Learn from industry experts in a variety of education-related fields, who will help you resolve your issues and provide valuable education and best practices on a variety of topics.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

11-11:30 a.m.
PSDLAF Protect-Fraud Prevention Services Overview
The focus is on how to properly protect your school from bank fraud. The focus will be on identifying and neutralizing areas of potential weakness to ensure security of Public Funds Deposits.
Presented by PA School District Liquid Asset Fund (PSDLAF)

11:30 a.m.-noon
Presented by Step By Step Learning

12:30-1 p.m.
Presented by CM Regent Insurance Company

1:30-2 p.m.
Emergency Preparedness & Active Shooter Response
Mike McGrory will present strategies/tips on how to prepare for emergency situations by tying in information about SERVPRO’s complimentary Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) as well as Active Shooter. This presentation will provide tools to better prepare attendees for emergency situations. The ERP’s are a helpful tool for response to disaster situations impacting the buildings such as water damage from a pipe break or small fire by organizing information necessary during these situations. The ERP will help employees understand who to call, where the utility shutoffs are located and other pertinent information during an emergency. Active Shooter will teach attendees how to not only prepare, but how to best respond for an invader situation.
Presented by SERVPRO 

Thursday, Oct. 18

10-10:30 a.m.
Save Time and Money Through Cooperative Purchasing
Attendees will learn how to use the Keystone Purchasing Network’s (KPN) cooperative purchasing contracts to save time and money. KPN contracts cover school supplies and equipment, roofing, modular classrooms, flooring, athletic fields, track and court surfaces, general renovations for construction, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing, along with many other cost-saving contracts.
Presented by Keystone Purchasing Network

10:30-11 a.m.
Getting your Ducks in a Row with the PSBA Grants Support Program

Tired of seeing great project ideas die due to lack of district funding? Consider applying to foundation, state or federal grants! Get tips for getting “grant ready,” review common pieces of information that funders will want to know about your project idea and discuss how the PSBA Grants Support Program can help your district with its grant-seeking strategy!
Presented by Grants Office

11:30 a.m.-noon
Achieving Cost-Effective Projects – Understanding Total Cost of Owner (TCO)
Expectations are higher than ever to provide educational facilities that are cost effective to construct and to operate – but how do achieve BOTH? This session will discuss school buildings from a total cost of ownership perspective. Presenters will talk about how to design to efficiently meet program needs and reduce initial building costs. Discussion will also center on the importance of analyzing and designing to the lowest operational and maintenance costs, and appropriate use of materials to maximize life span. Learn how a building project provides the greatest return on investment and allows the teachers and students to be the most successful.
Presented by Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates