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Americans with Disabilities Act 101 in Schools

The Americans with Disabilities Act sets minimum requirements that will allow schools to be accessible to all students, despite any with disabilities. Classroom and school settings are listed in these standards to allow for functional use of space and accommodations for all learners. This recorded webinar takes a general look at the basics that schools need to be aware of to ensure that they are providing for their facilities. CE 1/CPE 1

Laura Santos-Farry, CTSBA; and Brian Bolek, CTSBS on May 22, 2018

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Architectural Drawings & Cost Estimates

Originally recorded as part of the Construction Academy, this live recording reviews design development and cost estimates, construction documents and cost estimates, furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), preliminary construction schedule, and scope creep. CE 1/CPE 1 Interested in more information about this topic? Consider purchasing the 9-part bundle (6004_11: Construction Academy - 2018 - Bundle).

Roy Sprague, AIA, CSI, ALEP on May 14, 2018

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Beating the Heat of the Summer Construction Time Crunch

As summer approaches, temperatures rise and so does the pressure to kick off school construction projects as soon as the buildings are empty. Tackling lists of overdue maintenance projects, safety upgrades and school improvements comes with the challenge of completing the work before staff and students return. Learn how schools are completing summer construction projects on time, on budget and without interfering with the school year. CE 1/CPE 1

The Gordian Group's - John Castillo and Bill Alcorn on February 15, 2019

Regular price: $50.00
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CE Hours: 1.00

Best Practices for Operations Department

This live recording reviews the methods to build a successful system, maintaining professionalism and still being personal, and hiring and retaining good people. Originally recorded at the 219 Annual Conference. CE 1/CPE 1

Marshall Schroeder, RTSBA

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Best Practices in Preparing ACA 1095 Forms

IRS Form 1095 reports certain information about individuals who enroll in a qualified health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. This recorded webinar reviews best practices in preparing them. CE 1/CPE 1

Deborah Ottmers, RTSBA, CPA on January 5, 2017

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Child Nutrition Procurement Proc. and Code of Conduct Manual

This presentation will review the required information to be included in a Child Nutrition department’s “Procurement Procedures Manual” and “Code of Conduct” per the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Discussion will include where to find all required information in the Administrator’s Reference Manual (ARM) and how this should be filed at the local level. CE 1/CPE 1

Keri Warnick on March 28, 2019

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Construction Auditing

A construction project is the largest capital expenditure a school district can have. Owner oversight and control is critical in the success of the project and in controlling costs. This recorded webinar, given from the perspective of internal auditors, reviews the most risky aspects of construction manager at-risk projects and provides guidance for assisting districts in maintaining control of project costs. CE 1/CPE 1

Stephanie B. Duran, RTSBA, CPA and Jennifer M. Land, RTSBA, CPA on March 25, 2014

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Construction Phasing

Originally recorded as part of the Construction Academy, this live recording provides an overview of construction and phasing for learning environments including the project drivers behind construction phasing; planning the project; developing, executing, and much more. CE 1/CPE 1 Interested in more information about this topic? Consider purchasing the 9-part bundle (6004_11: Construction Academy - 2018 - Bundle).

Jarrod Sterzinger on May 14, 2018

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

COVID-19 and School District Operations

This recorded webinar discusses the financial reimbursement process and costs associated with COVID-19 and the impact it has on your district. CE 1/CPE 1

Karen Smith, RTSBA, CPA, CIA

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CE Hours: 1.00

COVID-19 and School District Purchasing

This recorded webinar covers the impact of government orders and declarations on purchasing and vendor activities and how to conduct these activities in compliance with social distancing orders. CE 1/CPE 1

Michelle Morris, Partner, Roger, Morris, and Grover LLP

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CE Hours: 1.00

Creating a Facility Roadmap to the Future

Originally presented in Pflugerville, TX, this recording will lay the foundations of a roadmap to that place where your facilities meet your future educational needs. CE 1/CPE 1.

Grady Slaydon and Scott Newell

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

DIS101 Online: Materials Management for School Districts

This course provides an overview of materials management functions. It will also address customer service; interfacing with purchasing; inventory systems; warehouse design; space requirements, and best practices for efficient operations. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

EDGAR vs ARM • What are the Differences?

This presentation will review the differences in policy for Child Nutrition departments per USDA and TDA versus policy in EDGAR. Discussion will include which rules and regulations that schools must follow if participating in the School Nutrition Programs and spending Child Nutrition Federal Funds that differ from general purchasing policy found in EDGAR. CE 1/CPE 1

Keri Warnick on April 4, 2019

Regular price: $125.00
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CE Hours: 1.00

Educate, Engage and Empower Your Community

Originally presented in Sugar Land, TX, this recording will give you tips and tools on how to inform your community throughout the bond process. CE 1/CPE 1.

Christopher J. Smith, RTSBA

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

FERPA, HIPPA, Huh? - Managing Campus Records for Compliance

Originally recorded in Allen, TX at the PEIMS Academy, this recorded presentation navigates through some of the murky records management loose ends that occur and need to be closed on campuses. This means records that campuses manage and process that could have you in violation of HIPPA and/or FERPA, such as office sign-in sheets, nurse's logs, and more. CE 1/CPE 1

Brenda Richmond, RTSBA on September 20, 2018

Regular price: $125.00
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CE Hours: 1.00

FMLA Basics for Supervisors

The FMLA was enacted in 1993 to provide job protection and other benefits to eligible employees who are absent from work due to a serious health condition. This recorded webinar addresses the basics of FMLA to assist supervisors in responding to and/or directing employees faced with extended medical absences to the appropriate staff member(s). CE 1/CPE 1

Rebecca R. Estrada, RTSBA on October 23, 2013

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Getting Your School & Administrative Bldgs. Ready for Return

After restrictions from COVID-19 lessen, there will be a day when faculty and students return to their campuses and offices. How do you ensure they are returning to an environment that is as safe and sanitary as possible? What needs to be cleaned? What ongoing measures need to be taken? Tune into the webinar to learn about our best practices, based on CDC guidelines.
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Presented by: Karee Huggins & Colin Trudo on May 15, 2020

Regular price: $50.00
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CE Hours: 1.00

Gordian - Renovating for Resiliency

While student and staff safety is the #1 priority, how resilient are your school facilities? From emergency preparedness to community safety to campus-wide health, there are a variety of ways to ensure your physical assets mitigate risks and vulnerabilities. This session will cover how you can use your local cooperative purchasing networks to complete projects outside of the typical “security updates.” Plus, hear firsthand how your peers are able to maximize resources while creating and maintaining resilient facilities. CE 1/CPE 1

Rick Gay and Byron Jones on April 26, 2019

Regular price: $50.00
Discounted member price $0.00
CE Hours: 1.00

How PEIMS Affects Budgeting in 2020

PEIMS in the budget department? You bet! The Public Information Management System affects all aspects of a school district, including all areas of finance. This recorded webinar reviews how one affects the other and some best practices for budgeting, utilizing PEIMS data and monitoring for the actual data. CE 1/CPE 1

Deborah Ottmers, RTSBA, CPA on Jan. 28, 2020

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Is Your M&O Department Ready for Construction?

Originally presented in Pflugerville, TX, this recording covers the impact of construction projects on an M&O Department, ways you and your department can prepare for the construction process, and avoid the pitfalls of costly mistakes. CE 1/CPE 1.

Grady Slaydon and Clint Alsobrook

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Learn To Become a Flexible Control Freak

Control systems can now be attached to just about everything in the facilities and maintenance world. If utilized to their fullest, controls can increase our energy efficiency, and allow us more flexibility to provide a better quality environment for our customers. This live recording discusses specifications, pitfalls, benefits, and strategies being utilized by early adopters. Originally recorded at the 2018 Annual Conference. CE 1/CPE 1

Joshua J. Minor on February 28, 2018

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Managing the IMPACT of Environmental Regulations on Your Pro

Originally presented in Pflugerville, TX, this recording will cover the requirements for federal, state, and local environmental regualtions. ""IMPACT"" stands for Insight of environmental factors, Managing state agency approvals, Pro-active, Assessing steps to regain schedule, Communicating delays or setbacks, and Teamwork. CE 1/CPE 1.

Jeremy Trimble and David Van Soest

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

MAO100 Online: Basic Systems Overview

This course reviews the operating components that make up modern school buildings. The focus is to emphasize the need for planning in the design of these systems, implementing preventative maintenance programs, and budgeting for component replacement over the life of the systems. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

MAO101 Online: Intro to Plant Maintenance & Operations

This course reviews the components of maintenance and operations as they apply to school districts. The various M&O roles and responsibilities and the operations they are responsible for are reviewed as well as the components that make up each role. The focus of this course is to emphasize the need for proactive maintenance and operations programs that provide students, staff, and the public with safe environments conducive to learning. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

MAO103 Online: Custodial Staffing & Organization

This course provides an overview of how to properly manage Custodial Services for a school district. A core responsibility of any district is to keep the students and faculty safe and comfortable while they are on school property, and the Custodial Services department is a key contributor to this success. In this course, we review the key factors to consider when managing Custodial Services • from work planning, staffing, scheduling and inventory to the more foundational questions such as whether or not to outsource services. In addition, you’ll learn how investing in people and equipment can have a campus-wide impact, and how state and federal purchasing laws may impact your decision-making. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

MAO202 Online: Customizing Your Energy Management

This course addresses electricity markets, costs, and regulatory effect on school districts and provides information on setting up a school district Energy Management Program. Energy accounting and potential savings, financing energy controls, understanding utility bill technology applications and rate schedules, energy conservation measures and ways to involve the school community in the energy plan are also discussed. CE 6/CPE7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

MAO204 Online: Environmental & Regulatory Compliance

This course explores the federal and state regulations that affect school districts in Texas and provide school district employees with an understanding of the regulations as well as the information on implementing programs that will allow the district to comply with the regulations. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

MAO304 Online: Management of Maintenance Activities

This course will identify organizational approaches for staffing maintenance functions; maintenance procedures and policies; repair of buildings and equipment; vehicle requirements; warehousing and the mission of the maintenance department are topics addressed in this course. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

New Conflict of Interest Rules

This recorded webinar covers the 2016 updates to the Texas Conflict of Interest Rules for local governments and their vendors, including the conflict of interest requirements for federally-funded contracts under EDGAR and how the federal conflict of interest requirements differ from state requirements. It also includes an explanation of House Bill 1295, Disclosure of Interested Parties, and best practices for ensuring compliance with HB 1295 when selecting vendors and presenting contracts for Board approval. CE 1/CPE 1

Sarah Langlois on April 13, 2016

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Operational Auditing

This recorded webinar reviews the different types of operational audits and focuses on internal controls along with the benefits gained from having operational audits performed. The presenters also discuss available resources, audit program steps, and instructions on preparing reports upon completion of operational audits. CE 1/CPE 1

Stephanie B. Duran, RTSBA, CPA and Jennifer M. Land, RTSBA, CPA on April 8, 2014

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Overview of Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Requirements

This recorded webinar provides a broad overview of school emergency plan development and touches on the following subjects: current laws governing emergency plan development by schools; sources for plan framework and plan examples; steps for developing the plan; and discussion on who should be involved in the planning process from both inside and outside the school district. CE 1/CPE 1

Denise M. Chuick, M.Ed., CTSBS, CSRM on November 14, 2017

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

PEIMS At-Risk Coding

This recorded webinar covers the 13 criteria used to determine whether a student can be correctly coded at-risk of dropping out of school. It is intended for PEIMS coordinators, counselors, and anyone in the district responsible for determining students reported as 'at-risk' for PEIMS purposes. CE 1/CPE 1

Brenda K. Richmond, RTSBA on September 12, 2017

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

PER/PAY304 Online: FLSA Administration

This course provides an in-depth look at the Fair Labor Standards Act. Topics include: minimum wage requirements; overtime and compensatory time pay; child labor regulations; exempt and non-exempt status, and recordkeeping requirements. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

PER101 Online: Intro To Personnel

This course covers Human Resources department basics including types and classifications of school personnel; legal and policy issues; employee compensation and benefits; complaint resolution; employee privacy, and personnel records management. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

PER301 Online: Personnel Policies

This course includes an overview of school board policy structure and responsibilities. It covers the legal and local policies required for personnel administration along with a comprehensive breakdown of key components for an employee handbook. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

Property Management for Your Federal Procedures Manual

The EDGAR regulations, specifically §200.310, implements several property standards related to insurance coverage, real property, equipment and supplies. The regulations require procedures related to the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of assets purchased with federal grant funds. The webinar will provide guidance related to the development and implementation of written Fixed Asset Procedures. Sample forms and guidelines will be shared with attendees. CE 1/CPE 1

Rebecca Estrada, RTSBA on Apr. 23, 2020

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

PUR102 Online: Applications of Purchasing Law

This course covers information on the legal issues relevant to purchasing. It will also review formal bid procedures; quotation and telephone procedures; advertising requirements, and the criteria for awarding bids. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

Purchasing - From Requisitions to Purchase Orders

An overview of state purchasing laws and local policy will provide the attendees the necessary foundation to ensure that all purchases are compliant. The complex process of purchasing will be discussed from the selection of vendors, approval path, receiving of goods, and paying the invoices. In addition, we will explore the implications of purchasing goods and services with federal and state grants. CE 1/CPE 1

Julie P. Novak, RTSBA on May 12, 2020

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Purchasing for a New Campus

In this recorded webinar two procurement leaders for two fast-growing school districts provide an overview of the processes for determining the FFE needed to open a new school. CE 1/CPE 1

Regina Stephenson, RTSBA, CPM on January 10, 2017

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Purchasing: From Requisitions to PO

This recorded webinar is an overview of state purchasing laws and local policy, and provides the necessary foundation to ensure that all purchases are compliant. The complex process of purchasing is discussed from the selection of vendors, approval path, and the receiving of goods, to paying the invoices. In addition, it explores the implications of purchasing goods and services with federal and state grants. CE 1/CPE 1

Julie P. Novak, RTSBA on November 1, 2016

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Reconciling 941s in 2020

Understand the purpose of the IRS Form 941 and how to prepare and reconcile during the calendar year. CE 1/CPE 1

Deborah Ottmers, RTSBA, CPA on Jan. 30, 2020

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Records Retention for Campus Bookkeepers

School districts create and manage several types of records, including student, financial, personnel, payroll, and administrative. What is involved to meet both legal requirements and local needs? This webinar will explore the basic requirements of records management and provide guidance for campus and department staff members in meeting district needs. CE 1/CPE 1

Julie Novak, RTSBA on Feb. 6, 2020

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Recruiting and Retaining Operations Staff

This live recording reviews the methods to recruit and retain critical facilities staff, from custodial to leadership. Originally recorded at the 2019 Annual Conference. CE 1/CPE 1

Jennifer DuPlessis

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

School District's Claims Against Architects and Contractors

Based in-part upon overstated perceptions of rampant waste and frivolous claims by school districts and other governmental entities, the 2019 Legislature passed a few significant laws (and failed to pass some that will return next session) which impose weighty burdens on school districts with legitimate defect claims against architects and/or contractors. The presenters will provide a backdrop for the changes, an overview of the requirements in the new legislation that are crucial for school districts to understand, and provide collaborative solutions to help you prepare for the prospect of a defect in one of your projects. CE 1/CPE 1

Ann Greenberg and Winnie Dominguez, Walsh Gallegos on Jan. 31, 2020

Regular price: $50.00
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CE Hours: 1.00

Selling/Refunding Bonds • A to Z

Originally presented in Sugar Land, TX, this recording will provide a checklist that maps out the process of the first issuance of a bond program or the cost savings for the bond refunding. CE 1/CPE 1.

Karen Wilson

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

SNC101 Online: Introduction To School Nutrition

Topics covered in this course include: federal and state regulations; budget and finance; policies and procedures; contracted food services; employee training, and effective communications. CE 6/CPE 7



Regular price: $225.00
Discounted member price $175.00
CE Hours: 6.00

Student Absences: The Expanded Version + Domain 4

This recorded webinar focuses on the three ways a student absence can or cannot be used. It reviews funding, truancy, and credit/final grade denials and how an absence may or may not impact each. It also includes the new Domain IV indicator addition of the attendance/absences. This recorded webinar is intended to help PEIMS, attendance, counselors, principals, and administrators, and is meant to help with the understanding of student absences. CE 1/CPE 1

Brenda K. Richmond, RTSBA on April 4, 2017

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Student Performance Acknowledgements

This recorded webinar covers the new PEIMS reporting requirement concerning performance acknowledgments. Each type is reviewed and guidance is provided on how to properly obtain and identify students. CE 1/CPE 1

Brenda K. Richmond, RTSBA on August 10, 2017

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

TDA Procurement Review - What to Expect

This course will review the different parts of the TDA Procurement Review. Discussion will include the timeline for this review, what to expect, how to prepare for a successful and stress-free submission of information, and common findings. CE 1/CPE 1

Keri Warnick on April 11, 2019

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

The 411 on Activity Funds - Sales Tax in Texas School Dist.

This recorded webinar provides information about tax exempt status, tax exempt purchases, tax exempt sales, and tax reporting for Texas schools. CE 1/CPE 1

Deborah Ottmers, RTSBA, CPA on April 6, 2017

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Transparency in Bond Projects

Originally presented in Sugar Land, TX, this recording discusses ways to communicate to your Public and Board Programs after passing ad how to keep your stakeholders on your side during the construction process. CE 1/CPE 1.

Paul McLarty, RTSBA

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Understanding Transportation Reporting

Reviewing Transportation State reporting and the anticipated HB3 change in funding. Learn to maximize your funding and file accurate Route Service and Operation reports. CE 1/CPE 1

Terry Penn, RTSBA on July 16, 2019

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

Where Do You Start?

Originally presented in Sugar Land, TX, this recording reviews what your district has and assess what the district needs to prepare your stakeholders for calling the bond election. CE 1/CPE 1.

Tracy Richter

Regular price: $125.00
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CE Hours: 1.00

Worker Classification 2020 - Employee or Not?

Many districts employ workers to perform services that are not provided by district employees. At times, districts also hire TRS retirees as independent contractors. Before we decide how to pay those workers (accounts payable or payroll), we need to determine whether they are an independent contractor or employee. This recorded webinar reviews IRS Common Law Rules and how to use the rules to make the determination for workers in your school district. CE 1/CPE 1

Deborah Ottmers, RTSBA, CPA on Feb. 18, 2020

Regular price: $125.00
Discounted member price $75.00
CE Hours: 1.00

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