July 2020

Preparing K-12 School Buildings for Safer, Healthier Learning Environments
Midstate Energy, a Veregy Company and leader in innovative energy solutions, adapt their time-tested building health strategies, developed for the healthcare industry, to schools and their facilities. Midstate Energy, Principal Executive, Ben Madsen, states, “A large part of buildings health is in its infrastructure—ventilation, lighting, temperature control, room size, and structure. Students flourish when, continue reading...
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A Message from Karin Smith
The Often Forgotten Phase - Contract Management 
by Karin Smith
Contracts for goods and services can go south very quickly. The potential loss of both financial resources and staff time can have a significant impact on a school district. Often, school district financial officials may see... CONTINUE READING
Karin Smith, MBA, SFO, CFE is a partner with Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C., a CPA and Business Consultant firm with locations across Arizona. With over 22 years of school finance, Karin has had the opportunity to work with school districts, state agencies and nonprofits across the State. Karin works closely with governmental agencies on compliance and best practice procedures.
Industry Insights
by Gauge Consulting

You already know all too well the statistics surrounding school shootings in America; so, this article is not intended to dwell on that. What’s important is that K-12 public schools continue to come under serious scrutiny concerning their efforts to ensure the highest degree of safety for their students and staff. And there are as many opinions about how to achieve safe schools, as there are district leaders, politicians, parents, law enforcement agencies and school safety experts. If any one of us truly had the absolute fail-safe solution, then there would be no debate.   Continue Reading

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September 11th - 12th, 2020
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September 13th - 15th, 2020
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