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Tuesday, October 25
 

11:00am

NJSBA Policy Q & A - Addressing Bullying Through Policy

Get advice on policy updates required to comply with the recently enacted “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.” The session will cover responsibilities of board members, administrators and staff in implementing the legislation.


Speakers
SM

Steven McGettigan Esq

Manage Policy Services, New Jersery School Boards Association


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

11:00am

NJSBA Policy Q & A: Best Practices to Make Your Board Committees More Effective
Limited Capacity seats available

Roundtable discussion on board committees. NJSBA policy consultant, David Bosted will answers concerns, discuss what other school districts may be doing and offer suggestions and advise on policy language.


Speakers
DW

David Wm. Bosted

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
I'm Passionate about POLICY. Policy can be a FORCE to set priorities and get things accomplished in your school district.


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

11:00am

NJSBA Policy Q & A: How NJSBA Policy Services Can Assist Your Board
Speakers
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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 11:00am - 11:30am
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

11:00am

NJSBA Policy Q & A: Protecting and Encouraging Student Health Through Policy
Limited Capacity seats available

NJSBA policy consultant will answer questions and discuss protecting and encouraging student health, what other school districts may be doing and offer suggestions and advise on policy language.


Speakers
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Jean Harkness

Consultant, Policy, NJSBA


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

1:00pm

Personal Learning Plans & Career Day
Limited Capacity seats available

"Personal Learning Plans" is a national trend and a proven technique to get middle school and early HS students thinking about possible careers, and what it is required to get from (a) where they are now to (b) a successful career. PLPs don't have to be complicated or expensive. Career Days for 8th graders is a related tool for motivating students and making them consider alternatives. This session will also mention "Career Academies" and related ideas for making successful transitions from school to college and career.


Speakers
DW

David Wm. Bosted

Policy Consultant, New Jersey School Boards Association
I'm Passionate about POLICY. Policy can be a FORCE to set priorities and get things accomplished in your school district.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

2:00pm

A Board Member’s Prospective

Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

Alternative Sources of School Funding
Speakers
JM

Jonathan M. Busch Esq.

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso, LLC


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

2:00pm

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

A roundtable discussion on the need for broad-based training and practical solutions to problems of implementation such as staff buy-in, informing the community, educating students, and hearings, and due process.  



Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PNC Bank Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

Issues in School Construction

Speakers
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Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC

Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere is a minority and women owned law firm dedicated to the representation of charter schools and public schools in all areas of general school law, labor and employment matters and insurance defense. AG&L is committed to the improvement of public education... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

Solar and Wind Energy Savings

Speakers
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Andrea L. Kahn, Esq.

McManimon & Scotland


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Sunshine Law Issues

Speakers

Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

2:00pm

2:00pm

What can you say and When can you say it?

Navigating the ins and outs of the Open Public Meetings Act can make all the difference between a constructive meeting with an informed public or a invalid meeting with lawsuits and public relations nightmares.   Recently the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court gave important guidance to Boards of Education and other public bodies regarding the timing, sequence and subject matter of executive session discussions and public discussions in the case of McGovern v. Rutgers Board of Governors.  By reviewing this case, other relevant cases, and the OPMA, the discussion will focus on potential pitfalls and best practices to help board members and boards make sure they respect important privacy rights while ensuring the rights of the public to see and comment upon democracy in action. 


Speakers
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Cooper Levenson

Gold Sponsor, Cooper Levenson
Legal services for New Jersey Schools: Education/Special Education Law/Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Renewable Energy Law, Special Counsel. The right lawyers do make a difference.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cooper Levenson Law Firm Learning Lab Exposition Floor

3:00pm

Using Technology to Verify Student Residence
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will see sample fraudulent documents and view a live online demonstration detailing the ease and speed of determining a student's actual residence using new online database technology. This is the same technology and databases used by credit card companies to quickly identify potential fraud now available to school districts.


Speakers
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Verify Residence.com

Silver Sponsor, Verify Residence.com
Uses the latest in detection technology to quickly and efficiently audit your entire student roster to identify out of district students within 72 hours.


Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celsco LLC Learning Lab Exposition Floor
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

1:00pm

Do I Have a Right to Know?  Board member involvement in hiring, firing, promotion and other personnel actions.

Hiring staff is a critical function of a board of education.  But what personnel documents are board members entitled to see to make informed decisions?  This session will examine the legal parameters and ethical considerations of accessing personnel information and explore practical tips on getting pertinent material without crossing the line into micromanagement.



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