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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
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Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 410 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.


Speakers
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Robert Colavita

School Business Administrator, Hopewell Valley Regional School District
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Kevin Kuchinski

Mayor, Hopewell Township
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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

1:00pm EDT

Current Issues in School Law
Everybody loves to speak with a school law attorney, especially when it is free. Two NJSBA staff attorneys will present an update on recent legal decisions and legislative developments affecting boards of education and charter schools. The session uses a combined presentation/question-and-answer format that will provide insight into significant recent developments in public education school law, and also give participants an opportunity to ask questions about the topics presented and any other area of school law.

1 QPA: Ethics 

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

Speakers
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Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA
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Carl Tanksley

Counsel, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Show Me the Money: Creating Opportunities Through Reallocation of Resources
The Washington Township Board of Education (Gloucester County) has approved a redistricting plan which will be implemented for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The school board's re-districting committee and administrative staff will discuss how the reallocation of resources through redistricting, redistribution of certificated staff, and various programmatic changes enabled the funding for the expansion of support service in guidance and technology, the expansion of a half day kindergarten to a full-day kindergarten program, and the launch of a 1:1 Laptop Computer initiative at the high school, while staying within CAP for the start of the 2016/17 school year.  The 60-minute technology-based interactive presentation will focus on the process of clarifying goals, identification of resources, planning and implementation. The program will conclude with a question and answer session in which attendees may ask questions and share ideas. 

Speakers
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Joseph Bollendorf

Superintendent of Schools, Washington Township Public Schools
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Carol Chila

Board Member, Washington Township Board of Education
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Ginny Murphy

Board President, Washington Township Board of Education (Gloucester)



Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

STEM On A Dime!
This presentation is intended to assist teachers and districts in developing i-STEM programs on limited budgets. Developing maker-spaces and design labs can be far more cost-effective than you might think! At Delsea Regional High School, used computers, used furniture, free software, some elbow grease, and adopting the adage of “reduce, reuse, recycle” helped to get our program up and running. This presentation will offer tips on: Accessing free training, where to find free software, lesson resources and materials, minimizing costs of paper goods and consumables, classroom-to-lab conversion tips that do not require an architect, and more!

Speakers
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David Doyle

Teacher, Delsea Regional High School
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Dr Melissa Williams

Asst Superintendent, Delsea Regional High School


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Bullying: Lessons from TV Land
This exciting program will use video clips from classic TV shows and movies to illustrate the key legal principles and latest developments of this serious subject in an informative and entertaining way.

Speakers
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Beverly Darvin Cwerner

Vice President, Bernards Township Board of Education
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John E Croot Jr Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere
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Linda Wooldridge

President, Bernards Township Board of Education


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Gay-Straight Alliances in Today's Public Schools
Today’s Gay-Straight Alliances are forums for students to find support and safe places to discuss the subjects affecting the LGBT community in their schools and beyond. As the students strive to “educate and advocate” they become savvy about the legal issues involved with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in public school settings. This session will provide school board members background information about high school Gay-Straight Alliances and an overview of the New Jersey laws that protect the rights of the LGBT students in their school districts.

Speakers
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Jessica Ippolito Ed D

Teacher GSA Adviser, Delsea Regional High School
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Brian D'Ottavio

Guidance Counselor/GSA Adviser, Delsea Regional High School
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Andrew Li

Parker McCay


Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Parents On Premises: Increasing Parental Involvement in Schools
Over the past three years, Campbell School has transformed the learning culture of the school. In Year One, the school incorporated Family Fun Nights to engage parents and students in learning opportunities that enhanced the Common Core Standards. In Year Two, the school built upon these opportunities by creating the "Not the Same Old Parent Workshop" series to instruct parents on how instruction and content have changed since they were in school. Now, Campbell School has taken the experiences from these two successes to create the TOPS (Teaching Our Parents and Students) Volunteer Training Program, where parents have received formal instruction in preparation to set up enhanced instructional volunteer opportunities with the classroom. This presentation will walk the participants through the program's development, implementation and assessment, in an effort to assist other schools and districts in replicating the program.

Speakers
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Lisa Levin

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School
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Edward C Porowski

Principal, Campbell Elementary School
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Jennifer Spak

Teacher, Campbell Elementary School


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

New Jersey Management-Labor Collaborative Project
Research conducted by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (RU-SMLR) Professor Saul Rubenstein reports the statistically significant positive impact that collaboration among administration and staff has on student achievement. NJSBA, RU-SMLR, NJASA, NJPSA, NJEA, and AFT-NJ are jointly providing professional development to districts to implement this process, which complements professional learning communities. In this session, an overview of the project will discussed and the six initial pilot districts will share their first year experiences.

Speakers
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Marie Blistan

NJEA Vice President Teacher, New Jersey Education Association
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Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA
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Dr Saul Rubenstein

Professor, Rutgers School of Labor & Management


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a growing issue that has an impact for schools. The NJ Attorney General established a task force to address all facets of this issue including educating students, all school personnel and Boards of Education. In collaboration with the DOE, the AG is advocating the development of middle/high school curricula that addresses human trafficking in the context of social studies, health, and American history.

Speakers
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Nancy Curry

Director Office of Student Support Services, NJDOE


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 


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