Operations and Maintenance
Operations and Maintenance
9/9/2014 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Course Description

At the completion of this session, attendees will know the main objectives of facility operations and maintenance including preventive and ongoing maintenance, utility management, custodial best practices, record management and assets inventory management. The three largest costs of school operations: Maintenance, Utilities and Custodial will be discussed. Preventive maintenance schedules along with reporting, tracking and managing ongoing maintenance in leased or owned facilities will be reviewed. The webinar will discuss both cost per square foot as well as maintaining a clean and safe building and grounds. Finally, the webinar will also address operations compliance functions of asset inventory and records management. As a state entity, all charters are required to keep an assert inventory management system. This webinar will provide criteria for items that must be inventoried.

Course Credit Information:

All CSBOC Courses will meet the TEA, CPA and TASBO annual training requirements. This course will earn:

  • 90 CSBOC Minutes in Facility & Operations Management
  • 90 TEA minutes (1.5 hours) in Health & Safety
  • 1.5 CPA credits in Other


CSBOC Webinar: $90




Mowbray, Karen Operations & Maintenance

Karen founded Charter School Success to help other business offices with the “How to be Successful in a Texas Charter School Business Office".  Karen assists with how to maximize funding to support the academics and student needs through effective, efficient and compliant Charter School Business Offices. Charter School Success offers charter school consulting, training and back office accounting services.

Charter School Success began after Karen worked 8 years with Mosbacher Odyssey Academy in Galveston, TX. In those years, Odyssey faced many of the Texas Charter School challenges of money, facility and creating from scratch the “How To Book” on Texas Charter School Business Office.  Under Karen’s direction, Odyssey Academy went from owing TEA and the IRS over $250,000 and a negative fund balance to a transformed school with a positive fund balance of $3.5 million.  Odyssey was able to obtain a BBB- rating and completed a multi-million dollar bond issue, upgrading from a rented church school facility to an owned, newly renovated 73,000 sq. ft. facility.

Karen loves using her knowledge gained while working in the charter school industry and combining it with her 20+ years experience in corporate consulting to provide charter schools with the tools to become SUCCESSFUL!

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