K-12 Panel: Reopening Doors for Community Events

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Educational facilities often serve as the "community center" for their citizens, providing a low-cost, turnkey event venue for groups, associations and organizations alike. However, this past year, that all changed when COVID-19 hit and many school districts found their doors shut in route to lockdown. Not only did this affect our communities’ ability to gather, but also the impact of after-hours cost recovery programs for educational institutions.

Our Client Success team has been working alongside many of you for the past year, helping you navigate ways to face these unique challenges. Watch our K-12 client panel to hear how your peers are successfully reopening their doors and hosting events during a difficult time.

This panel discussion focuses on:

  • Immediate shutdown impact on event cancellations and resource allocation
  • Teaming up with other departments to drive success
  • Best practices for navigating COVID restrictions and requirements
  • Ways to alter your event and fee structures to account for new regulations

Panelists include:

John Dufay

Executive Director of Operations, Albuquerque Public Schools (NM)

Manny Villalobos

Director of Utility Conservation, Katy ISD (TX)

Andrew Kidwell

Facilities Management Systems Technician II, Prince George County Public Schools (MD)

Beckie Ayling

Secretary to Assistant Superintendent, Loudoun County Public Schools (VA)

Nathan White

Sr. Client Success Manager, Brightly