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Thursday, October 3, 2019  


On November 6 and 7, Indiana ASBO will present four Certification Program courses at the Primo Banquet & Conference Center in Indianapolis.  The four courses are: 

Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety (ADM115); 
Introduction to Facilities & Grounds Administration (BG116); 
Maintenance Operations (BG120); and, 
Landscape and Grounds Maintenance (BG140).  

Please review your portfolios to see if you need any or all of these courses.  Registration information can be found on the IASBO website.  The agendas for November 6 and 7 are as follows:

November 6, 2019

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9:00 a.m.
Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety  (ADM115)
Mike Salazar, Vice President, Gregory & Appel Insurance
Andy Brown, Sr. Vice President, Gregory & Appel Insurance

The course will present the basics of risk management and a review of the types of insurances needed by school operations.  The primary focus will be on worker’s compensation, property/casualty, liability, errors and omissions, valuable papers, rental value, and other school specialty risks.  A portion of the program will be devoted to understanding options for purchasing insurance, pools, cooperatives, safety committees, and self-funded programs.  The course will provide an overview of environmental health and safety relative to the school environment.                                              

Noon - Lunch 

12:45 p.m.
Introduction to Facilities & Grounds Administration  (BG116)
Steve Tobias, Director of Buildings Grounds, & Safety, Tippecanoe School Corporation     
The goal of the course is to introduce new administrators to the basics of facility and grounds administration.  The role of the Facilities Manager in the educational community and the impact of facilities on the learning and work environment will be the major focus of the course.  Legal and regulatory responsibilities will be discussed.  Specific topics will include staffing and staff training, roofs, parking lot maintenance, lighting, day-to-day cleaning and maintenance, long term maintenance programs, pest control, mold, indoor air quality, utility management, landscape, and grounds care.  The course will also touch on long term planning for facility renovation.

4:00 p.m. - Adjourn

November 7, 2019

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9:00 a.m.
Maintenance Operations (BG120)
Nate Koets, Director of Facilities, Concord Community Schools

The course will provide an overview of maintenance operations, including an emphasis on preventative maintenance, scheduling and staffing, work order tracking systems, and service contracts.  Safety practices and procedures for maintenance personnel will be emphasized.  
Noon - Lunch 

1:00 p.m.
Landscape and Grounds Maintenance  (BG140)
Tim Gibb, Clinical Professor, Insect Diagnostician / Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Purdue University     
Discover the advantages of using plants that are native to local Indiana climates.  Learn how to select plants and landscaping materials that are both friendly to the local environment and require little care.  The course will explore daily care and long-term maintenance practices for school grounds as well as athletic fields. Integrated Pest Management & proactive pest control will be addressed. Selection criteria, maintenance, and safe use of grounds equipment will be explored.  

4:00 p.m. - Adjourn