Wednesday, May 10

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Annual Meeting Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshop & Certification Course Refreshment Break

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Pre-Conference Workshops & Certification Course

• Federal Education Update
Noelle Ellerson Ng, Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy, AASA: The School Superintendents Association

Mrs. Ellerson Ng, legislative liaison for the Association of School Business Officials International, will provide a federal education update dealing with the latest work of the new Congress and the new administration. The voice of school business officials matters when it comes to federal education policy. Ellerson Ng will provide updates on ESSA, school funding, Supreme Court cases, the Trump administration, and more.

• Affordable Care Act Compliance (ACA)
W. James Hamilton, Partner, Bose, McKinney & Evans, LLC

Significant modifications will be made to the Affordable Care Act and accompanying regulations during 2017. These changes may generate opportunities for public schools that are sufficiently prepared. Mr. Hamilton will provide attendees with practical, timely advice about how to best take advantage of these changes in 2017 and beyond.
Five Top Things to Consider When Reviewing Ancillary Employee Benefits
During the final hour, a panel of practitioners, vendors, and legal experts will discuss 403(b) best practices within the context of the overall importance of reviewing ancillary employee benefits. Trends in employee benefits within the public education sector will also be discussed.

• Accrual Accounting (A114)
Michelle Cronk, Director of Business, Kokomo School Corporation

The course will compare and contrast cash and accrual accounting and explore strengths and weaknesses in each method. Students will learn to read, understand, and explain the difference between Income Statements and Balance Statements prepared under the accrual-basis vs. the same types of reports prepared under the cash-basis accounting. Students will discover why the terms Owner’s Equity, Retained Earnings, Profit, Prepaid Expenses, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Capital, Net Fixed Assets and the relationship between Assets, Liabilities and Owner’s Equity are important to the businesses who use accrual accounting. Students will learn how revenue and expenditures are recorded in accrual-based accounting vs. cash-basis accounting and the importance of recognizing the value of fixed assets and real property. This course will help participants to be able to communicate with various organizations such as the community, the school board, and Chamber of Commerce.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch for Pre-Conference Workshops & Certification Course Participants

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Pre-Conference Workshops & Certification Courses

• Federal Education Update (Repeat of a.m. Workshop)

• Affordable Care Act Compliance (ACA) (Repeat of a.m. Workshop)

• Fiscal Management of Federal Funds: Title I, Special Education, School Nutrition
IDOE Title I, Special Education, School Nutrition Staff

This seminar is designed for the school business officials and program directors responsible for ensuring fiscal compliance with federal funding. Title I, Special Education – IDEA, and School Nutrition experts from the IDOE will discuss federal regulations, fiscal procedures, and recordkeeping requirements relating to their program. Topics may include procurement rules, suspended/debarred vendors, indirect costs, personnel, and others. A question and answer session will follow.

• School Law & Administrative Rules – Advanced (ADM112)
Lisa Tanselle, General Counsel, Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA)

The course is designed to provide an in-depth look at tort liability, students with disabilities, and employment issues, including terms and conditions of employment, benefits, discrimination, hiring procedures, termination, employee rights, special education, and interlocal agreements.

• Food & Nutrition Administration (ADM118)
Sara Gasiorowski, Child Nutrition Director, MSD of Wayne Township

The course provides an overview of record keeping, basic laws governing food nutrition sales and purchasing, government commodity program, staffing, free/reduced lunch programs, labor relations, and safety practices. The course will also discuss menu planning, nutrition standards, and marketing.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Mixer

Thursday, May 11

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Session

9:45 a.m. – Noon Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Treasurer / Deputy Treasurer Round Tables
Choose two 30-minute sessions

Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Clinic Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 5:30p.m. Clinic Sessions
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Awards Banquet

8:45 p.m. Hospitality with Live Band
Sponsored by American Fidelity & Stifel

Friday, May 12

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Research Committee Meetings

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Clinic Sessions

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Clinic Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break/Hotel Check-Out Time

11:00 a.m. – Noon Think Tank Round Tables
• Chief Financial Officers/Superintendents – Small Corporations 2,000 and less ADM
• Chief Financial Officers/Superintendents – Medium Corporations 2,001-8,000 ADM
• Chief Financial Officers/Superintendents – Large Corporations 8,001 + ADM
• Treasurers / Business Office Specialists
• Human Resources
• School Operations: Facility / Technology / Transportation

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Closing Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Super Session
2017 Indiana General Assembly Review
Dennis Costerison, IASBO Executive Director

For a downloadable Agenda and Registration Form, please click the following links:
Agenda 2017 Annual Meeting
Registration Form 2017 Annual Meeting