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Mock Board Learning Lab Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 25
 

2:00pm

Do Guns Belong in School?
School security is a constant concern of Board Members and Administrators. School resource officers are an option, continued funding is a concern. Private security forces and in-house security guards have different limitations. Class III police officers are now an alternative. Should they be armed? What are the chances they’ll need their weapons? What if weapons are ‘necessary’ and the security doesn’t have them. SSE&C will delve into the need for security as well as the risks.

Speakers
SM

Stephen M Bacigalupo II Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
JA

John A Boppert Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
JT

Jody T Walker Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Filing Tenure Charges: What Does it Really Mean?
Making the decision whether or not to pursue tenure charges against a tenured employee seeking termination is a complex decision that carries with it a variety of sometime competing factors ranging from financial, staffing, community and legal. In this lab, we will discuss factors that under best practices should be considered in deciding whether or not to pursue tenure charges against an employee. We will also discuss the legal process and timelines for tenure charges from start to finish, as well as discuss some possible alternatives to tenure charges that may be more appropriate under certain circumstances.

Speakers
AH

Alicia Hoffmeyer Esq

Attorney, Comegno Law Group


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Free Speech/Hate Speech: Limits of Free Expression in Schools
The U.S. Supreme Court held long ago that students and teachers "don't shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate," but is there a right to wear a confederate flag to school? A "Trump" hat? A "Black Lives Matter" T-shirt? May teachers express opinions when discussing current events? Should students be permitted to do so, in class or the school newspaper? Should a Neo-Nazi Club be permitted? If so, should a teacher be permitted, or required, to serve as advisor? Board attorneys will discuss these questions and others, testing the limits of free speech in public schools.

Speakers
BC

Brenda C Liss Esq

Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti
TL

Teresa L Moore Esq

Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti, LLP


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Phoenix Advisors Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Learning the Benefits of Creating an Educational Foundation
Our discussion will focus on the mechanics of establishing an Educational Foundation, what it is and what isn’t as well as outlining its legal structure.

Speakers
MD

Megan Dzwonkowski

Executive Director, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
KC

Kim C Belin Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Navigating Ethical Issues for School Boards
This program will provide an overview of the School Ethics Act for school board members, with updates on recent cases and advisory opinions to help board members identify and avoid potential ethics issues. A question and answer session on common pitfalls and strategies for steering clear will be included.

Speakers
ST

Shana T Don Esq

Associate, Scarinici Hollenbeck
RE

Ramon E Rivera Esq

Partner, Chair of Labor and Employment Law Group, Scarinici Hollenbeck


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Scarinci | Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Post no evil. Like no evil. Tweet no evil: Board member use of Social Media
Cooper Levenson school board attorneys will discuss the issues all board members need to know about using social media. With real world examples, the attorneys will discuss board member interaction with the public on personal or official social media accounts and pages. The attorneys will also review legal precedent, advisory opinions, and best practices so board members leave with a better understanding of their legal rights, and the possible ethical consequences of their actions. #JoinUs in this must see @CooperLevenson session.

Speakers
WS

William S Donio Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
AH

Amy Houck Elco Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Shirts, Skins and Slogans: The Limits of Student Sartorial Expression
A review and discussion on the interplay between student First Amendment rights (political, religious and otherwise) weighed against district rights to an orderly and non-disruptive school environment. Discussion could include the Trump t-shirt yearbook photo, prom dresses, dress codes and religious garb

Speakers
AW

Andrew W Li Esq

Associate, Parker McCay


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Maschio's Food Service Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Student Religious Expression and Practice
This program will address student religious expression in school, including organized prayer groups and activities, accommodation of prayer during instructional time, and related issues.

Speakers
EF

Elizabeth Farley Murphy Esq

Partner, The Busch Law Group


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Investors Bank Theater Stage

2:00pm

Taking Action: Board Voting from A to Z
This fast-paced program will address the numerous issues related to voting at Board meetings, including the new law on sending district voting rights, abstentions, who can vote, how many votes are required, tie votes, reconsidering votes, voting by telephone or proxy, etc.

Speakers
BD

Bev Darvin Cwerner

President, Bernards Township Board of Education
JE

John E Croot Jr Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC
DM

Derlys M Gutierrez Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Apple Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

2:00pm

Use and Abuse of Social Media by Teachers and Students
Districts have developed policies regarding the use of social media by staff and students, but determining whether the line has been crossed remains difficult. We will explore examples of use and abuse of social media by teachers and students and what actions a Board may take to address and prevent abuse.

Speakers
JP

John P Allen Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP
JL

Joseph L Roselle Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP


Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Do Guns Belong in School?
School security is a constant concern of Board Members and Administrators. School resource officers are an option, continued funding is a concern. Private security forces and in-house security guards have different limitations. Class III police officers are now an alternative. Should they be armed? What are the chances they’ll need their weapons? What if weapons are ‘necessary’ and the security doesn’t have them. SSE&C will delve into the need for security as well as the risks.

Speakers
SM

Stephen M Bacigalupo II Esq

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
JA

John A Boppert Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
JT

Jody T Walker Esq

Counsel, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Filing Tenure Charges: What Does it Really Mean?
Making the decision whether or not to pursue tenure charges against a tenured employee seeking termination is a complex decision that carries with it a variety of sometime competing factors ranging from financial, staffing, community and legal. In this lab, we will discuss factors that under best practices should be considered in deciding whether or not to pursue tenure charges against an employee. We will also discuss the legal process and timelines for tenure charges from start to finish, as well as discuss some possible alternatives to tenure charges that may be more appropriate under certain circumstances.

Speakers
AH

Alicia Hoffmeyer Esq

Attorney, Comegno Law Group


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Presidio Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Free Speech/Hate Speech: Limits of Free Expression in Schools
The U.S. Supreme Court held long ago that students and teachers "don't shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate," but is there a right to wear a confederate flag to school? A "Trump" hat? A "Black Lives Matter" T-shirt? May teachers express opinions when discussing current events? Should students be permitted to do so, in class or the school newspaper? Should a Neo-Nazi Club be permitted? If so, should a teacher be permitted, or required, to serve as advisor? Board attorneys will discuss these questions and others, testing the limits of free speech in public schools.

Speakers
BC

Brenda C Liss Esq

Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti
TL

Teresa L Moore Esq

Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti, LLP


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Phoenix Advisors Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Learning the Benefits of Creating an Educational Foundation
Our discussion will focus on the mechanics of establishing an Educational Foundation, what it is and what isn’t as well as outlining its legal structure.

Speakers
MD

Megan Dzwonkowski

Executive Director, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership
KC

Kim C Belin Esq

Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Navigating Ethical Issues for School Boards
This program will provide an overview of the School Ethics Act for school board members, with updates on recent cases and advisory opinions to help board members identify and avoid potential ethics issues. A question and answer session on common pitfalls and strategies for steering clear will be included.

Speakers
ST

Shana T Don Esq

Associate, Scarinici Hollenbeck
RE

Ramon E Rivera Esq

Partner, Chair of Labor and Employment Law Group, Scarinici Hollenbeck


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Scarinci | Hollenbeck Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Post no evil. Like no evil. Tweet no evil: Board member use of Social Media
Cooper Levenson school board attorneys will discuss the issues all board members need to know about using social media. With real world examples, the attorneys will discuss board member interaction with the public on personal or official social media accounts and pages. The attorneys will also review legal precedent, advisory opinions, and best practices so board members leave with a better understanding of their legal rights, and the possible ethical consequences of their actions. #JoinUs in this must see @CooperLevenson session.

Speakers
WS

William S Donio Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law
AH

Amy Houck Elco Esq

Attorney at Law, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cooper Levenson Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Shirts, Skins and Slogans: The Limits of Student Sartorial Expression
A review and discussion on the interplay between student First Amendment rights (political, religious and otherwise) weighed against district rights to an orderly and non-disruptive school environment. Discussion could include the Trump t-shirt yearbook photo, prom dresses, dress codes and religious garb

Speakers
AW

Andrew W Li Esq

Associate, Parker McCay


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Maschio's Food Service Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Student Religious Expression and Practice
This program will address student religious expression in school, including organized prayer groups and activities, accommodation of prayer during instructional time, and related issues.

Speakers
EF

Elizabeth Farley Murphy Esq

Partner, The Busch Law Group


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Investors Bank Theater Stage

3:00pm

Taking Action: Board Voting from A to Z
This fast-paced program will address the numerous issues related to voting at Board meetings, including the new law on sending district voting rights, abstentions, who can vote, how many votes are required, tie votes, reconsidering votes, voting by telephone or proxy, etc.

Speakers
BD

Bev Darvin Cwerner

President, Bernards Township Board of Education
JE

John E Croot Jr Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC
DM

Derlys M Gutierrez Esq

Partner, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Apple Education Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465

3:00pm

Use and Abuse of Social Media by Teachers and Students
Districts have developed policies regarding the use of social media by staff and students, but determining whether the line has been crossed remains difficult. We will explore examples of use and abuse of social media by teachers and students and what actions a Board may take to address and prevent abuse.

Speakers
JP

John P Allen Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP
JL

Joseph L Roselle Esq

Attorney, Schenck Price Smith & King LLP


Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08465