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Tuesday, October 25

11:00am EDT

Mitigating the Impact of Declining Enrollment in Your District
Declining enrollment in local school distrcts creates significant challenges for many school districts in New Jersey. This decline has been exacerbated by the simultaneous decrease in state funding, often accompanied by a decline in the local tax base. The increased demands for academic improvement, rising costs for such items as health care, wages, transportation, and utilities as well as additional “unfunded” mandates and the 2 percent tax cap levy place a great strain on many districts. This session will focus on exploring possible solutions and strategies that will assist your board in addressing the impact of declining enrollment while maintaining the quality of the education you provide to your students. Consolidation, regionalization, distance learning, sharing services, and “choice” are some of the options that will be explored.


Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Partnering with Municipalities: Understanding the Politics and Making it Happen
Our regional school district benefits greatly from collaborating with local municipalities, with recent results including a$500,000 municipal grant for a new district baseball field;
free solar panel installation that generates $50,000 in revenue per year; partnering support for the district’s proposed $35 million bond referendum; waived municipal fees; and more.

The HVRSD Board President and Hopewell Township Mayor will discuss partnering for gains, navigating the political landscape, networking, community involvement/perception, how to navigate through the process and cut the red tape.

1 QPA: Office Admin/General Duties

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


Robert Colavita

School Business Administrator, Hopewell Valley Regional School District

Kevin Kuchinski

Mayor, Hopewell Township

Lisa Wolff

President Board of Education, Hopewell Valley Regional School District

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

3:30pm EDT

HILLS House: Helping Individuals Learn Life Skills
Learn about an innovative program, designed by Warren County Special Services School District in partnership with Centenary College, where students in special education classes enhance direct classroom instruction by applying their life skills at the HILLS (Helping Individuals Learn Life Skills)House facility.


Janet Cunningham

House Coordinator, Warren County Special Services School District

Joseph E. Flynn

Superintendent, Warren County Special Services School District

Sherry Koeppen

Supervisor, Warren County Special Services School District

Tuesday October 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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