentation 

 

9:30 10:15 am

120b — Special Diet Best Practices

Whether it’s a physical issue or a cultural issue, how you handle the need for special diets can help ensure all students receive healthy, nourishing meals. Discover ways to ensure you’re meeting these needs.

Presenter(s): Emily Mattern, MDE

Presentation

 

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

 

10:30 – 11:45 am

120c — Update on Michigan Meals

Hear the latest on Michigan School Meals along with best practices districts are employing to make sure it works to benefit kids, along with ideas on collecting important data for your district.

Presenter(s): Richard Aguirre, Emily Mattern, and JL Purves, MDE

Presentation

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

 

1:15 – 4:30 pm

120d — Visit Revolution Farms

Travel to an innovative farm that grows fresh produce year-round. Experience how Revolution Farms is rethinking how they grow, produce, transport and consume fresh produce. Learn how it all happens and how it can benefit your program.

Presenter(s): Mary Jane McDonald, Revolution Farms

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Grand Gallery EF, DeVos


8:30 – 9:30 am

130a — Grievance Management: Effective Strategies for Collective Bargaining Agreement Disputes

Developing an effective process for resolving grievances involves knowing when to take a stand and when to mutually resolve a grievance. Understand how the initial response must correctly identify the relevant legal issues. Learn the legal and practical considerations involved in addressing grievances, including an update of critical Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) decisions.

Presenter(s): Piotr M. Matusiak, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

Handouts will be provided at the session.

 

9:30 10:30 am

130b — Collective Bargaining: Innovations and Advanced Strategies

Learn advanced negotiation collective bargaining strategies. Bargaining delays, tensions, public pressure, and other “roadblocks” are common in the collective bargaining process. Understand proven strategies for reaching a resolution when negotiations become difficult.

Presenter(s): Timothy T. Gardner, Jr., Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

Handouts will be provided at the session.

 

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 – 11:45 am

130c — Onboarding and Offboarding Best Practices

Learn best practices when onboarding and offboarding employees.

Presenter(s): Shanna Janowiak and Ashleigh Olsen, Holt Public Schools and Todd Surline, Hiring Solutions LLC

Presentation

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

 

1:15 – 2:15 pm

130d — Navigate Legal Landmines at Your HR Department

Learn strategies for addressing leave requests. Hear strategies from legal counsel to avoid abuse by employees and legal exposure.

Presenter(s): Ahmad Chehab and Ashley N. Higginson, Miller Canfield

Presentation

 

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

 

2:30 – 3:30 pm

130e — Recruitment and Retention Roundtable

Bring your most challenging staffing concerns and we’ll provide the forum for a fast-paced exchange of ideas and solutions! Participants will be asked to provide a specific issue to help guide the discussion.

Presenter(s): Lisa M. Krosnicki, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD and Todd Surline, Hiring Solutions LLC

Presentation

 

3:30 – 4:30 pm

130f — The Power of Strategic P.A.C.E.

Learn how to gauge and align your Purpose, Attitude and Care to keep your Energy high. Develop the tools you need to increase your personal and your organization’s P.A.C.E.

Presenter(s): David J. Hulings, Hulings and Associates, L.L.C.

Handouts will be provided at the session.

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Vandenberg A, Amway


8:30 – 8:45 am

150a — Overview and Know Your Role

Presenter(s): Jason R. Helsen, MSBO and Timothy A. Raymer, Business Manager Academy (BMA) Facilitator

 

8:45 – 9:45 am

150b — A Year in the Life of a Business Official: From Budget Hearings to Election Deadlines

Understand the law behind the critical tasks and deadlines that business officials confront each year. Understand the legal and practical perspectives of the annual cycles.

Presenter(s): Ryan J. Nicholson, Thrun Law Firm, P.C. and Brian D. Olszewski, East Jordan Public Schools

Presentation

9:45 – 10:15 am

150c — State Aid Update

Understand the monthly state aid status report and the annual state aid cycles. Identify and understand the different variables and how to perform a monthly reconciliation. Learn when to expect certain changes and how to evaluate prior year adjustments. MDE state aid update reports will also be discussed.

Presenter(s): Philip Boone, MDE

 

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

 

10:30 – 11:45 am

150d — Grants Management 101

New to grant funding? Learn the basics of main grants management and key management procedures. Understand the role of the finance office concerning compliance requirements and related internal controls.

Presenter(s): Eric V. Formberg, Retired Partner Plante Moran, PLLC and Kevin Taratuta, Birmingham Public Schools

Presentation 

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

 

1:15 – 2:15 pm

150e — Human Resources for Beginners

Gain an understanding of the district’s responsibility for employment documentation and regulations. Basic onboarding and requirements will be discussed.

Presenter(s): Scott N. Sawyer and Andrea Wise, Saginaw ISD

Presentation

 

2:15 – 2:45 pm

150f — Pupil Accounting 101

How does pupil accounting impact finance? How important is it? Learn about Schools of Choice, Section 105c, and other issues pertaining to residency. Understand the formulas for pupil accounting and how they impact the district’s budget.

Presenter(s): Carrie Haubenstricker, Genesee ISD

Presentation

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Break

 

3:00 – 3:45 pm

150g — Understanding Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement System (MPSERS)

Understand the different rates associated with MPSERS plans and how they are reflected in the district budget and financial statements. Knowing the plans your staff has chosen and the implications for the district is important. Year-end financial reporting requirements will also be discussed.

Presenter(s): Stacey Viers, Huron ISD

Presentation

 

3:45 – 4:30 pm

150h — Financial Reporting and Transparency Requirements for Beginners

Learn the ins and outs of the Michigan Financial Information Database (FID) system. Data submitted by school districts in FID include information from annual financial reports, balance sheets, revenues, district expenditures and school expenditures. Understand transparency reporting requirements. Learn best practices, and get your questions answered.

Presenter(s): Christopher May and Chad Urchike, MDE

Presentation

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Vandenberg B, Amway

When faced with a cybersecurity breach, leaders need to be prepared to respond and recover. Engage in a tabletop exercise that leads to reflection on core elements of cybersecurity incident response — awareness, plans, decision-making processes, and capabilities. Join us in the morning to discuss the current cybersecurity landscape, create and/or strengthen your Incident Response Plan, and connect with agencies and organizations. Stay for the afternoon for updates on challenges you face.


8:30 – 9:00 am

160a — Cybersecurity: Trends and Updates

Hear from the experts who will share current cybersecurity trends and technology updates that will safeguard your district.

Presenter(s): Jayson Cavendish and Michelle McClish, DTMB; Danny Cook, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); Jeremiah Frink, Impact EDvisors; and Don Whitt, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Presentation Resources

 

9:00 – 10:30 am

160b — Resources, Self-Assessment, and Incident Response Plans

Review resources available to support your cybersecurity incident response plan and complete a self-assessment to determine your district’s needs. Participate in a tabletop exercise to either test out and refine your plan or draft a plan as needed. If you already have an incident response plan created, please bring it with you to reference and refine throughout the session.

Presenter(s): Jayson Cavendish and Michelle McClish, DTMB; Danny Cook, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); Jeremiah Frink, Impact EDvisors; and Don Whitt, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Presentation Resources

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 – 11:15 am

160c — Tabletop Exercise and Incident Response Plan Development

Continue to engage in a tabletop exercise with colleagues, working through the scenarios and using them to refine your Incident Response Plan with feedback from colleagues from other districts as well as agency and organization cybersecurity experts.

Presenter(s): Jayson Cavendish and Michelle McClish, DTMB; Danny Cook, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); Jeremiah Frink, Impact EDvisors; and Don Whitt, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Presentation Resources

11:15 – 11:45 am

160d — Reflection and Next Steps

Gather back together to share what you learned about your district’s cybersecurity plan and possible next steps you need to take.

Presenter(s): Jayson Cavendish and Michelle McClish, DTMB; Danny Cook, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); Jeremiah Frink, Impact EDvisors; and Don Whitt, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Presentation Resources

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

 

1:15 – 2:00 pm

160e — Collaborating with the Michigan Data Hub

MiDataHub is a collaborative, statewide effort to address challenges in managing and using school data. The work of this initiative has focused on creating an ecosystem where information is exchanged between the large number of disconnected data systems used by schools. Learn how the Michigan Data Hub was formed, the latest on vendor Integrations, state reporting progress, UIC lookup capability, integration for legislative requirements, and numerous other processes that create a robust system of interoperability for schools in Michigan.

Presenter(s): Kevin Bullard and Melissa Tront, Kalamazoo RESA – MiDataHub, and Tammy Evans, MAISA

Presentation 

 

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

 

2:15 – 3:15 pm

160f — AI Legal Issues and Implications for Schools

Schools are exploring the educational use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, as well as ways to leverage AI to enhance their operations, decision-making processes, efficiency, and effectiveness. Districts must keep in mind several legal issues when using AI technology that could affect data privacy, intellectual property, and tort liability (among others) when it comes to school community stakeholders. Explore the potential legal pitfalls and traps that schools should be thinking about in this fast-emerging and under-regulated new frontier.

Presenter(s): Adam M. Blaylock and Kevin T. Sutton, Miller Johnson

Presentation

 

3:15 – 4:30 pm

160g — Tech Story Telling by the Campfire

Share what has been keeping you up at night – a hardware or software issue, implementation issue, or just plain overload? Facilitators will help guide discussions so you can walk away with ideas and resources toward solutions.

Presenter(s): Kevin M. Hustek, Warren Woods Public Schools and Rick Webb, Kenowa Hills Public Schools

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Ambassador, Amway


8:30 – 8:35 am

170a — Introduction and Overview

Presenter(s): Robert K. Dwan, MSBO

 

8:35 – 9:25 am

170b — National Economic Update

Understand how the United State’s economy impacts Michigan’s economy and school finance. Get key forecasts of inflation, income, interest rates and other economic variables in this national economic update.

Presenter(s): Eugenio J. Alemán, Raymond James

Presentation

 

9:25 – 10:10 am

170c — Legislative Update

What happens in Lansing affects your district. One of the top education lobbyists will provide an overview of legislative issues the education community may see this year.

Presenter(s): Jerry Johnson, Calhoun ISD

Handouts will be posted after the session.

 

10:10 – 10:25 am

Break

 

10:25 – 10:55 am

170d — Demographics and Pupil Enrollment Projections Done Right!

Understand the process and analysis behind enrollment projections and demographics impacts.

Presenter(s): Doug Phillips and Paul Wills, Plante Moran Realpoint

Presentation

 

10:55 – 11:45 am

170e — Reintroduction of Prohibited Subjects of Bargaining and How It Affects Negotiations

How will Michigan’s 2023 legislative changes impact union negotiations? Learn best practices that help you be prepared if you receive a demand to bargain.

Presenter(s): Katherine Wolf Broaddus, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

 

1:15 – 2:00 pm

170f — Legal Update

Learn significant legal developments that impact school districts. Hear an overview of state and federal legislation, attorney general opinions, court decisions, as well as other guidance covering a broad range of school law subjects – including finance, employment and labor law, student rights, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and Open Meetings Act (OMA).

Presenter(s): Daniel R. Martin and Jennifer K. Starlin, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

 

2:00 – 2:50 pm

170g — Accounting and Auditing Update

Learn about key accounting topics including new audit standards (GASB 96, GASB 101), single audit updates from Compliance Supplement, as well as understanding the implication of sunsetting COVID relief grants. Get up-to-speed on other items impacting your FY23 audit.

Presenter(s): Jennifer Chambers and Miranda Presley, Plante Moran

Presentation 

 

2:50 – 3:05 pm

Break

 

3:05 – 3:55 pm

170h — Is Your District Prepared for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funding Cliff?

With COVID Relief Funding coming to an end in 2024, what close out procedures should you be putting in place, and how does this impact programming? Monitoring, reporting, funds liquidation, and final procedures will be discussed.

Presenter(s): Nathan Baldermann and Benjamin Brewer, Rehmann and Kevin Walters, MDE

Handouts will be provided at the session.

 

3:55 – 4:25 pm

170i — School Aid Budget Status

Understand the details concerning the School Aid Fund and general fund budget priorities. Learn about the major differences between the Governor’s budget and those of the House and Senate. Get the information you need to prepare your district for the home stretch on budget preparation for 2024-25.

Presenter(s): Jason R. Helsen, MSBO

 

4:25 – 4:30 pm

170j — Wrap Up

Presenter(s): Robert K. Dwan, MSBO

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Grand Gallery A, DeVos


8:30 – 9:30 am

180a — What to Do When the Doers are Gone

Increasing demands and staffing shortages are a miserable and frequent combination. Unfortunately, the work still needs to get done. Creating an organizational structure that can do the work is one of the most important responsibilities for transportation directors. Discover how you can create a culture of shared responsibility and accountability that lets you survive and thrive in a severely resource constrained organization.

Presenter(s): Tim Ammon, Zonar Systems

Presentation

 

9:30 – 10:15 am

180b — MDE Transportation Update

Learn about the various current state transportation requirements and how to get support from MDE regarding resources available and expectations for pupil transportation operations.

Presenter(s): Troy Hansbarger, MDE

Presentation

 

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

 

10:30 – 11:00 am

180c — Creative Operations

Get ideas on how to be creative in meeting some of the obligations of a pupil transportation operation. Discuss handling unique homeless and special needs requests, to dealing with sports scheduling and more.

Presenter(s): Cynthia Valentine, Novi Community School District

 

11:00 – 11:45 am

180d — Transportation Safety

Bus incidents can have a substantial impact on your district – affecting everything from student safety, community confidence, interrupted routes, and budgets. Districts can greatly reduce the chance and severity of accidents by following best practices with maintenance programs and driver training. Learn the latest in claim trends, emerging dangers, and how to minimize common claims.

Presenter(s): Jamison Hagerty, SET SEG and Katrina Morris, West Shore ESD

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

 

1:15 – 4:30 pm

180e — Leveraging Training Resources

Engage in pertinent training provided by the Michigan Center for Truck Safety and how this training applies to school bus operations. Experience a state-of-the-art driving simulator and how this can help train bus drivers.

Presenter(s): Charles Culton, Steven Tatum, and Dolores Thomas, Michigan Center for Truck Safety

Handouts will be provided at the session.

Tuesday Afternoon

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Ballrooms AD, DeVos

193 — Benefits/Retirement

Emerald AB, Amway

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 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) benefits – when it must be offered and how it works. Required: Human Resource Specialist – Elective: all other tracks. 

Presenter(s): Leslie Cicalo, Lake Orion Community Schools; Michael P. McEvilly and Sean Shearon, GLP Financial Group; Isaac Updike and Autumn Ward, SET SEG

Presentation

Handouts:

 

194 — Principles of Education

Governor’s, Amway

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, Berkley School District and Karl D. Paulson, Lakeview Public Schools

Presentation

Handouts:


195 — Pupil Accounting Legislative Primer  

Haldane, Amway

Understanding the processes and procedures of pupil accounting requires a basic understanding of school funding, including knowledge of the State School Aid Act, the School Code, and Administrative Rules and how these elements intertwine and provide the cornerstone that drives the content of the Pupil Accounting Manual and the Pupil Auditing Manual. Required: Pupil Accounting Specialist and Pupil Accounting Auditor, and Specialist in Educational Data – Elective: all other tracks.

Presenter(s): Robert Dickinson, MPAAA

Presentation

196 — Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) Processor Workshop

Atrium, Amway

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, DTMB-ORS

Presentation 

 

Tuesday Evening

4:45 – 5:45 pm

Business Manager Academy Social Hour (Invitation Only)

President Ford, Amway

Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative (MISEC) Annual Meeting

Ruby, Amway

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Upper Peninsula School Business Officials Meeting

Thornapple, Amway

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Past President Reception and Dinner (Invitation only)

Rotunda, Amway

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