Events

INDUSTRY/ ASSOCIATION EVENT

2019 CASBO Annual Conference

San Diego Convention Center — April 15 - April 18
INDUSTRY/ ASSOCIATION EVENT

San Diego Convention Center — April 15 - April 18

Network. Learn. Enjoy. Grow!

Welcome to the best place to connect and collaborate in school business!

  • 150+ in-depth professional development sessions presented by state & national experts
  • 300 exhibitors showcasing their products and solutions at California’s largest school business expo
  • 2,500+ attendees, including the best and brightest in school leadership
  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • To be held at the San Diego Convention Center

For 90 years, CASBO has been uniting school business leaders to help you hone your skills, advance your career and build your network.

Meet face to face with your colleagues and friends, connect with their knowledge and expertise, and start cultivating connections throughout school business today!

Click here to register.


DWK Speaking Schedule

BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID FACILITIES CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Tuesday, April 16, 2018 (8:00 am – 9:00 am)

Marilyn Cleveland (Shareholder), Deidree Sakai (Shareholder), William B. Tunick (Shareholder) et al.

Increased scrutiny is being placed on the relationships between school districts and service providers. With Fair Political Practices Commission investigations of potential violations resulting from unreported gifts, it is critical for public officials and private companies to develop a shared understanding of the rules and the repercussions of violations; best practices for officials; and best practices for vendors to engage in productive, ethical relationships while meeting the business objectives of both sides.


JOINT HR & PAYROLL PROFESSIONAL COUNSILS LUNCH – BRIDGING THE LEAVES GAP BETWEEN HR, BUSINESS AND PAYROLL
Tuesday, April 16, 2018 (12:15 pm – 1:30 pm)

Chelsea Olson Murphy (Special Counsel)

There are more than 20 different types of leaves of absence affecting public school employees in California arising from numerous areas of the law. In this joint human resources and payroll session, we’ll identify which leave-of-absence laws apply to a particular employee situation, explore the myriad ways they interact with one another, discuss how to track them, and explain what notifications need to be provided so that you can evaluate your own systems and departments to ensure compliance. This workshop will be beneficial for anyone who plays a role in handling employee leaves of absence to help you identify exactly what those roles are in order to ensure a smooth execution of the leaves process.


MAKING YOUR CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE WORK FOR BOTH THE COMMUNITY AND THE DISTRICT
Tuesday, April 16, 2018 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Meredith B. Johnson (Shareholder) et al.

School districts with Proposition 39 general obligation bonds are required to maintain a citizens’ oversight committee (COC). Though the legal requirements are narrow, the COC’s potential value to a district’s current and future facilities funding program is enormous. In this workshop, we’ll help you gain a better understanding of and unlock opportunities for maximizing the value of your district’s COC. We’ll also discuss the minimum legal requirements and how to create and take advantage of long-term community opportunities.


SERVING PUBLIC EDUCATION WITHOUT VIOLATING GIFTS AND ETHICS LAWS
Wednesday, April 17, 2018 (8:00 am – 9:00 am)

William B. Tunick (Shareholder), Janet Mueller (Shareholder) et al.

Increased scrutiny is being placed on the relationships between school districts and service providers. With Fair Political Practices Commission investigations of potential violations resulting from unreported gifts, it’s critical for public officials and private companies to develop a shared understanding of the rules; understand the repercussions of violations; and implement best practices for both officials and vendors to develop productive, ethical relationships while meeting the business objectives of both sides. Recommended for any district personnel responsible for contracting, who will leave knowing how to complete Form 700 and how to read and understand their district’s conflict code and how it affects their position and contracting practices. Also recommended for CASBO associate members, who will leave with a clearer understanding of the limitations that school district trustees, administrators and other public officials face when dealing with gifts and contracts.


CONDUCTING AN APPROPRIATE WORKPLACE INVESTIGATION
Wednesday, April 17, 2018 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Peter Rittling (Shareholder)

At some time, most school administrators will receive a complaint concerning a staff member. Knowing how to properly respond to a complaint from its receipt to final decision can limit your district’s exposure to potential liability. The most critical characteristics of an appropriate workplace investigation are that it be prompt, thorough, impartial, as confidential as possible and conducted by a trained investigator. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the critical tools you need to handle complaints, as well as topics including the Weingarten rule, the duty of employees to cooperate and be truthful, the duty of employers to take prompt investigative action (especially with respect to sexual misconduct complaints), and the standards by which courts review investigations. We’ll also provide you with some practical tips and best practices to plot an optimum course of action to successfully resolve workplace complaints.


GETTING EVERY DEVELOPER FEE DOLLAR AND AVOIDING THE PITFALLS
Thursday, April 18, 2018 (9:15 am – 10:15 am)

Jessika Johnson (Shareholder) et al.

School districts face challenges when funding school facilities with new residential and commercial development fees. In this workshop, we’ll review how developer fees fit into the equation; what districts need to know when considering whether to impose Level 1, 2 or 3 fees; the different procedures that must be implemented and best practices for them; options to consider for alternative means of mitigation; and recent trends.