School Business Affairs July-August 2020

publisher’s message 6 JULY/AUGUST 2020 | SCHOOL BUSINESS AFFAIRS FUNDING AND FORECASTING As many of us forecasted for 2020, little did we know how the year would indeed turnout. As we closely monitored health and safety guide- lines the difficult decision was made to not hold our Annual Conference in person but to hold a virtual con- ference. For more information on Envision 2020, ASBO International’s first virtual conference, please flip to the middle of this issue. We ask for your support to make this a success- ful experience. As your association, we are aware of the much-needed sharing of information and guidance as you all navigate through the challenges current and ahead. This month’s issue looks at forecasting and funding in the best of times and in the most challenging of times. Matt Lentz takes us through the thought processes and planning processes districts are going through right now as they prepare to reopen learning. Recognizing the lack of funding many districts and their communities will face, JimWestrum and Jim Yale describe crowdfunding best practices and Jason Isaacs stresses the importance of schools ensuring that the open educational resources they use in their online learning are high-quality. It’s easy to sense the passion Michael Clark feels for his position overseeing district food services as he describes meeting the needs of students through CEP. Don’t miss Lesley Burton’s From the Field column about ensuring all students have nutritious meals when they aren’t at school. Don’t miss Nan Wodarz’s article about managing remote teams—something all of us have had to learn to do the past few weeks— and Daniel Wagner’s article about an area of operations that is front and center right now: custodial services. With an eye to ensuring our future, Richard Weeks offers suggestions for weaving sustainability personnel into education. Charlie Russo and Suzanne Eckes share highlights of the Title IX update. The ASBO International Board of Directors election is right around the corner. Meet the candidates and review proposed bylaws changes starting on page 26. Please vote! — Siobhán McMahon, CAE Colophon: During production of this issue, Siobhán enjoyed pick- ing and eating peas straight from the pod and delegated cutting her hubby’s hair to their oldest daughter, Pat set out on a virtual 325- mile challenge, and Laura attended her first virtual conference. School Business Afairs July/August 2020 | Volume 86, Number 7 SCHOOL BUSINESS AFFAIRS (ISSN 0036-651X) is the professional journal of the Association of School Business Officials International and is published monthly by the association. Periodical postage paid at Herndon, Virginia, and additional mailing of­fces. Postmaster: Send address corrections to School Business Affairs , 44790 Maynard Square, Suite 200, Ashburn, VA 20147; 703.478.0405 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT — Claire Hertz, CSBA, SFO VICE PRESIDENT — Ed Chabal IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT — Tom Wohlleber, CSRM DIRECTORS Marvin Dereef, Jr., SFO Bill Sutter, SFO Susan Harkin, SFO John Hutchison, CPA, MBA, SFO David Ginsberg Ryan Stechschulte EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — David J. Lewis PUBLICATIONS POLICY The materials published in each issue represent the ideas, beliefs, or opinions of those who write them and are not necessarily the views or policies of the Association of School Business Officials International. Material that appears in School Business Affairs may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission. EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR — Matthew M. Lentz, MPA, RSBA, PRSBA, SFO VICE CHAIR — Paul Bobek, CPA Brian Brent, Ph.D., CPA Louis J. Pepe, MBA, RSBA, SFO Leslie Peterson, MBA, SFO Cindy Reilmann, CPA, SFO Brenda Burkett, CPA, CSBA, SFO Tamara Mitchell Robert Saul BOARD LIAISON — Ed Chabal EDITORIAL STAFF PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR — Siobhán McMahon, CAE EDITOR — Patricia George DESIGN — Laura Carter Carter Publishing Studio EDITORIAL OFFICES 44790 Maynard Square, Suite 200, Ashburn, VA 20147 Phone: 703.478.0405 Fax: 703.478.0205 Home Page: Email: ADVERTISING INFORMATION The YGS Group 3650 W. Market St., York, PA 17404 Phone: 717.430.2351 • Fax: 717.825.2171 Laura Gaenzle SUBSCRIPTION RATE S eventy dollars of ASBO members’ annual dues are designated for School Business Affairs subscription. © 2020, ASBO International