WHEN: March 11, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
Mount Vernon City Schools
A long time educator and administrator, Superintendent Seder has served the Mount Vernon City Schools community since 2013. Throughout his career at various Ohio districts, Seder championed partnerships with public and private entities to enhance educational programming opportunities.
WHEN: April 8, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
ASHRAE Speaker (TBD)
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.
WHEN: May 13, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
Paul Pendleton is the Owner/Consultant for Finding Leaders, which is a national network of experienced educators and human resource, management, and public engagement specialists. They assist school districts by conducting leadership searches and providing leadership development and strategic planning services. Paul is a former Superintendent, as well as having served school districts in other many other capacities.
WHEN: May 20, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
Barnes & Thornburg
Municipal finance lawyer Jeff Qualkinbush serves as bond counsel and counsel to underwriters in virtually all variety of tax-exempt financings involving governmental units within Indiana.
Missed any of our past presentations? All previous Smart Schools Roundtable sessions are included below. Follow the links to view summaries and session recordings.
School Safety by Design
Michael Dorn, Executive Director of Safe Havens International focused on how building design impacts school safety and several techniques to consider when creating learning environments.Presentation
Belvia Gray, CIPMA, and Marvin Founds of the advisory from Baker Tilly discusses the financial uncertainty caused by COVID-19, school districts must be more strategic than ever when it comes to managing debt.Presentation
Frank Locker, PhD talks about educational visioning, an integral process to creating a school district’s master plan. Connecting your educational goals with your facilities needs allows for districts to efficiently plan for the future.Presentation
Food Service Design
The January edition of Smart Schools Roundtable featured, food service design expert Scott Reitano of Reitano Design Group. Scott covered the essentials of designing food service spaces in schools from efficient kitchen square footage to design elements that promote healthy food options for students.Presentation
Navigating & Financing School Facility Construction
For the February session of Fanning Howey’s Smart Schools Roundtable, we held sessions for both Indiana and Ohio. For Indiana we heard from Jane Herndon and Kristin McClellan, partners at law firm, Ice Miller Legal Counsel, where they specialize in school financing. Jane and Kristin shared their legal expertise on navigating the complex process of financing school facility projects.Presentation
Ohio Introduction to Bond Issuance
With the financial uncertainty caused by COVID-19, school districts must be more strategic than ever when it comes to funding projects. For the February session of Fanning Howey’s Smart Schools Roundtable, we held sessions for both Indiana and Ohio. For Ohio, we heard from Patrick King, Financial Advisor with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. Patrick shared his financial expertise on the bond issuance process in Ohio.Presentation