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Presenters:

Carlos Canas, Senior Technical Trainer, Facilities Solutions, Staples
Rick Clemons, Senior Manager, Facilities Solutions, Education Market, Staples
Curt Macysyn, Executive Director, National School Transportation Association

Description:

Transporting students in a healthy and safe environment is just as important as ensuring the safety of the school building and classroom. But historically, it may have been an overlooked area. To learn more, listen in as Staples Facilities Solutions Senior Technical Trainer Carlos Canas and Facilities Solutions Senior Manager Rick Clemons and their guest, NSTA Executive Director Curt Macysyn, discuss solutions to the complex cleaning challenges of safely transporting students to and from school in this complimentary webinar.

Presenters:

Scott Poland, Ed.D., College of Psychology, NSU Florida

Description:

This holiday season, many families and individuals are dealing with the loss of loved ones and/or financial hardship. Additionally, family gatherings during the holidays will be greatly reduced due to the virus. Depression, which is strongly associated with suicide, often increases as the holidays approach. To help your staff cope, watch Keenan & Associates’ webinar for which they’ve partnered with Scott Poland, Ed.D., a nationally recognized expert on suicide intervention, who discusses common myths about suicide and its preventability.

Webinar Presenters:

Scott Poland, Ed.D., College of Psychology, NSU Florida

Description:

As your staff and students face the continued effects of the pandemic, knowing how to best support their mental health can be a daunting task. To learn more about coping strategies that can help, watch Keenan & Associates’ webinar for which they’ve partnered with Scott Poland, Ed.D., a former national school crisis leader, to discuss the importance of self-care plans, identifying those who are the most affected and managing anxiety using the C.A.L.M. approach.

Presenters:

Brandon Fischer, Territory Manager, Cisco
Dr. Lance Ford, Education Advocate, Cisco
Omar Capacetti, Systems Engineer, Cisco
Edwin Dotson, Solutions Architecture Manager, AMS.NET

Description:

Video conferenicng has become a critical part of instruction. The video performance and platform’s ease-of-use can dramatically affect the student learning experience. To help you implement high-performance video conferencing at your district, listen in as Cisco Territory Manager Brandon Fischer and additional representatives from Cisco and AMS.NET discuss effectively supporting video at home and in the classroom.

Presenters:

Brandon Fischer, Territory Manager, Cisco
Tim Watrous, President, Digital Advisors

Description:

In a few short days, education transitioned from a brick-and-mortar experience to a virtual one. Districts scrambled to find any meeting solution that would allow for learning and business to continue during the shutdown caused by COVID-19. Now that the dust has settled, though, you may want to do some more strategic planning. To help you meet the challenge, listen in as Cisco Territory Manager Brandon Fischer and his guest, Digital Advisors President Tim Watrous, share best practices for ensuring that your district’s video solution accomplishes the right goals.

Presenter:

Jessica Frier, J.D., Sr. Health & Welfare Consultant, American Fidelity Administrative Services

Description:

Are you prepared for what COVID-19 could cost your district? Leave violations could trigger penalties. Affordable Care Act (ACA) penalties are likely to go up. Even poor communication with your employees can cost you. Level up your district’s response with tips learned in this complimentary webinar from CASBO Strategic Alliance Partner American Fidelity. Topics covered include employee leave, ACA compliance violations and successfully communicating your return-to-work plans.

Presenters:

Jessica Frier, J.D., Senior Health and Welfare Plan Consultant, American Fidelity
John Stultz, Account Development Coordinator, American Fidelity

Description:

In the face of a global pandemic, federal legislation under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act is providing both employers and employees new benefits. To help you address the changes resulting from this new legislation and understand how they affect your district, listen in as American Fidelity’s Senior Health and Welfare Plan Consultant Jessica Frier provides an overview on health plan changes, privacy concerns and retirement account considerations.

Presenter:

John Stultz, Account Development Coordinator, American Fidelity

Description:

As the current environment of rising medical costs and out-of-pocket expenses increases pressure on employers and employees, school districts need to innovate. To that end, there are two tools you should understand and consider when implementing a health benefit strategy for your district: Health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs). Listen in as American Fidelity Account Development Coordinator John Stultz outlines crucial plan design choices, addresses administrative/compliance concerns, and examines how to use HRAs and HSAs.

Presenters:

Brian Taylor, Sr. Director, Public Sector, ForeFront Power
Kevin Flanagan, Program Manager, SPURR
Liz Fitzpatrick, Associate Program Manager, Strategic Energy Innovations
Jessica Redden, Associate Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations

Description:

School districts are facing tougher budgets and need to look for ways to save money, without compromising students’ education. To see how it can save your schools from high utility costs, CASBO Premier Partner ForeFront Power invites you to watch its complimentary webinar in which they discuss available incentives, simplifying the procurement process, differences between a PPA and design-build, and a STEM curriculum benefit that helps your educators teach students about clean energy.

Presenters:

Brian Taylor, Director, California Public Sector, ForeFront Power
Michael Rochman, Managing Director, SPURR

Description:

Procuring solar and energy storage systems can be daunting. With a myriad of options and various opinions on how to go about it, districts often delay because they don’t know where to start. To help you simplify the process and break it down to basics, CASBO Premier Partner ForeFront Power invites you to watch its complimentary pre-recorded webinar in which they discuss available options as well as how to take the process from start to finish and empower your district to take procurement into its own hands.

Presenters:

David Granlund, Sr. Project Manager, Development, ForeFront Power
Madeline Milani, Marketing Manager, ForeFront Power
Casey Miller, Director, Development, ForeFront Power
Nate Roberts, Sr. Director, Development, ForeFront Power

Description:

Undergoing a solar and storage project is a major endeavor for any district, but arguably one of the most beneficial. However, once the dotted line is signed and development gets underway, what can you expect out of the whole process? Hear ForeFront Power representatives explain what happens next, including phasing and sequencing, material staging, array installation, inspections and approvals, and punch-list items and closeout.

This was the second webinar in a two-part series presented by ForeFront Power, see below for Solar Development 101: From Contract to Construction

Presenters:

David Granlund, Sr. Project Manager, Development, ForeFront Power
Madeline Milani, Marketing Manager, ForeFront Power
Casey Miller, Director, Development, ForeFront Power
Nate Roberts, Sr. Director, Development, ForeFront Power

Description:

What happens after a solar and energy storage contract is signed? There are many steps that a solar developer takes to ensure that a school district’s solar and storage project adheres to local regulations, integrates seamlessly into your campus and meets the requirements of financiers. To help you learn more, listen to ForeFront Power representatives discuss key steps in the process, including title reports and real estate diligence, California Environmental Quality Act compliance, utility interconnection, engineering, and permitting.

This was the first webinar in a two-part series presented by ForeFront Power; see above for Solar Development 201: From Construction to Commissioning:

Presenters:

Brian Taylor, Director of Sales-Public Sector, ForeFront Power
Kevin Flanagan, Program Manager, SPURR

Description:

In Part I of ForeFront Power’s solar and storage procurement webinar series, Director of Sales-Public Sector Brian Taylor and SPURR Program Manager Kevin Flanagan discussed how the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) stepdown and changes in net energy metering structures will affect consumer rates for new solar and energy storage. Now, in Part II, they show you how reduced incentives and rate changes affect solar economics.

Presenters:

Brian Taylor, Director of Sales-Public Sector, ForeFront Power
Kevin Flanagan, Program Manager, SPURR

Description:

State mandates have increasingly made renewable energy and efficiency projects a priority for districts, while federal and state incentive programs are making projects more accessible and affordable. While the goal for reducing carbon emissions through zero net energy facilities is clear, the path to doing so is not. To help you learn more, listen to ForeFront Power Director of Sales-Public Sector Brian Taylor and SPURR Program Manager Kevin Flanagan discuss procurement option pros and cons, how to simplify procurement with the REAP program, and the importance of timing and adopting renewables while the conditions are best to optimize savings.

Presenters:

Tim Brown, Account Manager, Hayes Software Systems
Kristin Burroughs, Account Manager, Hayes Software Systems
Patrick Nguyen, Account Manager, Hayes Software Systems

Description:

Many students still need access to computers and wi-fi hotspots if schools continue to operate remotely. With uncertainty still lingering and devices always moving, districts must adopt best practices to mitigate loss and ensure student safety. Listen to CDW-G’s webinar in which they’ve partnered with representatives from Hayes Software Systems to hear about device distribution processes, lifecycle asset management and forecasted tech refreshes so your district can enable education beyond the classroom.

Presenters:

Maureen Corlett, Learning Environment Advisor, CDW-G
Ari Flewelling, Education Strategist, CDW-G

Description:

Districts face many challenges when planning to reopen schools this fall, one of which is the shift to hybrid classrooms and distance learning models. Listen to CDW-G Learning Environment Advisor Maureen Corlett and Education Strategist Ari Flewelling as they discuss strategies and solutions for blended and remote learning, as well as appropriate technology and services to meet health and safety needs.

To watch the recorded webinar, enter the password: ZtzhWM2f

Presenter:

Michael Ratio, E-rate Specialist, CDW-G

Description:

Networking infrastructure needs are at an all-time high, having become a critical component for everyone in the nation. It comes at a hefty price, however. Luckily, there’s E-rate, a federal program that can help defray costs by providing a discount for equipment and services. Listen to CDW-G’s Michael Ratio as he explains E-rate program basics, as well as changes being implemented, so you feel more confident leveraging the program in your district.

To watch the recorded webinar, enter the password: CDWGWeb1

Presenters:

Michael Lane, Sr. Field Solutions Architect, Network Security, CDW-G
Mikela Lea, Principal Field Solutions Architect, Information Security, CDW-G

Description:

In 2018, a downturn in ransomware was predicted. Instead, we saw a 118% growth from 2018 to 2019. These attacks are having devastating effects on schools, causing severe outages and disrupting education. But what can your district do to protect itself from the latest threats? To help you, listen to CDW-G’s representatives as they explain what happens during a ransomware attack, and get some best practices and proactive steps your district can take to strengthen its security posture and protect its environment.

To watch the recorded webinar, enter the password: Ransomware2020

Presenter:

Michael Ratio, E-rate Specialist, CDW-G

Description:

The E-rate program has become an important source of help for districts to defray the costs of network infrastructure updates for their schools and libraries. Using the program to assist in purchasing networking needs ensures that districts are able to implement large network refreshes. However, the program can be a strenuous undertaking without prior knowledge about how it works. To help you, listen to CDW-G’s E-rate Specialist Michael Ratio as he provides an overview of the E-rate process in which you’ll learn more about Category 2 budgets, types of eligible equipment, compliance rules, and how discounts and budgets are calculated.

To watch the recorded webinar, enter the password: CDWGWeb1

Presenters:

Jennifer Choi, Associate, Dannis Woliver Kelley
Chelsea Tibbs, Associate, Dannis Woliver Kelley

Description:

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released new Title IX regulations which include changes that affect how K-12 institutions address sex discrimination in schools. To help you learn more, listen to Dannis Woliver Kelley attorneys Jennifer Choi and Chelsea Tibbs as they provide an overview of the crucial new requirements, as well as address and troubleshoot common issues your district might be grappling with as it implements the new changes.

Presenters:

Rachel Brilliant, Special Counsel, Dannis Woliver Kelley
Lauren Charneski, Shareholder, Dannis Woliver Kelley

Description:

Districts are working diligently to prepare for the 2020-21 school year, but being prepared requires more than developing a plan. In our ever-shifting world, you need to be ready to adapt as circumstances change, understanding you may need additional signage, more student desks, supplementary software, plexiglass or any number of other items. To help you plan, listen to Dannis Woliver Kelley attorneys Rachel Brilliant and Lauren Charneski as they identify key alternate procurement options that can help you adapt more effectively, including piggybacks, CMAS, cooperative purchasing agreements and statutory alternate options for a variety of technology items.

Presenters:

Chelsea Olson-Murphy, Attorney, Dannis Woliver Kelley
Ellen Wu, Attorney, Dannis Woliver Kelley

Description:

Local education agencies need to be prepared to address absences through the newly enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and existing leave provisions to ensure continuity of services and cost control when balancing absences and hiring substitutes. To learn more, listen in as attorneys from Dannis Woliver Kelley provide an overview of the FFCRA, the interplay of the FFCRA with existing leave entitlements under federal and state law, collective bargaining agreements, board policies, and more.

Presenters:

Deidree Y.M.K. Sakai, Shareholder, Dannis Woliver Kelley
Reid Shannon, Special Counsel, Dannis Woliver Kelley

Description:

“Design-build” refers to a project delivery method in which an entity both designs and constructs a project. School districts are increasingly using this method to achieve a variety of benefits; however, in order to be successful, districts need to fully understand and follow the process. To help your district with that, listen to DWK’s recorded webinar that guides you through the process, from initial planning to procurement to contract negotiation.

Presenters:

John Baracy, Raymond James & Associates
Jared Boigon, TBWB Strategies
Rebekah Cearley, Coalition for Adequate School Housing
Donald Field, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Description:

Coronavirus and stock market concerns, significant voter confusion and dismal turnout, and many other factors contributed to the defeat of state and local bonds in March, making it even more difficult now to think through tough decisions and plan for the financial future of your district. To help you unravel what this all means for your district in the coming year, listen to CASBO Premier Partner Raymond James’ recorded webinar in which a panel of experts shares the results of the bond elections, provide a municipal market overview, and discuss federal opportunities and new legislation that may be on the horizon for maintenance & operations and school facilities.

Presenters:

Rich Dickman, Senior HRA Consultant, Gallagher
Dutch Ross, National Sales Director, Gallagher

Description:

School districts are facing tough budget times and need to look for unique ways to save money. One way to do that, while also helping your employees save for future health care costs and providing them with an incentive to be more engaged, is through tax-exempt health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). To help you learn more, listen to California Schools VEBA representatives as they explain how a funded HRA can help your district solve its budget woes during these changing times.

Presenters:

Lettie Boggs, CEO, COLBI
David Gillings, Officer, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Sheldon Smith, CBO, San Luis Obisbo County Office of Education

Description:

Districts are being crushed financially due to unforeseen expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disaster funding is on the table, but reimbursement can be delayed or not approved because of incomplete paperwork, missed steps or a lack of understanding of eligibility criteria. To help you successfully navigate the process, listen to CASBO Premier Plus Partner COLBI’s recorded webinar and get expert guidance.

Presenters:

Jack Danielson, Regional Executive, Northern California, Horace Mann
Brenda Truelove, Regional Executive, Southern California, Horace Mann
Hamid Yazarlou, Territory Leader, Horace Mann

Description:

The stress of monthly student loan payments, plus other household expenses, can affect employee job performance. But your employees may be able to relieve some of that burden and reduce their monthly student loan payments with various federal repayment or refinancing options. To learn more, listen to Horace Mann representatives describe student loan solutions and how your employees can leverage them for financial success.

Presenters:

Louise Blavet, Program Manager, ENGIE
Tony Lumino, Program Manager, ENGIE
Rachel Permut, Director, Solutions Innovation, ENGIE
Walker Wright, Vice President, Energy Storage Policy, ENGIE

Description:

As wildfire seasons extend deeper into the school year, compounding with other causes of power outages, districts are under pressure to mitigate future disruptions and consider new energy resiliency solutions. To learn more help about addressing the challenges of sustained power outages in your community, listen in as ENGIE representatives explore energy-effective solutions and strategies available to your district.

Moderator:

John Paul Jewell, Program Manager

Presenters:

Suzanne Gentilini, Sr. Business Development Manager
Briana Lewis, Sr. Education Manager

Description:

As school districts seek to limit their environmental impact and empower their students, solutions and strategies to mitigate climate change and rising utility costs are top-of-mind for many district leaders. To learn more, listen to ENGIE Services U.S. Senior Business Development Manager Suzanne Gentilini and Senior Education Manager Briana Lewis as they discuss how your district can be a leader in resiliency through implementation of energy solutions and strategies, as well as how to engage your students in energy efficient programs that address climate change and STEAM integration possibilities.

Moderator:

Suzanne Gentilini, Sr. Business Development Manager

Presenters:

Allie Detrio, Policy Manager, Engie Services U.S.
John Paul Jewell, Program Development Manager, ENGIE Services U.S.

Description:

Climate change is being recognized as a real threat that could have potential fiscal effects on school district facilities, infrastructure and budgets. Some districts, however, are addressing this challenge with clean energy strategies to improve facilities and reduce operating costs. To get the real facts about climate change and California clean energy legislation and regulation, listen to ENGIE Services U.S. Policy Manager Allie Detrio and Program Development Manager John Paul Jewell as they discuss proactive strategies your district can take now.