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27th Annual School Client Conference

January 20
2012
Seminar
Buffalo, NY
January 20, 2012

Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue,
Cheektowaga, New York
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch at 12:20 p.m.
Cocktail reception at 3:30 p.m.

Who should attend: Board members, superintendents, business officials, and administrators

Introduction/Overview
8:50 a.m.
Karl W. Kristoff

9 - 10:10 a.m.
Tax Cap: The Latest Developments From the State
Jeffrey F. Swiatek and Jeffrey W. Stone

Session 1 (choose one program)
10:25 – 11:15 a.m.

1A — APPR: The Next Steps
Karl W. Kristoff and John J. Christopher

1B — A Few of Your Worst Employment Nightmares
Brendan P. Kelleher and John M. Godwin

1C — The Discipline of Students With Disabilities
Andrew J. Freedman

Session 2 (choose one program)
11:20 a.m. –12:10 p.m.

2A — The Dignity Act: New Regulations
Andrew J. Freedman and Emina Poricanin

2B — Sharing Information With the Police and Other Government Agencies: Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting, Subpoenas, Health, and Safety
David A. Farmelo and Jill L. Yonkers

2C — The Revamping of Section 504: What School Officials Need to Know
Ryan L. Everhart and Dina L. Allen

Session 3 (choose one program)
1:20 – 2:10 p.m.

3A — Accommodating Disabilities
John J. Christopher and Machael P. Sherry

3B — Health Care Reform Update
Michael J. Flanagan

3C —What Do I Do Now? Handling Impartial Hearing Requests
Ryan L. Everhart and Andrew J. Freedman

Session 4 (choose one program)
2:15 – 3:05 p.m.

4A — Difficult Situations Board Members Often Face, and How You Can Handle Them
John J. Christopher and Jeffrey F. Swiatek

4B — Common Errors in Student Discipline: What Might Your District Still Be Doing Wrong?
Brendan P. Kelleher

4C — An Update on Least Restrictive Environment
Ryan L. Everhart and Dina L. Allen

A Quick Review of 2011 - New Cases and Statutes School Officials Need to Know About
3:10 – 3:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception 3:30 p.m.

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