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IASBO Summer Institute

Monday, May 13, 2019  


IASBO will present five Certification Courses at the Summer Institute on June 4-5 at the Primo South Banquet and Convention Center in Indianapolis.  Please review your portfolios to see if you need any of these courses.  Registration can be made on the IASBO website.  The agendas for June 4-5 are as follows:

June 4, 2019

  8:30 a.m.                 Registration

  9:00 a.m.                 Public Works Law & Administration
                                    John Voigt, Chief Operations Officer, Brownsburg Community Schools                                   

 The course will emphasize the basics starting with the public works laws that apply to schools and includes principles in the planning and design of facilities from conception to bonding, options in methods of construction management, selection of design, and construction professionals.   

12:00 p.m.                 Lunch

  1:00 p.m.                 Construction Finance (ADM114) 
                                    Jane Herndon, Partner, Ice Miller

The course will begin with the legal issues and planning activities to be performed prior to beginning a construction project.  It will cover in detail: funding sources available to a school corporation, 1028 hearing, preliminary determination process, referendums, and bidding requirements.  Other topics will include Trustee/Paying Agent, record keeping, continuing disclosure and arbitrage, investment of bond proceeds, capitalized interest, energy savings contracts, and refunding concepts.   

  4:00 p.m.                 Adjournment

June 5, 2019

  8:30 a.m.                 Registration

  9:00 a.m.                 School Law & Administrative Rules – Advanced (ADM112)
                                    Lisa Tanselle, General Counsel, Indiana School Boards Assn.

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. 

12:00 p.m.                 Lunch

  1:00 p.m.                 Performance Evaluation (HR120)
                                    Dr. Shenia Suggs, Asst. Superintendent for Human Resources
                                    Kyle Fessler, Deputy Human Resources Officer, MSD of Wayne Township

Learn the difference between observation and formal evaluation, how and when to evaluate employees, what documentation should be placed in the employee’s personnel file, and what type of follow-up should be administered.  Employer intervention programs, employee disciplinary action, probation and discharge will be discussed.   


1:00 p.m.                   Custodial Operations  (BG115)
                                    Angela Britain-Smith, Director of Operations, MSD of Washington Township
                                    Brent England, Operations Manager, MSD of Washington Township
                                    Rebecca Coffman, Chief Operations Officer, Zionsville Community SC

The course offers an overview of custodial operations with an emphasis on procedure manuals, scheduling and staffing, training (equipment and safety), proper use of equipment and supplies, and the advantages/disadvantages of service contracts.  The safe use of cleaning chemicals and equipment, and on-the-job injury prevention will be stressed.  

   4:00 p.m.                 Adjournment


Position:             Director of Human Resources
Corporation:      MSD of Washington Township


Post the Position May 24, 2019                                     

Last Day of Posting May 13-28, 2019                                

Review Applications & SparkHire Interviews May 30, 2019                                     

AM Community Interviews June 3, 2019                                      

Cabinet Final Interviews June 12, 2019                                    

Board Approval with start date in June for Transition

The specific job description is attached to posting #2352 available on the MSDWT website (


Position:          Chief Financial Officer
Corporation:    Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation

Job Responsibilities:  Supervises the functions of accounting, payroll, and benefits.  Responsible for the development of the corporation budget.  Assists in long-term planning for capital needs.  Reports to the Superintendent.

Qualifications:  ● School district financial experience strongly recommended ● 4-Year college degree strongly recommended

 260 Day Contract Salary Range $109,000 - 119,000  

Interested applicants should email application materials by 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 20, 2019 to  Dr. Jack Parker, Superintendent at  

Application materials include: ● Letter of interest ● Current resume ● Current transcripts ● Letters of recommendation (a minimum of 3) ● Completed Certified MVCSC Application

Direct any questions to our consultant, Dr. Paul Gabriel at or to  Dr. Jack Parker at