Emerging SBO Sessions

Tuesday, July 19, 2022


8:00am - 8:15am | Welcome


8:15am - 9:15am | Breakout Sessions

What's My Responsibility with School Food Service?

Food service can feel like an overwhelming maze to navigate as a new CSBO. Join us to learn more about the requirements, opportunities, best practices and resources available to make this seamless for you and your district.
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Speakers:
Michelle Kovar Business Office Coordinator, Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 300
Wendy Sedwick Coor./Business Services, Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 303
The Nuts & Bolts of Illinois Pension Systems

Do you know the differences between TRS and IMRF? How about Tier I vs. Tier II? Come on by for a ground floor discussion about the two major pension systems that impact public education.
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Speakers:
Jennifer Akin Business Office & Payroll Supervisor, Hawthorn CCSD 73
Albert Lerman Regional Representative, Horace Mann Insurance Company
Lead Your Team Through office Politics

Join us to learn how to navigate relationships within the district office, including when it is outside your department.
Presentation Coming Soon
Speakers:
Anthony Ruelli Chief School Business Official, Westmont CUSD 201
Mindy Bradford Executive Dir./Finance & Operations, Yorkville CUSD 115


9:30am - 10:30am | Breakout Sessions

Budgeting for Equity within School Districts

Budgeting for equity requires a different way of allocation financial resources from the traditional method of budget development. Equitable budgeting entails aligning the budget with district equity goals. Budgeting with an equity focus has been shown to improve outcomes for all students, not just for those with influence and powerful voices. 
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Speakers:
Ana Ochoa Chief School Business Offical, Burbank SD 111
Raphael Obafemi  Chief Financial Operating Officer, Evanston-Skokie CCSD 65
Top 10 Mistakes that CSBO Makes or Could Make in the First Year

Info coming soon.
Presentation Coming Soon

Speaker:
Tera Wagner Dir./Finance, CSBO, Cons. High Sch. Dist 230
First 90 Days in Transportation What a new SBO needs to know to start a new fiscal year regarding your transportation department. We will discuss fleets, personnel, policy and school code. Share real life experience and applications.
Presentation Coming Soon
Speaker:
 David Engelbrecht Superintendent, CSBO, Marengo CHSD 154
Tracy Hodgson Dir./Transportation, Marengo Union Elem. CSD 165

10:45am - 11:45am | Breakout Sessions

Communications 101

Communicating effectively is a necessary skill for school administrators. A CSBO needs to successfully deliver the message to a variety of school administrators.
Presentation Coming Soon

Speakers:
Dan Oberg Dir./Business Services, Comm. High Sch. Dist. 94
RJ Gravel Associate Superintendent, Glenbrook HSD 225
Chris Wildman Asst. Supt./Finance, CSBO, Comm. Cons. Sch. Dist. 46
Legislative Advocacy - Do Your Part!

Introduction to process and procedure for advocating for your school district with local and state governments.
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Speaker:
Curtis Saindon Asst. Supt./Business, CSBO, Woodridge Elem. SD 68
Bond Issuance From Start to Finish

Navigating the logistics of a bond issuance, from project inception, selecting the deal team, legal requirements, pricing, sale and closing.
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Speakers:
Andy Arndt Vice President, Baird Public Finance
Anjali Vij Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP


11:45am - 12:45pm | Lunch & Networking


12:45pm - 1:45pm | Breakout Sessions

Risk Management: a Shared Responsibility

Communication between School District Departments, CSBO/Business Management, can't do it all. (HR/Ops & Maintenance/Student Services/Transportation)
Presentation Coming Soon

Speakers:
Byron Given Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Ryan Doyle Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Bidding 101

Public bidding can be complex, confusing and filled with problems. A panel of experienced school bidding and purchasing professionals including a CSBO and school attorneys will explain the process from start to finish including the bidding exceptions and pre and post-bid problems with practical solutions.
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Speakers:
Christopher Gorman Attorney, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.
Matthew Gardner Partner, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.
Nicole Kennedy Purchasing Manager, Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 300
A Crash Course in School Facilities

This session will provide an overview of the Facilities Manager role in the day to day operations of the district.
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Speaker:
Aneta Mistak Buildings & Ground Supervisor, Twp. High Sch. Dist. 214


2:00pm - 3:00pm | Breakout Sessions

Twelve Months of Fun

Budgeting throughout the year.
Presentation Coming Soon

Speakers:
Jeff Feyerer Asst. Superintendent CSBO, Fairview South SD 72
Jay Kahn Dir./Finance & Operations, CSBO, Lake Bluff SD 65
Opening the Box for Emerging SBOs

Join us for a crash course on special education for the emerging SBO. Learn what you need to know to maximize revenues, control losts and build stringer relationships with your special education departments.
Presentation Coming Soon

Speakers:
Steve Smidl Business Manager, CSBO, Coop. Assoc. for Special Education
Melissa Geyman Dir./Business Services, CSBO, North Boone CUSD 200
Revenues for the Novice

Learn about local revenue, the property tax cycle and the ins and outs of the tax levy. Plus, hear an overview of the Evidence-Based Funding Formula and federal grants.
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Speakers:
Katie Hannigan Dir./Finance & Operations, CSBO, LaGrange Highlands SD 106
Andrea Meade  CPA, Miller, Cooper & Co. Ltd.