News & Updates

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison   GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES House Education Committee On Tuesday morning, the committee heard SB 409, collective bargaining.  The bill changes the beginning date for official collective bargaining to September 15.  All other dates for bargaining are changed by 45 days.  The bill passed the committee by a vote of

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General Assembly Activities

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES House Ways & Means Committee Today, the committee heard HB 196, school debt service obligations.  This is the bill that fixes the issues that Standard & Poor’s have with the state intercept provision dealing with debt obligations.  Testifying in favor of the bill were: IASBO, Chamber

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IASBO 2017 STATEWIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison IASBO STATEWIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS The Indiana ASBO Awards Committee chaired by Denise Seger conducted a conference call to select the statewide award recipients for this year.  The statewide recipients are: Treasurer of the Year – Denise Sempf, Hanover Community School Corporation School Business Official of the Year – Vaughn

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News & Updates

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES On Monday afternoon, the School Finance Subcommittee for the Senate Appropriations Committee met to hear testimony on the K-12 issues in HB 1001, state budget.  Senator Ryan Mishler is the chair of the subcommittee.  Representative Jeff Thompson explained the House version of the school distribution formula.

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April 11th IASBO Certification Courses

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison APRIL 11 CERTIFICATION COURSES Indiana ASBO will be sponsoring two certification courses on April 11 at The Palms in Plainfield.  The courses are: Emergency Preparedness Management (BG110) and Custodial Operations (B115).  Please check your portfolios to see if you need one or both courses.  The registration form for the

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General Assembly Activities

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES House Ways and Means Committee Last week, the committee heard two bills that IASBO is watching.  The first was SB 567, Gary schools and the DUAB.  The bill will allow the Distressed Unit Appeals Board to name the Gary Community Schools a distressed political subdivision.  Then

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IASBO February InterCom

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison FEBRUARY INTERCOM The February edition of the IASBO InterCom is now available on the IASBO website.  http://www.indiana-asbo.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/FEB-2017-InterCom-WEB.pdf  This edition contains the following items: IASBO President Weedie Smith’s article; Denny pays tribute to Mary McIntyre; the IASBO 2017 Professional Development Calendar; IASBO Sponsors; IASBO New Members; an article from the

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IASBO & CoSN TECHNOLOGY AND DATA: ANALYZE, UTILIZE, SUSTAIN SEMINAR

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison IASBO & CoSN TECHNOLOGY AND DATA: ANALYZE, UTILIZE, SUSTAIN SEMINAR On March 21, Indiana ASBO and the Indiana Chief Technology Officer Council (CoSN) will sponsor a seminar entitled “Technology & Data: Analyze, Utilize, Sustain”.  The seminar will be held at The Palms in Plainfield.  This seminar is designed for

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Lead Sampling Program for Indiana’s Public Schools

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison LEAD SAMPLING PROGRAM FOR INDIANA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS IASBO and IAPSS have been working with the Indiana Finance Authority regarding a voluntary Lead Sampling Program for Indiana’s Public Schools.  Letters have been sent to all superintendents on this issue.  The press release from the Indiana Finance Authority is listed below.

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General Assembly Activities

TO:                         IASBO Members FROM:                  Denny Costerison GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES Senate Appropriations Committee This morning, the committee heard SB 196, intercept of school funds for bond payments.  Senator Kenley is the author of the bill.  This is the bill that expands the Indiana intercept provision in response to the Standard and Poor’s negative CreditWatch for all

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