July 22, 2016


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The A to Z of Building a New School

Presenter: CO-OP Architecture Principal Architect Tom Hurlbert and Senior School Planning Consultant Tom Oster

Thursday, 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. in Room 1

Many school districts face building and facility needs, and sometimes a new school is the best solution. This session will take you through the process of building a new school, from the initial needs assessment, facilities review and financial analysis to the exciting challenges of building community support, designing the school and overseeing construction.

Building Athletic Facilities using Mammoth & Cooperative Purchasing

Presenters: Mammoth Sports Construction Director of Business Development Derik Budig and Equalis Group Midwest Region Director Zach Heidmann

Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in Rooms 6-7

Mammoth Sports Construction and Equalis Group will highlight how we can help your school district achieve procurement goals while saving time, saving money and staying legal. The Public Sector procurement process is riddled with nuances and regulatory considerations established to safeguard how taxpayer dollars are spent. It is often overwhelming and confusing as purchasers navigate guidelines, but it doesn’t have to be.

What Effective Schools Do: Guiding Improvement & Supporting Growth

Presenters: Cognia Regional Accreditation Evaluator & Former Superintendent Dr. Dan Leikvold and Regional Director Shannon Vogler

Thursday, 3 to 3:50 p.m. in Room 5

While schools may have unique eco-systems, key characteristics of effective schooling exist and can guide your improvement journey. Cognia (formerly AdvancED) has a legacy of identifying, measuring, and evaluating quality in schools. Learn the key characteristics of quality schools; ways you can gather meaningful insight into your current reality; and supports available to building leaders to help navigate the journey of improvement and support growth for your educators.

Using Cooperative Purchasing to Bring Efficiencies to your District

Presenter: Cooperative Purchasing Connection Program Representative Julia Dangerfield

Thursday, 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Room 1

Using cooperative purchasing contracts can bring great value and efficiencies to your district. Come discuss how to leverage cooperative purchasing to access contracts from local and national vendors and shop vendor goods and services online. Learn the benefits of purchasing through a cooperative – our commitment to compliance and eliminating the need to go to bid, how to choose a cooperative contract that aligns with your district’s mission & values, and more!