November 12-14, 2023 | Austin, TX
Agenda for K12FF ’24 coming next Summer!
Registration & Orientation
Showcase your cooking skills and collaborate with other peers, all while learning how to prepare delicious BBQ dishes. This unique experience is the perfect way to bond with colleagues over shared interests and enjoy some friendly competition.
Enjoy a challenging 7,200-yard, par 72 course designed by Arthur Hills, offering scenic views of the Lower Colorado River and beautiful wooded landscape. Network, play, and connect in this exciting and picturesque setting.
Dinner Program with Ryan Holiday
Modern Stoic & NYT Best-Selling Author
Exploring New Strategies and Top Considerations in School Safety & Security
John McDonald (moderator)
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer – The Council for School Safety Leadership
Chief Operations & Building Security Officer – San Antonio ISD
Leroy San Miguel
Assistant Superintendent, Facilities & Operations – Northside ISD
COO – Palm Beach Public Schools
The Oldest Schools; the Newest Thinking: Boston Public Schools Indoor Air Quality and Sustainability Initiatives
With the oldest school buildings in the United States, Boston Public Schools faced immense operational, financial, and communications challenges when the pandemic hit. In this session, BPS Operations and Sustainability leadership will share their experience and best practices implementing an internationally recognized IAQ Monitoring Initiative and supplementary districtwide sustainability initiatives. The session will also address strategies for securing and sustaining funding and support, to ensure these critical healthy school environment investments remain and continue to evolve.
Deputy Chief of Operations – Boston Public Schools
Program Director, Sustainability, Energy & Environment – Boston Public Schools
From Reactive to Proactive: Blending Leadership Models to Create a Better Learning Environment
Dallas ISD Maintenance and Facility Services (MFS) has implemented best practices from the learning community, utilizing the professional learning community (PLC) model and other best practices to help each department collaboratively solve problems. By doing this, Dallas ISD MFS has transitioned its leadership culture from a reactive to proactive response. In this presentation, leadership from the department will share how to structure these sessions within your own organizations to support the best possible learning environment.
Executive Director, Maintenance & Facility Services – Dallas ISD
Director of Operations, Maintenance & Facility Services – Dallas ISD
11:35 am – 12:35 pm
Safety From the Inside Out: How School Environments Can be a Catalyst for Change
Linda Gail Walker
Executive Director of Innovation and Impact – MeTEOR Education
Best Practices in Bond Planning & Implementation
Assistant Superintendent, Facilities – Northwest ISD
Saving Green by Going Green: The Eco/Budget-Friendly School Building Solution
CFO/Treasurer/Construction Supervisor – Warren County Public Schools
(District Administrators Only)
1. Best Practices in Addressing School Safety & Security
Facilitators: Joseph Sanches – COO – Palm Beach Schools & Mike Stavreff – Application Engineer – 3M
2. Strategies to Address Environmental Issues Within Aging Infrastructure
Facilitator: Oz Hill – COO – Philadelphia Public Schools
3. Determining the Best Delivery Methods for Diverse Capital Projects
Facilitator: Derek McSween – Director, Facilities & Capital Projects – St. Lucie Public Schools
4. The Art of Effective Bond Planning and Implementation
Facilitator: Tim McClure – Assistant Superintendent, Facilities – Northwest ISD
Yacht Rock Party!
Federal Funding Opportunities for School Facilities
Andrea Suarez Falken (moderator)
Special Advisor for Infrastructure & Sustainability – U.S. Department of Education
Environmental Protection Specialist – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Schools Program Manager, State & Community Energy Program – U.S. Department of Energy
he Strength of Strategic Partnerships: Choosing The Right Partner to Meet Your Facilities Goals
The challenges in K-12 facilities management are intricate and multifaceted. As facilities leaders grapple with budgeting and advancement, the necessity for transformative strategies becomes evident. But where do these strategies originate, and how can they be harnessed effectively? In a study commissioned by Gordian, Forrester Consulting conducted a double-blind survey of 204 US facilities planning and management decision-makers from K-12 school districts, each serving 5,000 or more students. This research focused on facility management, improvement efforts, and the pivotal role of strategic partnerships in planning.
VP, Market Strategy & Development – Gordian
Bloody Mary + Mimosa Break
11 am-12 pm
(District Administrators Only)
1. Propelling Passion Within your Facilities Organization
Facilitators: Chris Bayer – Executive Director, Maintenance & Facility Services – Dallas ISD
Miriam Gaytan – Director of Operations, Maintenance & Facility Services – Dallas ISD
2. Navigating Federal Grants & Tax Incentives
Phoebe Beierle – Senior Programs Manager – US Green Building Council
3. Important Considerations When Upgrading your HVAC Systems
Facilitator: Chris Farkas – Deputy Superintendent of Operations – Hillsborough County Public Schools
Bon Voyage Brunch
Wanna join us?
(SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR)
Qualified execs attend at no cost. The invitation includes accommodations for two nights, full meals and access to all networking excursions.
Partnering with the K12FF is a great way to get your products and services in front of leaders at the nation’s top school districts.