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By: | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

According to Gallup’s latest worldwide study measuring employee engagement, only about 15 percent of the workers on this planet feel engaged in their jobs.

But just imagine how productive — and pleasant! — your work environment would be if your employees loved coming to work.

By: | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

People who don't make progress toward their goals all share one thing in common: They never sit down and reflect on what hasn't worked. Instead, they remain caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the future.

Looking to the future to give them something they want — instead of sitting down, reflecting and addressing the bad habits or decisions that keep them stagnant —causes them to remain trapped in a reactionary state toward life, blaming luck, fate and the rest of the world for their own shortcomings.

By: | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

Burning the candle at both ends is neither sustainable nor beneficial, says behavior change specialist Bryan Falchuk. Burnout usually happens when we fixate on all the “must-do” things that hit us and the reasons why getting help or putting any of it off either won’t work or can’t be done.

But if you take some steps to reduce this pressure, you might be able to avoid burnout. Here’s what it looks like:

By: Joyce Tribbey | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

Are you aware that in California, you have a choice for your natural gas supply — outside of your local utility — that could lead to cost-saving opportunities?

When you select a core transport agent (CTA) for your natural gas supply, you gain access to diverse, customized product options and competitive pricing, along with ongoing expertise and guidance about your strategy that you typically won’t receive from your local utility.

By: | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

CASBO Premier Plus Partner Keenan & Associates recently conducted two comprehensive active-shooter/active-killer training courses in Southern California, continuing a series of such trainings for public entities and law enforcement groups. The sessions were hosted by the City of Industry and Long Beach Community College, and attendees from 18 public agencies and school districts in the local area participated.

By: | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

It’s bound to happen at your district. Some sort of disaster will eventually strike, and it will likely affect internet access, stability and security.

From data breaches to natural disasters — every district will face something. But IT leaders can help by being prepared for lack of access and instability at any time.

Here are some tips to avoid the worst:

Natural disasters

By: | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

Chronic absenteeism has many causes, and those causes vary by district. But one thing’s for sure: All districts are striving to find ways to get more kids to school consistently.

In Detroit, they’re tackling it from all angles, including some creative ones. Here are some programs, ideas and innovations Detroit schools are using to address truancy:

By: Joyce Tribbey | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

In Sacramento last week, Diversity, Character and Inclusion were center stage as we honored the people who make CASBO special!

The grass-roots nature of our organization, and our members’ dedication and willingness to serve, are at the very center of what we do. For that very reason, we annually acknowledge those dedicated member volunteers who have made a significant contribution to CASBO during the past year.

By: Joyce Tribbey | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

This year, as we ended our 2018 CASBO Annual Conference & California School Business Expo in Sacramento - the seat of our state's government leadership -- it was time to say goodbye to our own outgoing leaders and hello to the new!

By: Joyce Tribbey | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“I have seen evidence of the butterfly effect in operation in CASBO,” said our outgoing President Nina Boyd, inside the Sacramento Convention Center at CASBO’s 2018 Annual Conference & California School Business Expo. “We have embarked on a campaign to support character, diversity and inclusion.”

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