66th Annual Spring Conference Sessions

    MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018—9:00 AM

    FOOD & NUTRITION Menu Decision Makers Taste Testing (Invitation Only)
    Beth Brewster, Food Service Coordinator, Caroline County Public Schools
    Looking for new food items to build excitement about your school menus? This session is the one for you. It’s an opportunity to meet one-on-one with vendors and to taste the product fresh as you’re introduced to new products and advance information about new items coming to the market. You will have the opportunity to sit and critique each product and ask the vendors questions. This session is only for those who have a direct impact on the district menus. You will receive an entry ticket at registration.

    Room: 2nd floor ballroom (back entry)

    MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018—10:30 AM

    PURCHASING Disposing of Surplus School Property via Online Auction
    James Williams, Property Control Manager, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
    Learn how to dispose of surplus school property via an online auction and earn serious revenue for your school district. Public Surplus is one of the ten (10) largest online auction sites and is seen by millions of potential buyers worldwide. See why school districts, colleges and local governments nationwide are using Public Surplus for their property disposal needs, and earning serious revenue at the same time.  
    Room: 201
    TRANSPORTATION Youth Mental Health; Training for School Bus Personnel
    Karen Heinrich, Health Services Manager, Baltimore County Public Schools
    The Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Office of Transportation (OOT) recently partnered with the BCPS Office of Health Services (OHS) in an effort to provide enhanced youth oriented mental health training for school bus drivers and attendants, utilizing available grant aid.  Addressing real needs of our students in today’s society, this training initiative received remarkably positive responses from bus teams! This session will review the training content, provide feedback from the experience, and explore the need for such training in today’s environment.
    Room: 202
    HUMAN RESOURCES Sexual Harrasment in Post Harvey Weinstein World
    Leslie R. Stellman, Esq., School Attorney with Pessin Katz Law
    Sexual Harassment in a Post-Harvey Weinstein World: It can happen in your District! (Prevention, Investigation, Intervention) This presentation will cover the enormous impact that the “me too” movement has had on entertainment, government, the media, and the business world. Many school districts have harassment policies but fail to effectively implement them, so I will provide guidelines on investigating claims of sexual harassment and appropriate follow-up intervention.
    Room: 203
    FACILITIES Establishing Lighting Controls in a Climate of Rapidly Evolving Energy
    Jessica Chery-Hise, Electrical Designer and Lighting Consultant, Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, Inc.
    In today’s environment of multi-layered and quickly changing energy codes, turning on the lights is no longer as simple as flipping a switch! This presentation will explore the various energy codes being adopted by local jurisdictions and how to navigate the evolving landscape of digital lighting controls in order meet their requirements. We will look at why the requirements are driving more complex control systems, and the existing and emerging technologies that can help schools remain compliant. We will explore methods for establishing school system control standards to minimize maintenance and operation risks down the road, and the pitfalls that should be avoided in establishing these standards. Additionally, we will take a look into the future to introduce some of the cutting-edge technologies that look to revolutionize how lighting is used in the school setting.
    Room: 204
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Maximizing E-Rate to Create More Opportunities for Students to Connect
    Cyrus Verrani, Director, Infrastructure and Network Operations, District of Columbia Public Schools, and Kelly Hart, Manager, IT Contracts and Vendor Relations, District of Columbia Public Schools
    The Information Technology (IT) Division of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) manages the agency E-Rate program, which discounts telecommunications, internet access and internal connections.  In 2015, DCPS revised methods to maximize E-Rate rebates through strategic contracts and partnerships, increasing discounts by millions. DCPS IT then shifted disbursement practices in FY18 so that more funding will be readily available and WAN allocations could be increased at schools by 10 times their previous capacity.    
    Room: 205   
    PURCHASING How to Execute a Material & Equipment Pre-Purchase Strategy as part of your Capital Program
    Richard Moretti, Educational Facilities Planner, Studio JAED Architects, Engineers, Facilities Solutions
    This presentation outlines a pre-purchase strategy to be used in any capital program that will result in significant cost savings as well as reaping other benefits, including materials and equipment standardization.  All this can be achieved with little risk to the buyer and in a public bidding environment.  A case study will be presented where this methodology was utilized in a $195 million comprehensive capital improvement project spanning 6 years that resulted in a materials and equipment savings of over $6 million as compared to standard bidding.  Although well-suited for large-scale capital projects, this technique can be effectively and efficiently utilized for smaller projects, including different projects spanning subsequent years, as well.
    Room: 206
    SAFETY & SECURITY K12 Emerging Design Standards
    Johnathon Stanley, Vice President, Education Strategic Accounts, Tandus Centiva US
    The focus of any interior finishes selection for the built environment should be about solving a problem with human performance and comfort at the center. The CEFPI McConnell Award winner shares best practices to listen to both the community, teachers and students. Trends in collaboration spaces also contribute to even more activity which creates the need for new ways to manage that activity. Research shows that flooring plays a role in areas like acoustics, indoor air quality, safety, and even the thermal condition of the space to affect the students’ performance outcomes. A comparison of multiple flooring platforms will create an informed decision making processes. Today’s student and maintenance department will both contribute to recommendations for the environmental quality and performance of the learning environment - it’s the new sustainable way. We will look at a few common threads as well as a flooring Total Cost of Ownership.
    Room: 207
    ADMINISTRATIVE & FISCAL Clean Activity Fund Audit Simplified
    Dava Watson, Activity Fund Management Consultant, KEV Group
    School districts are responsible for millions of dollars of public funds generated through student raised funds. For this reason, they are extensively monitored both formally by auditors and informally by the general public. The financial goal for most districts and schools is to obtain a “clean” audit. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of cash flowing through schools, this can be challenging. Every successful audit is based on strong leadership and solid communication from the Central Office to principals, teachers, and school bookkeepers. Finance staff that identify issues and address them prior to an audit will set themselves up for success. We at KEV Group have compiled a checklist from a variety of sources to help ensure schools are ready for audit. Learn how to always achieve accurate results.
    Room: 208

    MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018—11:40 AM

    LEADERSHIP Net Zero Schools
    Cyndi Smith, Baltimore County Public Schools; Ron Skyles, AIA, Architectural Design Manager, Prince George’s County Public Schools; Scott Washington, Director of School Construction, Howard County Public Schools; and Melissa Wilfong, Grimm and Parker Architects
    This session will be a panel discussion with three leaders in facility departments throughout the state discussing Net Zero Energy Schools, the process and the lessons learned. Ron Skyles will discuss their process of decision making as they explore the possibility of NZE or net zero ready school design; Cyndi Smith will discuss how they have approached NZE design as they begin construction of two new NZE schools; and Scott Washington will discuss the lessons learned and changes made one year into operation of Maryland's first NZE school. After brief presentations, the panel will respond to questions each from their different perspective along the journey to a Net Zero Energy School.
    Room: 201
    ADMINISTRATIVE & FISCAL Stakeholder Engagement
    John White, Public information Officer, Prince Georges County Public Schools
    Stakeholder engagement is critical for maintaining the public’s trust and confidence in public schools and for generating support for county and state investments. We will discuss strategies for developing a meaningful engagement plan and what has been effective in Prince George’s County Public Schools that can be adopted regardless of the size of your school system.
    Room: 202
    HUMAN RESOURCES Building a Complete Safety Program to Reduce Risk and Improve Education
    Milton Nagel, Assistant Superintendent for Administration Services, Caroline County Public Schools
    Like the other 17 members of MABE’s group insurance pool, Caroline County Public Schools was using an online training course provider – for free – to train its faculty and staff on mandated topics such as bloodborne pathogens, child abuse, and bullying prevention. Wanting to provide a more comprehensive safety program that addressed more risk factors led the district to stop use of the provided online courses, even though they were free, and implement a comprehensive risk management and school safety program. The district now has automated mechanisms to manage online training, staff accident reporting and investigation, safety data sheets for chemicals, and more – all in one system. Come learn how breaking away from the mold helped Caroline County Public Schools streamline processes, ensure compliance in more areas than just staff training, and decrease risk to ensure schools are a safe place to work and learn.
    Room: 203
    FACILITIES Measuring Up; Using Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluation to Assess High Performance School Design
    Sean O’Donnell, Principal Perkins Eastman
    A design research study conducted by Perkins Eastman for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, a PreK-8 school located in Cambridge, MA to evaluate the achievement of the project’s design goals and to understand if and how high performance design strategies impacted building occupants’ well-being and performance. In both the pre- and post-occupancy evaluations, many sides of student and staff satisfaction, performance, wellness, and other psychological and physiological experiences were investigated. The methodology included before and after questionnaires; archival data review; literature review; and on-site measurements of indoor environment quality, including daylight, thermal comfort, acoustics, and air quality. The study showed that the high performance design strategies employed not only had a significant impact on occupant satisfaction, but also had measureable impact on building performance. These findings tie high performance design strategies to improved building performance and increased satisfaction, bringing the theoretical value-add proposition for high performance design into reality.
    Room: 204
    TRANSPORTATION State Transportation Director Gabriel Rose; Transportation Director, Maryland State Department of Education
    This session will be dedicated to current critical student transportation issues from a regional and national perspective.  What is the latest on seat belts, unfortunate crashes and NTSB updates, state financial resource allocation to our school districts, records management, latest best practices, the legislative update, unique local initiatives and objectives summary?  This will be a “need to attend” session.
    Room: 205
    SAFETY & SECURITY My School is Flooding! School Disaster Response and Recovery Scenario/Tabletop Exercise
    Chris Hauge, School Facilities Engineer, Dorchester County Public Schools; John Magoon, Risk Manager, MABE
    Every day, School Business Professionals hope and expect to encounter another “normal” day in Public K-12 education.  What happens when the phone rings and your “normal” is now your “disaster”?  School Facilities and Risk Management professionals will present a recent, real scenario that attendees will “game out” with their own responses.  At the conclusion to the “scenario” attendees will debrief as a group to  identify what went wrong, what went right, what are our collective remaining exposures and what steps we can take to protect our schools, employees and building occupants.
    Room: 206
    Tamara Petronka, MEEC Executive Director
    Learn how MEEC, Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium, supports its members. Leveraged hardware, software and service contracts, web and in-person seminars and an annual conference anchor the organization.  Learn how IT staff, Procurement Officers, classroom teachers and end users benefit from joining MEEC.
    Room: 207
    LEADERSHIP 2018 Legislative Update
    John Woolums, Esq., Director of Government Relations, MABE
    The 2018 legislative session saw the passage of major bills on school safety, child sex abuse prevention, funding reform, and school facilities. Find out how these new laws affect you as a school business professional.
    Room: 208

    MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018—3:00 PM

    PURCHASING When the Dark Side Surfaces: Addressing Fraud Schemes in Education
    Maribeth Vander Weele, President/CEO Vander Weele Group, LLC
    This session explains common fraud schemes in educational institutions, including procurement, payroll, charter school, and other types of frauds. It explores the scope of fraud in education and its consequences.  Using case studies, it discusses signs of a compromised organization and identifies means to prevent, detect, and address fraud.
    Room: 201
    ADMINISTRATIVE & FISCAL Combatting Waste in Every Step of the Sourcing Lifecycle
    Jason Isaacs, Senior VP, Client Development & Operations, Noodle Markets
    Waste in school spending is a top concern for K12 business officials, whether wasted funds or wasted time through cumbersome procurement processes. When stakeholders at multiple levels have a voice during appropriate purchasing stages, the right products, services, and systems can be implemented. That means finding opportunities to innovate during discovery, review, contracting, supply chain, and evaluation. What would it take for K12 procurement to reach the level of convenience, speed and competition as exists in the private sector–or even in consumer buying?
    Room: 202             
    Dr. Stephen Raucher, Emeritus; Ms. Faye Miller, Emeritus; and Ms. Alicia Hardisky, Emeritus
    In addition to social and professional programs, MRSPA sees to it that the State of Maryland continues to support our pensions. The leadership and membership of MD/DC ASBO overlaps that of MRSPA. Presenters MRSPA President Faye Miller, Treasurer Alicia Hardisky and Finance Chair Steve Raucher are all MD/DC ASBO Past Presidents. We are working hard to continue to help Maryland School Business Officials in retirement, and look forward to helping the MD/DC ASBO Emeritus Section provide meaningful sessions in Ocean City for retirees. The session will include information on the MRSPA Legislative Priorities; Travel Opportunities; Scholarships; buying discounts (affinity programs) and other membership benefits.
    Room: 203
    FACILITIES What’s Next after the Knott Commission?
    Martin G. Knott Jr., Chair, Maryland 21st Century School Facilities Commission; Robert A. Gorrell, Executive Director, Maryland Public School Construction Program; Alex L. Szachnowicz, P.E., Chief Operating Officer, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (Knott Commission); Andrew Onukwubiri, RA, Supervisor of Capital Programs, Prince George’s County Public Schools; Christopher L. Morton, Supervisor of Facilities Management, Harford County Public Schools; John R. Woolums, Esq., Director of Governmental Relations, Maryland Association of Boards of Education; and Lori Walls, Director of Client Relations, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh Associates – Architects
    Please join us as our panel of diverse professionals reflect on the implementation of recommendations developed by the Knott Commission. We will dive into the legislation resulting from the commission’s report as well as the areas of public school construction that have not changed. Consideration of the following questions will be structured to provide transparency and clarity into the process: 1. What strategies is the IAC/PSCP considering to ensure Maryland school facilities are fiscally, sustainable, healthy and safe learning environments? 2. Will funding for systemics and maintenance projects be removed completely?, and 3. What are the proposed changes to the funding structure and when will they take effect? Everyone should attend this session; the responses may surprise you! The session will end with panel responding to questions from the audience.
    Room: 207/208
    LEADERSHIP Providing an Academic and Arts Specialty School Facility
    Renard Alexander - Director of Facilities Initiatives/District of Columbia Public Schools, Chris Graae - Principal/ Cox, Graae + Spack Architects, Allam Al-Alami - Operations Manager/Department of General Services, Ronald L. Newman - Director of Operations and Collaborative Arts/Duke Ellington School of the Arts
    Founded in 1974 by Mike Malone and Peggy Cooper Cafritz in a National Landmark dating from 1898, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA), remains the sole D.C. public high school to offer a dual curriculum encompassing professional arts training, academic enrichment and preparation for college and careers in the arts. In August 2017, the DC Public Schools, the DC Department of General Services and the Design/Build team of LBA-CGS JV /GCS-SIGAL completed a major modernization project that provided a state-of-the-art 21st Century building that continues and dramatically expands the tradition of arts and academic training. The presentation will outline how this mission was accomplished by providing a comprehensive new design with unique features, strategic space utilization concepts and operational programming that allows academics, arts, theaters and performance venues to coexist in a single facility.
    Room: 204
    FOOD & NUTRITION Why Does my “free” Cheese Cost $20,000?
    Mike Birkmeyer, Section Chief, Maryland State Department of Education
    This session will cover the USDA Foods Program, how school entitlement is determined, how schools can maximize their entitlement utilization, and the actual costs involved.  We will discuss proper procurement of USDA Foods and how USDA Foods relate to the Buy American Provision.
    Room: 205
    SAFETY & SECURITY Beyond ADA Designing for Students with Special Needs
    Greg Overkamp, Associate Senior Project Manager, Stantec Architecture
    The sound of a flickering fluorescent lamp.  The thud of a rooftop unit starting up.  The sound of a fire engine passing by.  All of these are examples of common occurrences that be a significant detriment to a student with special needs.  While ADA addresses concerns for those with physical disabilities, it does not address developmental disabilities.  Using the new Patterson Claremont School design in Baltimore, MD as an example, this session will examine strategies to create successful learning environments for students with special needs and the rationale behind them.
    Room: 206       

    TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018—10:30 AM

    FOOD & NUTRITION Increasing Breakfast Participation
    Michael Gallagher, Customer Account Specialist, General Mills
    Showing and presenting solutions to increase breakfast participation statewide.
    Room: 201
    ADMINISTRATIVE & FISCAL Overview of Project and Performance Management
    Jennifer Martin-Johnson, Senior Program Manager, Prince Georges County Public Schools

    The presentation is about how project management and performance management help garner improved accountability and efficiency in any organization. Each department should develop metrics indicating their anticipated work goals for the year indicated via SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timebound) outcomes for the organization and the milestones (deliverables) that need to be done to make those a reality. The work or milestones should be tracked using project management methodology to keep work on track so there are no surprises. These methodologies are practical and useful for any department or division in a school district or any type of organization. This presentation provides an overview of project management and performance management methodologies.
    Room: 202
    HUMAN RESOURCES Adult Learning: Theory to Practice
    Dr. Liz Berquist, Coordinator of Professional Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
    Every environment is a learning environment.  Leaders and managers are often tasked with introducing new information in the workplace.  In order to support employees as they engage with new content, it is helpful for leaders to have an understanding of adult learning theory in order to apply this knowledge to practice. This session will focus on the foundations of adult learning: emotions, history, knowing why, self-direction, internalizing learning and problem centered learning. We will provide time for session participants to apply these principles to their work environment.
    Room: 203
    FACILITIES A Systemic Approach to Evaluating the Building Enclosure
    Steven J. Bohlen, Associate/Senior Project Manager, Gale Associates
    Building enclosure systems require routine maintenance, periodic restoration, and eventual replacement. Often, incorrect assumptions are made regarding origin of problems, leading to improper/inadequate repairs. Presenters will demonstrate a systematic approach to conducting an enclosure study. Since the quality of an evaluation has a direct effect upon the ability to develop tight design document, the presentation will reveal that a thorough evaluation can save expenses during construction, limit change orders, and/or after construction (i.e. service life).
    Room: 204
    TRANSPORTATION On the Road to a New Facility
    Holly Nelson, Facilities Planner, Frederick County Public Schools; Roger Fritz, Director of Construction, Frederick County Public Schools; Leslie Pellegrino, Chief Financial Officer, Frederick County Public Schools
    We’re all familiar with tight operating budgets and increasing need for services whether due to increases in population or new mandates. Providing enough seats on buses and in our schools are clear priorities, so how can a school system provide adequate transportation or maintenance facilitates without pitting the staff against the kids? Frederick County Public Schools has been maintaining school busses in a tiny, three-bay garage for almost 40 years, in spite of a 1996 study that identified the need for a new facility.  Over the facility’s life, the student population has nearly doubled. since 2016, a team of staff from the transportation, facilities, and finance departments have been collaborating on a feasibility study and plan of action that will allow FCPS to move forward with a new facility using operating budget funds. Learn how FCPS is realizing this  long-deferred project and some of the opportunities and challenges they are facing.
    Room: 205
    FACILITIES Never Say Never—Designing a 21st Century High School For, With, and By the Community
    Chris Hauge, School Facilities Engineer, Dorchester County Public Schools; Peter Winebrenner, Principal, HCM Architects; and Sam Slacum, Energy and Projects Manger, Dorchester County Public Schools
    The challenges facing school districts to fund school construction projects are only getting greater.  With escalating construction costs, tightening budgets, and aging infrastructure, it’s any wonder anything gets built.  Coupled with exciting new strategies in education, learning and facility technologies, this seemingly contradictory collision of financial challenges and educational opportunities has actually been fueling a new breed of school design. Dorchester County, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is in the midst of replacing one of its two high schools.  As a rural, often under-resourced district, Dorchester must optimize their scarce and precious capital dollars as they look to improve the learning environments for their students.  Facing a seemingly impossible task – securing almost $50-million to replace the North Dorchester High School – the leadership at the County banded together through this common goal.  By focusing on the school as a true community asset, the community, school district, county government partners and their planning team embarked on a multi-year journey. This session will explore the strategies and tactics the county and design team employed, ultimately securing full county and state support for this vibrant new 21st-century learning environment, designed not just FOR the community, but also WITH them and ultimately BY them.  Learn how school planning and design projects can successfully leverage community support, relationships and momentum, to overcome even the most seemingly impossible of tasks.
    Room: 206
    SAFETY & SECURITY Emergency and Crisis Management Technology Always at your Fingertips (PHILLIPS BEST PRACTICE AWARD)
    Glenn Belmore, Risk Manager, Charles County Public Schools
    Updating emergency and crisis plans for smart phone and iPad technology creating a technological environment that seamlessly connects administrator, teachers, staff, and law enforcement, regardless of location to a wealth of information, drawing, plans, and contacts, all at the tip of your finger.
    Room: 207
    LEADERSHIP School Business Leadership in 21st Century
    Dr. Rhonda Rabbitt, Dean, School of Education, Wilkes University
    Over the past year, minding your school’s business operations at the most efficient and impactful level has been the theme for my work with the ASBOs.  Whether it’s foodservice or transportation, school business officials are responsible for the elements of education that greatly contribute to the well being of our students. The tactical knowledge in these areas – skills our master’s degree in School Business Leadership are designed to address – are obviously critical. But there’s one characteristic that’s just as important: the ability to lead. Minding your school’s business requires leadership--and you are the most challenging person you will lead! Come to this engaging session to learn about effective leadership in challenging times. Because as Aristotle stated, “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” Come to this session as your first intentional choice toward becoming an excellent leader.
    Room: 208

    TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018—11:40 AM

    PURCHASING Decrypting Currency
    Bill Meekins, Purchasing Agent, Frederick County Public Schools
    Is physical money on the way out? It very well could be! Come learn about the current world of cryptocurrency. Explore its history! Amaze at its growth and worldwide acceptance! Discover what it can mean for the future of online payments! Walk out with a better understanding of: the history of cryptocurrency, how the blockchain works, pros and cons of cryptocurrency, and cryptocurrency moving forward
    Room: 201
    ADMINISTRATIVE & FISCAL Leveraging Creative Funding to Address Asset Modernization
    Karen Galindo-White, Senior Business Development Manager, ESG
    Leveraging creative funding sources is becoming a critical skill in today’s cash-strapped world of K-12.  With continued budget cuts and aging infrastructures, the gap between available funding and needed funding continues to grow.  This session will offer some proven and simple tools to fill the gap to start addressing critical system upgrades quickly with money that will otherwise be spent unnecessarily.
    Room: 202
    HUMAN RESOURCES Executive Compensation
    Tricia Katebini, Manager, Clifton, Larson, Allen
    Fairly or unfairly, there is increasingly an expectation that executive salaries at nonprofit organizations should be lower than at for profit companies. This session will look at understanding what reasonable compensation is for executives, and how to ensure that procedures are in place at your organization to justify the compensation levels set. Additionally, we look at the proper reporting of such compensation on your Form 990.
    Room: 203
    FACILITIES Build with Strength—Create a Legacy of Sustainable Schools using Concrete Systems for Floors/Walls
    Gregg Lewis, Executive Vice President, Strategy Concrete Promotion Division, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
    Building materials play an increasing role in the safety and resiliency of our structures and communities while reducing life-cycle costs for long-term owners. During this seminar, the speaker will present the following topics: Innovations in concrete technology (materials, formwork and equipment) for school building construction; Case studies that show how school buildings can be more resilient and more energy efficient; Complimentary Design Center to assist in choosing the right concrete solution—Concrete frame and post-tension flat plate systems, Voided slab systems, Insulating concrete forming (ICF) systems and Tilt-up concrete wall systems.
    Room: 204
    TRANSPORTATION The Bus Services Contract: Procurement Issues, Development, Design, Implementation & Management
    Winship Wheatley, ASBO Emeritus, AACPS Retired Transportation Director
    Securing an effective and durable student transportation price and service contract may seem to some onerously complex.  To others it is elusive! To some, price efficacy is at issue.  At this session we will examine the key elements of a transportation services contract; those elements producing the necessary mutual partnership, the required dedication to safety, and the highest reasonable performance standards while at the same time matching your demand requirements and existing geographic conditions with available capital and human resources and local constraints.
    Room: 205
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Student Education Planning Guide: Collaboration between Technology and Instruction to Create a Web-based Tool for Schools, Students, and Parents
    Susan P. Brown, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Harford County Public Schools
    Students and families begin educational planning early in the K-12 career. The vision of Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) is to inspire and prepare each student to achieve success in college and career. A strong partnership between the business and instructional divisions is critical to achieve this vision. Each school system employee from classroom teacher to building and central office administrator, in both the instructional and business divisions of a school system, support students and families in goal attainment. Beginning in 2016, the HCPS Offices of School Counseling, Technology, and the Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment collaborated to develop a web-based educational planning tool. The HCPS Student Education Planning Guide (SEPG) supports students and families in conjunction with school-based staff in the planning process of student educational secondary and post-secondary goals.
    Room: 206
    SAFETY & SECURITY Who Ya Gonna Call? - DCPS Strategic School Operations (SSO) Call Center
    Jacqueline Speight, Manager, District of Columbia Public Schools
    DCPS’ Strategic School Operations (SSO) Call Center provides communication linkages between schools, central office and school strategy and logistics personnel. The SSO Call Center is responsible for receiving and prioritizing general inquiries, emergent, non-emergency and emergency communications from Instructional Superintendents, Principals, DSL/MSLs, Strategic School Operations Specialist, and central office staff. This work involves evaluating incoming calls and emails to determine the appropriate level of engagement, then transmitting information and messaging to appropriate stakeholders, departments, and offices. During this session, participants will explore how to identify caller’s needs, clarify information, assess and transmit data to coordinate appropriate response resources through resolution.  Participants will also learn how to respond to, and support schools before, during and after emergent issues and emergencies by examining baseline and trend/gap analysis data on operational matters.
    Room: 207
    LEADERSHIP DC Public Schools Recycle Program
    Beth Gingold, District of Columbia Public Schools Recycle Program; Renard Alexander, Director of Facilities Initiatives, District of Columbia Public Schools
    The DCPS Recycles! program has recognized more than 50 schools for recycling success and is rolling out organics recycling in cafeterias in all 115 schools over the next two years. In DC Public Schools (DCPS), recycling performance is not correlated with indicators related to demographics or academic performance. Success is highly dependent on principal and custodial leadership, and whether there is a culture established of teamwork between custodial and teaching staff. This presentation will demonstrate how every school can recycle by sharing success stories from across the city.
    Room: 208

    TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018—2:30 PM

    LEADERSHIP School Business Leadership in the 21st Century: Leadership Amplified
    Dr. Rhonda Rabbitt, Dean, School of Education, Wilkes University
    As stated in today’s School Business Leadership in the 21st Century presentation session, tactical knowledge is needed for new and veteran administrators. It is the core of what is offered in our online School Business Leadership program, but there is another characteristic which is equally important: Your ability to lead. In my morning presentation, I highlighted the truth that you are the most challenging person you will lead. In this 2-hour afternoon workshop, we will continue the process of personal discovery and contemplation in order to best set up plans for individual growth and success as a leader.
    Originally scheduled as a Gaddis Leadership Academy Meeting; however this session is now open to all attendees
    Room: 208