Friday, September 30 • 8 a.m.–noon
operation to learn more about these
programs and how you might implement them in your district.
Friday, September 30
Rules of Engagement: Engaging All
Stakeholders in the Playing Field of
No additional fee is required to participate in the Small School District
Seminar or the field trips; however,
registration in advance is necessary,
and programs are not open to guests.
Registration and Continental
Breakfast • 7:45–8: 15 a.m.
Program (includes two 15-minute
breaks) • 8: 15 a.m.–noon
A recent report issued by Columbia
University says family and community
involvement have a direct impact on
student learning. Small towns don’t
need research to tell them this because nowhere is this felt more keenly
than in small communities, where the
interaction is both personal and nearly
Texas State Capitol
The Texas State Capitol houses the
chambers of the Texas Legislature
and the office of the governor of
Texas. It was designed in 1881 and
constructed from 1882 to 1888. The
building was added to the National
Register of Historic Places in 1970
and recognized as a National Historic
Landmark in 1986. Tour this historic
landmark and learn what you need
to be doing year-round to help your
district and get what you need from
This seminar, designed for districts
having an ADA of 750 or less, will address engagement from many different angles: student engagement, parent and community engagement, and
board engagement in the legislative
process. In military operations, the
rules of engagement determine when,
where, and how force shall be used.
Attendees will learn to determine
when, where, and how to leverage the
strength of the small community to engage families in strengthening school-community ties. While the technology
of the 21st century can be employed
in this endeavor, a small community
also has a unique opportunity to capitalize on relationships and build on the
natural interconnectedness of a small
Round Rock ISD’s Cedar
Ridge High School
Cedar Ridge High School is a “
wall-to-wall” academy model. Cedar
Ridge provides a college preparatory
curriculum integrated with personalized instruction, fostering college
and career readiness for all students.
Academies like Cedar Ridge provide
a college preparatory curriculum with
a career theme, enabling students to
see relationships among academic
subjects and their application to a
broad field of work. Opportunities for
internships, mentoring, and involvement in career-related student organizations foster college and career
readiness for all students. Explore
this new academy model and learn
how the school was designed and
constructed to maximize the students’
A total of 10 hours of training will be
offered to investment officers who are
registered for the Convention. The
Public Funds Investment Act (PFIA)
requires that investment officers
receive 10 hours of training within the
first 12 months after assuming duties
and subsequently 10 hours every two
years beginning on the first day of the
district’s fiscal year.
Investment officers may attend any or
all of the sessions. Participation will
be tracked on site, and attendees will
receive training certificates within 30
days after Convention.
Friday, September 30
The Global Economy...... 9–10: 15 a.m.
Texas Economy ....... 10:30–11: 45 a.m.
Peter Ricchiutti .............. 1–2: 15 p.m.
Variables: U.S. Economy,
Federal Reserve, and
Credit Ratings ..........2:30–3: 45 p.m.
Capital Area Food Bank
In its 30th year of service, the Capital
Area Food Bank provides food and
grocery products to more than 355
partner agencies in 21 Central Texas
counties. The Food Bank offers a
number of programs specifically to
address the needs of children, including CHOICES (a nutrition education
program); Fresh Food for Families;
Kids Cafe (there are 34 in Central
Texas, primarily in elementary
schools); and the Summer Family Nutrition Program ( 31 sites in the
Austin area). Come tour this incredible
Saturday, October 1
Investment Act ......... 7:30–8: 45 a.m.
Control......................... 9–10: 15 a.m.
Diversification ........... 1:30–2: 45 p.m.
District’s Options in Investing
Your Money ..............3:30–4: 45 p.m.
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