SchoolBiz Chat Podcast
Get insights on hot topics and relevant issues in school business and education. Tune in and hear podcast host, MoASBO Executive Director Kim Cranston, interview leaders in education, experts in school finance, and more.
Available on the following platforms:
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New episodes will be released on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.
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Episode #18 - What is the debt ceiling and how does it affect education?on 5/26/2023 Length:
Elleka Yost, ASBOI director of Advocacy, explains the impact the debt ceiling has on education and why school business officials need to pay attention.
Episode #17 - Legislation Session Is Over! Here Are Some of the Highlights.on 5/19/2023 Length:
MoASBO's Legislative Liaison, Kevin Supple, discusses the adjourned 2023 legislation session.
Episode #16 - Don't Leap Before You Think Through Iton 5/5/2023 Length:
Dr. Bill Rebore, an educator for over 45 years and the author of two school finance books shares his perspective on the evolution of education.
Episode #15 - Things Learned from a Veteran Administrator and School Business Officialon 4/10/2023 Length:
Clint Johnston, superintendent for Jefferson R-VII School District, has 21 years of experience in central office. Listen to what he has to say about working in education and how to overcome obstacles.
Episode #14 - Be Your Very Best - Be Awesome!on 3/24/2023 Length:
Joshua Peach, who will be the keynote speaker at the 70th Annual Spring Conference, shares his philosophy around Be Awesome! Joshua founded Be Au Sm in 2018, with one mission - to help inspire others to be their very best at work and in life.
Episode #13 - Challenges and Opportunities Facing First-Year Superintendentson 3/10/2023 Length:
Dr. Tina Spencer is a first-year superintendent for the Miller County R-III Schools in Tuscumbia, MO. Dr. Spencer shares her experiences and outlook on the year.
Episode #12 - Four-Day School Week Gaining Popularityon 2/23/2023 Length:
Jon Turner, associate professor of Educational Leadership for Missouri State University, has been called the four-day school week expert. Listen to what he has to say about the benefits of a non-traditional schedule.
Episode #11 - School District Experienceon Length:
Anya Randle is the CFO for Assumption Parish Schools in Louisiana. During the pandemic, she was named their Interim Superintendent. Listen to what she learned from that experience.
Episode #10 - Earn Your SFO Certificationon 1/20/2023 Length:
Dr. Steve Shelton, Lee's Summit associate superintendent of Operations, encourages school business officials to elevate their professional stature and gain experience by achieving their SFO certification.
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Episode #9 - Keep Calm and Planon 1/6/2023 Length:
Kari Monsees, DESE deputy commissioner, encourages new superintendents and chief finance officers to pay attention to their upcoming budgets, planning periods, and communication preparation this second half of the year.
Episode #8 - Hot Topic Education Issues in this Legislative Sessionon 12/16/2022 Length:
Mike Lodewegen, director of Government Affairs for MCSA, talks about legislative priorities for this session.
Episode #7 - The Critical Role You Play in Advocacyon 12/2/2022 Length: 18
Elleka Yost, ASBOI director of Advocacy, has made it her mission to inform School Business Officials of their role in public education Advocacy. We must rise to the challenge of ensuring students' and district interests are represented in Washington.
Episode #6 - Serving Missouri Studentson 11/18/2022 Length:
Charlie Shields, Missouri State Board of Education President, shares information about serving Missouri schools.
Episode #5 - Are You Ready to Eliminate the Drama from Your Workplace?on 11/4/2022 Length:
Dennis McIntee, who will be at the Executive Leadership Forum, is known for working with leaders to uncover their personal organizational constraints in order to build high-trust, high-performance cultures. Tune in to hear podcast host, MoASBO Exec. Director Kim Cranston, interview this leadership expert.
Episode #4 - Student Safety is our #1 Priorityon 10/20/2022 Length:
Safety is a big concern for all of us. The Center for Education Safety director, Amy Roderick, talks about some of these concerns and the challenges facing schools.
Episode #3 – Motivation and Communicationon 10/6/2022 Length:
Denise Ryan, who will be the keynote speaker at the Fall Support Staff Conference, shares some tips for staying motivated AND advice for “how to stop letting other people upset you” (check out the blog on her website www.firestarspeaking.com). Denise is a professional speaker, author, certified Financial Education instructor and health coach.
Episode #2 - Dealing with Grief and Losson 9/21/2022 Length:
Dr. David Bein, assistant superintendent of Business Services at Barrington School District, talks about grief and loss.
Episode #1 - Up To The Challengeon 9/9/2022 Length: 15 Mins
David Lewis, ASBOI executive director, talks about the challenges facing school business officials in the coming school year.