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February 1, 2019 Workshop
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Join us for this exciting program! Details to come.

When: 02/01/2019
9:00 - 3:00
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, February 1, 2019

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

Considerations When Selecting an Insurance Broker

Lee Gaby, Albert Risk Management

This session will assist districts in making the best selection of an insurance broker as well as other service providers, guiding them in the contract process, introducing an online service review program and suggesting a fee approach vs. traditional commissions where possible. The session will also touch on helping public entities with competitive bidding, RFPs and alternatives.

10:15 am


10:30 am

Medical, Dental, Pharmacy Benefits, Oh My!

Debra Testa, Lockton

This session will address the following related to medical/dental/pharmacy benefits/insurance purchasing: What are the current trends? Any best practices? What should we be looking for on renewals? What are current cost saving measures?

11:45 am

Legislative Update

David Lenihan, CASBO Director of Government Affairs

Dave will provide a brief update of the legislative session

12:00 pm

Lunch – Hot Buffet

1:00 pm


Keya Wondwossen, Donors Choose

As budgets get tighter each year, everyone is looking for new funding sources. Crowdsourcing has been come a popular alternative but it doesn’t come without its challenges. This session will examine best practices related to these efforts including reporting requirements, policies, and procedures.

2:00 pm

DCF Reporting

Tom Mooney, Esq. & Natalia Sieira Millan, Esq., Shipman & Goodwin

Arrests of school district administrators for DCF related issues have been in the news recently. Attorneys Mooney and Millan will review the reporting requirements and the obligations and impact school districts.

3:00 pm



CASBO Members are encouraged to invite district 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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