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1 QPA Procurement Procedures [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

Negotiating Health Benefits
Over the past few years there have been significant changes in the health insurance arena, including changes in the School Employees Health Benefit Program (SEHBP); Chapter 78’s sunset; and the advent of the Affordable Care Act. Learn how these changes affect collective negotiations.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

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

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 410 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
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

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

Sponsors
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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

Procuring Local Foods for School Cafeterias
Across the country, an increasing number of schools are sourcing local foods and providing complementary educational activities that emphasize food, agriculture, and nutrition. Why not in the Garden State? Topics covered in this session include procurement basics, defining local, where to find local products, the variety of ways schools can purchase locally in accordance with regulations, and the resources available to guide district efforts.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

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

Speakers
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Chris Cirkus

Farm to School Asst Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrution
BF

Beth Feehan

Farm to School Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrition
RH

Renee Haider

Associate Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
SS

Sharon Seyler

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 415 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
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Phoenix Advisors LLC

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

Sponsors
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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
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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