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4/11/2019 to 4/12/2019
When: April 11 - 12, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Crowne Plaza
201 S. Shackelford Road
Little Rock, Arkansas  72211
United States
Contact: Robyn Keene

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April 11-12, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Little Rock, Arkansas


The Arkansas Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) has scheduled six sessions of certification classes for Thursday, April 11 & Friday, April 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 201 South Shackleford Road in Little Rock.  Plan on attending the classes and learn valuable information and updates in public school finance as well as meeting and networking with other school business officials from throughout the state. 


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 an 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 April 3, with no exceptions.  Do not delay!


CPE Credit for CPAs NOW AVAILABLE for three of the CASBO classes!!!

If you are a CPA, all of the CASBO classes on April 11 qualify for CPE credit in the following fields of study:

     HR101 Introduction to Human Resources:  Personnel/Human Resources

     HR102 Employee Compensation:  Personnel/Human Resources

     SM201 Effective Communication:  Communications and Marketing

The following conditions must be met as well:

     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 and 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


You are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  Online registration will close on April 3.


Registration:  AAEA/AASBO Member - $30 per class.    Non Member - $45 per class


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

     Onsite                         Attend the CASBO classes in person

     Live Streaming Participate in the CASBO classes by viewing on your computer  (Streaming not available for CPAs wanting CPE credit)

Be careful what you select during the registration process - Onsite or Live Streaming


Thursday, April 11

7:30 - 9:00                   Registration

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

                                     Instructor:  Jeremy Lasiter, Director of HR/Legal Affairs, Bryant School District

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

11:00 – 12:00              Lunch On Your Own

12:10 – 2:10                HR102 Employee Compensation 

                                    Instructor:  Jeremy Lasiter, Director of HR/Legal Affairs, Bryant School District

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

2:20 – 4:20                  SM201 Effective Communication

Instructor:  Jake Haak, CFO, Rogers Public Schools

Description:  Course focuses on improving communications with board and staff by means of effective new releases, successful interview practices and presentations promoting integrity of information and data.


Friday, April 12         

7:30 - 9:00                   Registration

9:00 - 11:00                 SF203 Investing School Funds & Borrowing

Instructor:  Kevin Rodgers, Sr. Vice President-Institutional Services–Arkansas Sr Consultant, Regions Bank

Description:  An update on managing cash and longer term investments.

11:00 – 12:00              Lunch On Your Own

12:10 – 2:10                SF201 Activity Funds

Instructors:  Cristy Dunnahoe, Business Manager, Star City School District, and Sharon Chuculate, Business Manager, Clarksville School District

Description:  A course to provide management and guidance for handling activity funds, including procedures and statutory requirements.

2:20 – 4:20                  SF403 Updates on Financial Laws (Legislative Updates)

Instructor:  Mike Mertens, Assistant Executive Director,  AAEA

Description:  Class focuses on new legislation from the 2019 Legislative Session relating to school finance.




Hotel Information: Crowne Plaza Little Rock

CASBO conference rate - $ 96 

Please let the hotel know you will attending the CASBO Classes.

For reservations call - (501) 233-300 or (855) 590-9987

Cut-off for CASBO rate is March 27, 2019


CASBO Contacts at AAEA:

Amy McNabb, AAEA Professional Development Assistant,

Robyn Keene, AAEA School Finance Consultant,

AAEA Office Number:  501-372-1691


Certification/Program Policies:  For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our office 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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