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 Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 series is complete. Check back in soon for upcoming opportunities. View our previous sessions below.

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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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  • Leveraging Shared Partnerships

    Planning school facility projects can be daunting, especially when funding is tight. For the March session of Fanning Howey’s Smart Schools Roundtable, we heard from Mount Vernon City Schools Superintendent, Bill Seder, on how to leverage public and private partnerships to broaden opportunities for your district and your community.

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  • HVAC Indoor Air Quality

    For the April session of Fanning Howey’s Smart Schools Roundtable, we heard from ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer David Schurk on how HVAC systems can improve and maintain indoor air quality to promote healthy learning environments.

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  • Smart Schools Roundtable: May Session Ohio

    Education consultant Paul Pendleton spoke about the future of Ohio schools in a post-pandemic world.

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  • Smart Schools Roundtable: May Session Indiana

    Barnes and Thornburg Partner Jeff Qualkinbush returned to discuss the Indiana legislative session and how it will impact Indiana public education.

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  • Smart Schools Roundtable: June Session Ohio

    Construction Attorney, Sean Lehman discusses the updates and requirements for ESSER Funding use for Ohio school districts.

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  • Smart Schools Roundtable: June Session Indiana

    Cole Dietrich from the state's Department of Education joined us to discuss how the third round of ESSER Funding could impact Indiana schools.

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