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Tuesday, October 25
 

11:00am EDT

Keeping School Documents and Records Secure: Control for Digital Management
This session will help members navigate and manage their current state of records management; on-site and off-site storage; and current record management policy and procedures. Learn about NJ Department of Treasure Rules and Regulations, what is driving the transition to electronic documents, and how to start.

1 QPA: Office Admin/General Duties

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PK

Patti Kanner

President, Kanner Connect
RK

Ro Kathuria

Document Engineer, Atlantic Tomorrows Office

Sponsors
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Atlantic Tomorrow's Office

Diamond Sponsor, Atlantic Tomorrows Office
The region's premier provider of office technology for NJ Schools. Atlantic delivers comprehensive end-to-end technology solutions to meet tomorrow's office challenges.


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Essential Steps to Prevent Ransomware Infections in Your Schools
Ransonware continues to evolve, infecting educational institutions and taking in massive gains for cyber attackers. In order to effectively protect your organization, you need go behind the scenes and understand how to combat the latest techniques used by adversaries. This session will detail advances in ransomware and delivery; attendees will leave with practical ways to prevent these critical threats, including in-depth policy recommendations and simple tips to reduce your attack surface.

1 QPA: Information Technology

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Holmes

Kenny Holmes

District Sales Manager, Palo Alto
Kenny has been in Information Technology for more than twenty years and held more than 10 industry certifications from Microsoft, Sun, IBM, and Novell. Kenny is currently a Computer Information System Security Professional and holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology... Read More →

Exhibitors
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ePlus Technology

Diamond Sponsor, ePlus Technology
ePlus is a leading systems integrator for the public sector in the United States. Holding more than 100 contracts ePlus currently works with numerous school districts universities and government agencies. Our experienced dedicated staff understands the nuances of IT and how they intersect... Read More →


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

District Use of Facilities Program
Is your district often faced with requests for the use of district facilities? This session will explore strategies for managing these programs. Topics discussed will include: What groups are authorized to use district properties? What type of insurance should be in place? Participants will learn strategies for avoiding costly litigation and other problems associated with the use of district-owned facilities by outside organizations.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
TB

Terry Barlow

Sr Loss Control Rep, NJSIG
TJ

Tony Jones

Loss Control Manager, NJSIG
CR

Chris Russo

Business Administrator, Delran Board of Education

Exhibitors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.

Sponsors
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New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Finding Opportunity in Long-Term Debt Planning
In the 1990s, many New Jersey school districts issued bonds for capital projects. As those bonds are being paid off, now is the time to plan for new capital financing. Whether your district has long -term debt that is expiring, or you need ideas on financing capital facility improvements, you will learn how to thoughtfully and efficiently implement a capital finance plan.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
RA

Robbi Acampora

Financial Adviser, Phoenix Advisors, LLC

Exhibitors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors  LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

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

Sponsors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors  LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

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


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

District Use of Facilities Program
Is your district often faced with requests for the use of district facilities? This session will explore strategies for managing these programs. Topics discussed will include: What groups are authorized to use district properties? What type of insurance should be in place? Participants will learn strategies for avoiding costly litigation and other problems associated with the use of district-owned facilities by outside organizations.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
TB

Terry Barlow

Sr Loss Control Rep, NJSIG
TJ

Tony Jones

Loss Control Manager, NJSIG
CR

Chris Russo

Business Administrator, Delran Board of Education

Exhibitors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.

Sponsors
avatar for New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Platinum Sponsor, New Jersey Schools Insurance Group
A non-profit school insurance pool serving public schools throughout NJ and offers the best coverage at the lowest possible cost while also providing education and risk management services.



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

A Fresh Look at Indoor Air Quality and Energy Savings
Despite the recent focus on energy savings, building systems are designed much the same way today as they have been for decades. Learn how trying to cut energy costs has led to moisture problems as mechanical units are shut down or operations reduced; and the movement to improve indoor air quality has resulted in designs that deliver more outside air into buildings –but there are questions as to whether that actually improves air quality. Discover how your district can reduce energy use, save money and improve air quality with a different design approach.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group  Inc

Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.

Sponsors
avatar for Spiezle Architectural Group  Inc

Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 405-406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Drinking Water Rules: What Needs to be Done
With the New Jersey State Department of Education’s adoption of new rules requiring the immediate testing for lead in the drinking water of all New Jersey public school districts, charter schools, renaissance schools and jointure commissions, it is important that school boards understand and implement the new requirements. This session will discuss the technical and legal requirements regarding lead in drinking water, the sources of lead in drinking water, the steps needed to correct the problem, and the recent filings of class action lawsuits related to the problem.

1 QPA: Office Admin./General Duties

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
HB

Hope Blackburn

General Counsel, Jersey City Public Schools
JS

John Scagnelli Esq

Partner, Scarinici Hollenbeck

Exhibitors
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Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.

Sponsors
avatar for Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso

Diamond Sponsor, Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso
Providing exceptional legal advice and counsel for school districts state-wide for more that 40 years in the areas of General and Special Education Labor and Employment and Litigation.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Hot Topics in School Finance
The session will cover three timely topics in school finance. Participants will learn about equipment lease financing and how this financing strategy can provide a continuous source of funds for equipment purchases without stressing a budget. Payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) programs are “hot” due to the reemergence of redevelopment projects statewide; this session will cover what school districts should expect from PILOTs. And participants will receive an update on secondary market disclosure compliance and the continued focus of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on this subject.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
RA

Robbi Acampora

Financial Adviser, Phoenix Advisors, LLC

Exhibitors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors  LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

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

Sponsors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors  LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

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


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 420 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Thursday, October 27
 

9:30am EDT

Improve Your District's Credit Rating
Participants will receive a brief overview of the rating process for their bonds, with most of the presentation focusing on those rating criteria over which school districts have the most control – financial practices, management, and policy adoption. Underlying economics, and state regulations restrict most districts’ ability to influence their credit rating, but steps can be taken to improve the financial management assessment score. The session will cover those areas of financial practices of most interest to the rating agencies, and will provide suggestions on how to best address rating agency expectations in these areas.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
TE

Thomas Eldridge

School Business Administrator, Lawrence Township School District
ML

Mary Lyons

Managing Director, Phoenix Advisors LLC

Exhibitors
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

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

Sponsors
avatar for Phoenix Advisors  LLC

Phoenix Advisors LLC

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


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 414 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401