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CASBO Certification Courses - April 27-28, 2017
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4/27/2017 to 4/28/2017
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Where: Crowne Plaza
201 S. Shackleford Road
Little Rock, Arkansas  72211
United States
Contact: Mitch Walton

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Arkansas Association of School Business Officials


April 27-28, 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel
201 S. Shackleford Road

Little Rock, Arkansas





The Arkansas Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) has scheduled six sessions of CASBO certification classes for Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Little Rock.  Plan on attending the CASBO classes and learn valuable information and updates in public school finance as well as networking with other school business officials from throughout the state.  



CPE CREDITS FOR CPAs NOW AVAILABLE for a select number of classes!!!

If you are a CPA, each CASBO Class on Friday, April 28 qualifies for 2 hours of CPE credit in Personnel/HR field of study, with the following conditions:

  • You must attend in person
  • You must sign in & sign out and complete other paperwork on-site
  • While registering:
  • Please check the appropriate box if you wish to sign up for the CPE credit
  • You will also list your CPA license number
  • Additional Information:
  • No Prerequisites are needed
  • Who Should Attend?  Superintendents & School Business Officials including CPAs
  • Advanced preparation:  Class presentation material will be sent to all participants to preview before the classes
  • Program Level:  Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group-Live




If you are unable to attend on-site in Little Rock, the CASBO classes will be "live streamed" as an alternative option.  To "live stream" the CASBO classes, you must create a personal account through ArkansasIDEAS.  If you have previously live streamed classes you can use your existing ArkansasIDEAS account.  To create an account, go to:

Live streaming registration closes Friday, April 21. with no exceptions.  Do not delay!



You are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Online registration will close on Wednesday, April 19.


  AAEA/AASBO Member - $30 per class          Non Member - $45 per class



PLEASE NOTE:  You have two options when registering for this event.

  • ON SITE                      Attend the CASBO Classes in person
  • LIVE STREAMING     Participate in the CASBO Classes by viewing on your computer



CASBO Classes – April 27-28, 2017

 Crowne Plaza Hotel

201 S Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR 72211


Thursday, April 27, 2017


8:00                    Registration

9:00 – 11:00        SF222-Federal Funds Finance & Budget

                          Description:A course to provide updates on the guidance and procedures of federal funds and budgets.

                          Instructor(s):  ADE Staff – Amy Thomas, Annette Pearson, Kristy Hobson, “Pepper” Wyllia, Chris Foley


11:00 – 12:10      Lunch on Your Own

12:20 – 2:20        SF223-Construction Financial Management

  Description:A panel presentation and discussion of handling school district construction projects:  Assessing financial needs and available funding; Facilities Funding for school district construction projects; bond issues; millage campaigns; tracking construction costs; and coding issues.   

  Panel:  Zinnia Clanton, Conway School District; Chad Davidson, Facilities Consultant; Denise Drennan, North Little Rock School District; Scott Beardsley, First Security Beardsley Public Finance

2:30 - 4:30          SF403-Updates on Financial Laws (Legislative Updates)

  Description:Class focuses on new legislation from the 2017 Legislative Session relating to school finance.

                          Instructor(s):  Robyn Keene, AAEA School Finance Consultant


Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00                    Registration

9:00 – 11:00        *HR101-Introduction to Human Resources

                          Description:  Introductory class covering topics such as HR legal issues, evaluation, recruitment and selection, job descriptions, and personnel records.

                          Instructor(s):  Shawn Higginbotham, Associate Superintendent for Finance/Personnel, Lake Hamilton School District.

11:00 – 12:10      Lunch on Your Own

12:20 – 2:20        *HR102-Employee Compensation

  Description:  Class covers legal authority and obligations of school districts regarding employee contracts, salaries, wages, benefits, deductions and pertinent payroll records and personnel policies.

                          Instructor(s):  Kathy Hanlon

2:30 - 4:30          HR201-HR Compliance Issues

  Description:A course to provide compliance regarding labor issues, compensation issues and time sheet issues.

                          Instructor(s):  Charles Warren, Chief Financial Officer, Ft Smith School District


*CASBO Certification required courses.


Hotel Information:

Crowne Plaza

CASBO Conference Rate - $94.00

For reservations call Direct Line - 501-223-300 or Toll Free 1-855-590-9987

Mention - "CASBO Classes Conference Rate"

Cut-off for CASBO rate is Friday, April 14.



Amy McNabb, AAEA Professional Development Assistant
Robyn Keene, AAEA School Finance Consultant          

Mitch Walton, AAEA Director of Professional Development

AAEA Office Number:  501-372-1691



Certification/Program Policies:  For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 501-372-1691.




AAEA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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