Breakout Sessions I
Legislative Recap: Debriefing the 2017 Legislative Session and Looking Ahead to 2018 - View PPT
Phil Jeneary, Government Relations Director, Iowa Association of School Boards
Emily Piper, Lobbyist, Iowa Association of School Boards
Join Phil and Emily for an in-depth recap of the 2017 legislative session and gain a deeper understanding of how passed legislation will impact your district. Plus, find out what issues the legislature will face in 2018 and how you can get ahead of the game—educated, prepared and ready to advocate on issues important to your district.
New Board Candidates and School Finance—What Do They Really Need to Know? - View PPT
Harry Heiligenthal, Leadership Development Director; Lou Ann Gvist, Board Development Director; and Patti Schroeder, School Finance Director, Iowa Association of School Boards
It’s new board candidate season! How prepared are you to help candidates understand school finance from a bird's-eye view? In this session we’ll discuss strategies for preparing and sharing information to keep the conversation at the governance level. You’ll leave with a handy framework to help you select essential school finance concepts and tips to avoid drawing candidates into the weeds – even before they are potentially elected to the board.
Representation Elections: Changes to Iowa Code Chapter 20 - View PPT
Jasmina Sarajilija, Administrative Law Judge; and Amber DeSmet, Administrative Law Judge, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
Iowa Code chapter 20 was amended by House File 291 during the 2017 legislative session. House File 291 requires the Public Employment Relations Board to conduct retention and recertification elections for all employee organizations that are certified to represent a bargaining unit. PERB will provide an overview of bargaining unit determinations and different representation elections conducted by the agency with an emphasis on this new retention and recertification election.
So, What’s Happening with Department of Education Facilities Data Collection? - View PPT
Gary Schwartz, Consultant, Bureau of Finance, Facilities, Operations and Transportation Services
The Department of Education has developed a comprehensive facilities data collection system that, when populated, will provide a detailed inventory of school sites, school attendance buildings, and additions to the buildings. The data collection includes condition of all school attendance centers and building additions. The due date for the initial data collection has not been established to allow school districts enough time to input data. Find out the latest updates from department staff on the status of this collection process.