Creating a Lean Culture to Become the Model for Urban Education
Nick Lenhardt, Controller; Emma Knapp, Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Des Moines Schools
Learn how Des Moines Schools are eliminating wasteful practices and building a culture where leadership supports the empowerment of employees while building their problem-solving ability.
Helping Boards Make Sound Decisions with IASB Data Tools
Shawn Snyder, School Finance Director; Patti Schroeder, School Finance Director, IASB
IASB finance experts will provide an overview of data tools available to members including the “Seven General Fund Key Indicators” and “New Money Calculator,” and share best practices for sound financial planning and decision-making.
Early Trends in Labor Relations Under HF 291
Eric Howard, HR Services Director, IASB
What are the trends and issues emerging as a result of significant changes to Iowa Code Chapter 20 by the 2017 legislature? In this session we’ll discuss takeaways from the Fiscal Year 2018 Teacher Compensations and Benefits Survey, covering frequently asked questions and IASB resources to help your district.
Tom Cooley, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education
Recent legislation has emphasized providing flexibility in use of school funding. This session will explore the board’s expanded role in use of various funding streams, including the recently created flexibility account. The upcoming requirement for school-level expenditure reporting under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will also be discussed.
Health Insurance No Longer A Bargaining Option: Now What?
Join Holmes Murphy insurance experts in an informative and interactive discussion on how your school district can save money without sacrificing employee benefits. Learn more about the many lines of coverage offered by the majority of school districts today. Leave with plenty of ideas to implement in your own district!