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October 6, 2017 Workshop
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When: 10/6/2017
8:30 AM
Where: Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville, Connecticut 
United States
Contact: Sharon S. Bruce, CAE

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8:30 am

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

Please remember to bring your healthy breakfast & snack items for the sponsored food pantry.

8:50 am

Welcome & Introduction of Speaker – Eva Gallupe, President & Teri Yonsky, Vice-President

9:00 am

SDE Commissioner Update

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

9:30 am

State Department of Education Update

Kathy Demsey, CSDE Chief Financial Officer, will provide an overview and update on issues pertinent to CASBO members, including the soon-to-be implemented Education Finance System.

10:00 am


10:15 am

Working Together for Better Solutions – Interactive and Panel Sessions

People are unique in their personalities and work styles but all would agree that their personal goal is high achievement. Therefore, focusing on “what matters” and the shared belief in the success of the municipality and district goes hand-in-hand, will help with the relationship between municipal and district leaders. The enhanced relationship will provide for greater transparency, shared resources, and better outcomes for all involved. This session’s presenter, Diana Vickers, will focus on how to make this happen.Then, a panel of district and municipality leaders will share their insight on the practical implementation of the belief that “whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.

12:15 pm

Lunch – Hot Buffet

1:15 pm

Rapid Fire Hot Topics – An overview of the impact of the legislative session and the State budget, and current CASBO taskforce updates will be discussed.

2:15 pm

Collaboration with CAPSS

As CAPSS new Executive Director, Dr. Fran Rabinowitz, will share her goals for the direction of CAPSS, public education in Connecticut, and collaboration with related organizations such as CASBO.

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 collaboration efforts. 

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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