Smart Schools Roundtable

Smart Schools Roundtable: a virtual learning opportunity for educational leadership

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Fanning Howey’s Smart Schools Roundtable series is a once-a-month virtual session that connects educational leaders with national school facilities experts in a variety of critical areas. Our Spring 2021 Calendar is packed with exciting learning opportunities.
MARCH

 

TOPIC: Private and Public Partnerships
WHEN: March 11, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
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William Seder Jr., Superintendent
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.

APRIL

 

TOPIC: Indoor Air Quality
WHEN: April 8, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
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ASHRAE Speaker (TBD)
ASHRAE
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.

MAY

 

TOPIC: Moving on from Crisis to a Vision of the Future for Ohio Schools
WHEN: May 13, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
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Paul Pendleton
Finding Leaders
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.

TOPIC: Indiana Session Debrief
WHEN: May 20, 2021 at 12:00PM (EST)
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Jeff Qualkinbush, Partner
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.
02 Past Presentations

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.

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  • Debt Management

    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.

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  • Educational Visioning

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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