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October 12, 2018 Workshop
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Join us for this exciting program! Details to come.

When: 10/12/2018
8:30 AM
Where: Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville, Connecticut 
United States
Contact: Sharon S. Bruce, CAE

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CASBO Timely Topic Workshop

Friday, October 12, 2018

The AquaTurf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville (section of Southington), CT


8:30 am

Registration – Sign-in required for CEU verification. Coffee and pastry served.

8:50 am

Welcome & Introduction of Speaker – Vincent Masciana, President & Holly McCalla, Vice-President

9:00 am

2017-18 Year in Review & 2018-19 Plans for Year to Come

Learn more about CASBO’s recent accomplishments, goals for 2018-19, and how you can get involved in CASBO activities.

9:30 am

SDE Commissioner Update

CSDE Commissioner, Dianna Wentzell, will join us to share her insight on education in the State of Connecticut.

10:15 am


10:30 am

Congressional Visit Recap

Fran Rabinowitz, CAPSS; Paul Freeman, Guilford Public Schools; & Vincent Masciana, Cheshire Public Schools

The AASA/ASBO Legislative Advocacy Conference is held annually in Washington, DC in July. Vincent Masciana, Sharon Bruce, and Dave Lenihan represented CASBO and Fran Rabinowitz and Superintendent Paul Freeman were among the CAPSS representatives. This session will focus on the nationwide education issues, advocacy strategies, and the benefits of meeting with our Congressional delegation.

11:30 am

PA18-183 Explained

Bryan Klimkiewicz, CSDE Special Education Bureau Chief

PA18-183 made changes to BOEs interactions with private providers of special education services, specifically, “Any contract or agreement entered into with a private provider of special education shall include an explanation of how tuition or costs are to be calculated and may include additional detail such as progress reporting timelines and periodic site visits.”  Mr. Klimkiewicz will help us understand how to implement this change.

12:00 pm

Lunch – Hot Buffet

1:00 pm

EFS Roundup – Lessons Learned for improvement

CSDE Staff & CASBO Pilot District Members

This session will examine the new Education Financial System. During this interactive session, we will discuss what went right, ideas for improvement, and lessons learned for next year.

3:00 pm



CASBO Members are encouraged to invite district/municipality guests to whom this program will be of interest.

Schedule, topics, and speakers are subject to change.  Program outcomes:  Attendees will gain a better knowledge of the SDE processes and legislative issues.  This workshop will provide attendees with .5 CEU credits.  To qualify for full CEU credits; you must sign-in by 9:00 a.m. and sign-out no earlier than 3:00 p.m.  To qualify for .3 CEU credits, you must sign-in by 9:00 a.m. and sign-out no earlier than 12:00 p.m.

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