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Action Lab [clear filter]
Monday, October 24
 

10:30am

HIB, Code of Conduct and Other Policies Requiring Annual Review
Limited Capacity seats available

It is often a problem for boards to keep track of all the policies that the law requires the board to annually review.  This group session will comprehensively cover committee strategies to facilitate and organize the annual board review and revision of policies as mandated by law.  The focus shall include harassment, intimidation and bullying, and the code of student conduct as models for the discussion. 
The program format shall include Power Point presentation, lecture and discussion.  Handouts shall include model and sample policies, a chart of all policy topics that require annual review which details specific review requirements (i.e. public and staff participation, community involvement etc.), committee organization strategies and mock calendar.


Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Consultant, Policy, NJSBA
LS

Lou Schimenti

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
Lou is a policy consultant with New Jersey School Boards Association and currently serves on their School Safety and Security Task Force and Charter Schools Committee, which he chairs. He has developed a Charter School Critical Reference Policy Manual.


Monday October 24, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 313 Third Floor - West
 
Tuesday, October 25
 

3:00pm

Effective Greivance Handling
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be led through the grievance process from the constitutional & statutory requirements to the appeal process.  Particular attention will be paid to the necessary contract lanaguge and the standards which may be utilized in grievance arbitration.  Participants will be asked to prepare the "issue" presented to the arbitrator based upon a hypothetical fact pattern. 


Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant/Negotiator, NJSBA


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 315 Third Floor - West

3:00pm

HIB, Code of Conduct and Other Policies Requiring Annual Review
Limited Capacity seats available

It is often a problem for boards to keep track of all the policies that the law requires the board to annually review.  This group session will comprehensively cover committee strategies to facilitate and organize the annual board review and revision of policies as mandated by law.  The focus shall include harassment, intimidation and bullying, and the code of student conduct as models for the discussion. 
The program format shall include Power Point presentation, lecture and discussion.  Handouts shall include model and sample policies, a chart of all policy topics that require annual review which details specific review requirements (i.e. public and staff participation, community involvement etc.), committee organization strategies and mock calendar.


Speakers
JH

Jean Harkness

Consultant, Policy, NJSBA
LS

Lou Schimenti

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
Lou is a policy consultant with New Jersey School Boards Association and currently serves on their School Safety and Security Task Force and Charter Schools Committee, which he chairs. He has developed a Charter School Critical Reference Policy Manual.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 317 Third Floor - West
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

1:00pm

Special Education: You be the Judge!
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be given a legal preview on the authority and impact of the Board of Education in Special Education. Then utilizing a case study and working in teams, the participants will prepare the case for a hearing on behalf of either the parent or the school, while identifying typical pitfalls and how they impact the defense of the case. The action lab will conclude with a mock due process hearing.


Speakers
IM

Isabel Machado, Esq.

Machado Law Group


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 317 Third Floor - West

1:00pm

Understanding Bullying and It's Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

In conformance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, school districts, principals, other school staff, and board of education members will understand what constitutes bullying and, how to prevent, report, investigate and respond to incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying through lecture, group practice, role plays, DVD segments and appropriate handouts .


Speakers
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Samuel Hart

Managing Manager, SDH Associates, LLC
Samuel Hart is the founder and managing member of SDH Associates, LLC, a training and consulting organization.  He previously served as a primary instructor at the U.S. Naval Justice School, Newport, R.I., and as a Quality Advisor and Training Coordinator at the New Jersey Department... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 316 Third Floor - West