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Tuesday, October 25
 

10:00am

Shared Services for Employee Benefits from an Insured Perspective

Shared services options for medical, Rx, dental and vision benefits without self funded liability


Speakers
avatar for Peter Abitanto  RHU

Peter Abitanto RHU

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
Vice President - Employee BenefitsBrown and Brown Benefit Advisors


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

10:00am

Transforming Traditional Schools into Sustainable Schools for the 21st Century

Presenters will discuss new innovative ways of funding facility renewal for aging schools, while pursuing LEED Certification.  Discussion will include new approaches, as well as potential legislative improvements, which will provide an opportunity for school districts in need of capital facilities renewal to move forward with needed improvements and renovations.  Presenters will also discuss the potential of renovating existing schools or building new schools while protecting the school district's debt capacity.


Speakers
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Steven M. Morlino

Executive Director, Facilities Newark Public Schools
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Rodney Williams

Director, Facilities Newark Public Schools

Exhibitors
avatar for Energy Systems Group

Energy Systems Group

Energy Systems Group
An award-winning energy services provider that specializes in developing sustainable energy solutions that maximize energy efficiency and operational performance.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Employee Wellness Campaigns

We will discuss how a robust, well-executed wellness campaign can potentially improve the health of your employees and their dependents, reduce absenteeism, and reduce health insurance claims experience.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Finn

Jim Finn

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
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Michele Previte

Business Administrator, Middlesex School District


Tuesday October 25, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

12:00pm

Special Ed Cost Savings Strategies - Using Special Ed Management Systems to Increase Staff Productivity, Return Time to Teaching, Enhance Compliance and Maximize Aid

Any solutions for stretching the school budget dollar must include Special Ed.   The time spent on Special Ed compliance, paperwork and administration is overwhelming.  The risk of being out of compliance and associated cost of litigation is substantial. Examine Special Ed cost savings strategies.  Learn how breakthroughs in Special Ed management systems can help control costs.  Find out how Special Services Departments can do more with less.


Speakers
avatar for Centris Group/Frontline Education

Centris Group/Frontline Education

Silver Sponsor, Centris Group/Frontline Education
Frontline Student Solutions for special education, RTI, Medicaid and Section 504 are designed to streamline processes, enhance compliance, inform best-practices and support improved outcomes.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Creating In-District Programs for the Retention and Return Classified Students Back to the District

During this session, we will provide information regarding the process for analyzing the student data and making the determination on the greatest needs of the students and the programs that would benefit these students and could be created in-district.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

New E-Rate Gotchas
Limited Capacity seats available

This subject will briefly describe the E-Rate program and the most common reasons for funding denial, then focus on recent rule changes that will result in loss of funding for many applicants. The presentation will describe the best practices for avoiding the loss of funding.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Riordan

Dan Riordan

President, On-Tech Consulting, Inc.
E-Rate is my life.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

4:00pm

Controlling Health Care Costs in the Reform Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

There is nothing in the new health care reform law (PPACA) that addresses the issue of health care plan cost control. Using largely non-technical terms, and with an interactive and engaging style, Milliman health care actuary Suzanne Taranto will help the attendees to identify the key action steps needed to respond to this critical challenge.



Tuesday October 25, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

10:00am

Get the best 'Bank' for your Bucks

Districts have been having a really tough time getting their value out of banking relationships. They are paying near zero on deposits and many are charging for services as well. Finally most banks do not support districts when they need to borrow. We'll discuss how to best select a bank (RFPs) and how to appropriately apply pressure to get what is deserved. 


Speakers
avatar for Phoenix Advisors LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

Platinum Sponsor, Phoenix Advisors LLC
Debt and lease financing, refinancing and fiscal management solutions.


Wednesday October 26, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

Middlesex Regional Services Commission Co-op

MRESC and Nickerson Corp will be describing all the services available through the State Approved MRESC Co-op Pricing System.  Services include bids for supplies, furniture, energy, flooring and other time & material contracts.  We will also be discussing how to join the MTESC Co-op and take advantage of these cost savings programs & services.


Speakers
avatar for Nickerson Corporation

Nickerson Corporation

Bronze Sponsor, Nickerson Corporation
For over 60 years Nickerson Corp. has been dedicated to improving and providing unique learning environments for students. From furnishings and equipment to services and repair. We furnish a child's education.
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Patrick M Moran

Business Administrator, Middlesex Regional ESC


Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

Funding School Infrastructure Improvements in Challenging Economic Times
Limited Capacity seats available

The “Energy Savings Improvement Program” (ESIP) is an alternate funding vehicle that offers school districts in New Jersey the ability to pursue energy related school infrastructure improvements (HVAC, control systems, lighting, building envelope – windows, doors & roofs) without the need to go to a bond referendum, incur additional debt service, or deplete already thin capital improvement funds.  ESIP allows districts to self-fund these projects through future expected energy savings.

With minimal state aid on capital projects expected in upcoming years and with the available “Pay for Performance” rebates available to school districts in New Jersey, the need to explore creative programs, such as ESIP, has never been greater.  This presentation will discuss the program, its benefits, its pros and cons compared to traditional school infrastructure funding, and the process to explore it as a viable vehicle.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Koziol

Jeff Koziol

I'm an industry professional who works with public school districts in New Jersey to upgrade their building infrastructure for the purpose of energy efficiency and improved comfort. I work, both on my job and in my personal life, to get people to embrace conservation and recycling... Read More →


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

1:00pm

How to reduce FICA taxes in relation to retirement final payments using your 403b plan
Speakers
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Nilkanth Patel

Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Carteret Board of Education
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MetLife Resources

Specializes in providing retirement products and services to nonprofit healthcare providers, schools, institutions of higher education, associations, foundations, and government organizations
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Michael Sumi

Regional Managing Director, Metlife Resources


Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

Latest Incentives from the NJ Clean Energy Program

Overview of financial incentives available from the  NJ Clean Energy Program for upgrading inefficient building systems.


Speakers

Wednesday October 26, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor