Ferrara Fiorenza PC 2019 School Law Conference
You are invited to our 2019 School Law Conference to be held on July 25 at The Lodge at Welch-Allyn located at 4355 State Street, Skaneateles Falls, New York. This year we will focus on the following topics:
Has Your Board Policy Manual Gotten Out of Control?
Many Board Policy Manuals have become so cumbersome that few, if any, Board members, administrators or employees are fully aware of their contents. Nevertheless, Board policies are still the “law of the district”. Policies which are outdated, restate existing law/regulations, or are simply forgotten about are often inadvertently violated leading to expensive lawsuits, Commissioner’s appeals and public embarrassment for the district and/or officials involved. This presentation will focus on: dispelling myths about Board Policies/Policy Manuals; explaining how certain policies can increase or even create liability exposure; pros and cons of using Policies vs. Administrative Regulations; and practical tips for revamping Board Policy Manuals.
Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Capital Project
This portion of the program is designed to help school districts avoid the top ten most common mistakes in capital projects that we have seen over the past 25 years. We will review the stages of construction and discuss strategies to make your project successful. This will include exploring topics such as: SEQRA failure; improper bond propositions and wrongfully soliciting voter approval; acceptance of boilerplate contracts; failure to manage design and schedule; failure to comply with school district bidding obligations; mishandling disputes with contractors, architects and construction management; etc.
Responding to Complex Student Issues - An Interactive Panel Discussion
The afternoon will begin with an audience-interactive panel discussion of the legal challenges in dealing with some of today’s most common student issues, including cyberbullying on and off campus, responding to vaping in the school setting, and providing education for students out of school for mental health reasons.
Who, What, When, Where & Why? A Legal Update
Answers provided in this legal update session with topics such as: social media and safety issues, the Child Victims Act and looming liabilities, immunization panels and grace periods, superintendents’ hearings, APPR, and so much more.
Who Should Attend?
Board Members, Superintendents, Principals, Business Officials and other school administrators who may be interested in these critically-important topics.
Registration Fee: $125 per attendee (pay by credit card online or by check)
To register online with a credit card, click here. This link is to our Firm’s affiliated consulting group’s website (Delacroix Consulting Group, LLC). Click on "Add to Cart". When the cart menu drops down, please indicate the number of Conference tickets you are purchasing (for example "3x", if three people from your District will be attending the Conference). Enter your billing and credit card information and you will be registered. Once purchased, you will receive a confirming email from Delacroix.
If you would prefer to pay by check, please contact Katherine Senn, Office Administrator, Ferrara Fiorenza PC, 5010 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, New York 13057, on or before July 21, 2019.
Questions or problems? Please call Katherine Senn at 315-437-7600.