Bonds, Ballots, Buildings & More

February 22, 2023 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Facility planning is not about roofs, walls and windows. It’s about creating a school environment that supports quality instruction and programs for students – now and for years to come. Capital investment planning is an ongoing effort, part of the strategic planning process, where board members, school leaders, faculty, staff and community members work together to align facilities and technology with their educational vision for students.

When communities invest in schools, they invest in the future. Join the OSSBA team, along with school construction and design experts, as we discuss how to develop and successfully communicate a comprehensive capital investment plan that will garner support from local voters and transform education for your students.

  • 8-9 a.m. – Registration and Visit Exhibitors
  • 9-9:10 a.m. – Introductions
  • 9:10-9:55 a.m. – Capital Vision: Planning for the Future; Dr. Joe Siano, OSSBA Associate Executive Director and Danny Jardine, OSSBA Director of Facility Planning
  • 9:55-10:10 a.m. – Break and Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:10-10:55 a.m. – Construction Laws: What You Need to Know; Brandon Carey and Tony Childers, OSSBA Staff Attorneys
  • 10:55-11:10 a.m. – Break and Visit Exhibitors
  • 11:10 a.m.-Noon – A Panel: Hot Topics in School Construction; Panel will include representatives from Norman Public Schools, MA+ Architecture and Timberlake Construction. Moderator: Dr. Joe Siano, OSSBA Associate Executive Director
  • Noon-12:45 p.m. – Lunch and Visit Exhibitors
  • 12:45-1:15 p.m. – Bonds: Financing Your Capital Improvement Plan; Dr. Shawn Hime, OSSBA Executive Director and Dr. Joe Siano, OSSBA Associate Director
  • 1:15-1:55 p.m. – Community Engagement: Garnering Support for Your District’s Plan; Amber Graham Fitzgerald, OSSBA Director of Member Engagement and Christy Watson, OSSBA Director of Communications and Marketing
  • 1:55-2:10 p.m. – Break and Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:10-3 p.m. – A Panel: Developing an Effective Instructional Technology Plan; Panelists: Kyle Hilterbran, Superintendent, Watonga Public Schools; Scott Haselwood Chief Information Officer, Deer Creek Public Schools; Dee Benson, Director of Technology, Guthrie Public Schools; Peter Liesenfeld, Oklahoma City Public Schools. Moderators: Adam Rogers, OSSBA Director of Technology Services and Dr. Joe Siano, OSSBA Associate Executive Director

Bonds, Ballots, Buildings & More is eligible for 5 ethics and 1 finance credit for school board members.

Workshop materials will be available for registered attendees the morning of the workshop through the OSSBA member portal.

Thank you to our lunch sponsor:


Online registration is available through the OSSBA member portal. For information or questions about the member portal, please contact Lisa Deaton or Jennifer Carel by email with your name, district, and email address or call 888.528.3571.

Registration is $150 for members, $300 for non-members. Registrations are due on or before February 17. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by the registration due date for a refund (less a $25 cancellation fee). No refunds will be offered after the due date. Registrations after the deadline (including on-site) are $175 ($350 for non-members).


Edmond Conference Center
2833 Conference Drive
Edmond, OK 73034
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