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26th Annual School Client Conference

January 14
2011
Seminar
Buffalo, NY
January 14, 2011

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 noon
Cocktail reception at 3:30 p.m.

This seminar is complimentary and exclusive to clients and friends of Hodgson Russ.
Please register early. Space is limited.

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

Introduction/Overview
9 – 9:50 a.m.
Karl W. Kristoff

Session 1 (choose one program)

1A — Health Care Reform Act
Michael J. Flanagan and Arthur A. Marrapese III

1B — Effective Fiscal Management and Creative Alternate Funding in Tough Times
Jeffrey F. Swiatek

1C — Navigating Issues With Student/Staff Relationships
Lura Hess Bechtel and John J. Christopher

Session 2 (choose one program)
11 – 11:50 a.m.

2A — The First Amendment: New Developments in Employee and Student Speech Rights
John M. Godwin

2B — Employee Relations/Appointments in a Difficult Financial Environment
David A. Farmelo

2C — Update on Discrimination: The Latest News From the Courts and the Regulators
John J. Christopher and Dina L. Allen

Session 3 (choose one program)

3A — APPR: What Schools Should Be Doing Now
John J. Christopher, David A. Farmelo, and Jeffrey F. Swiatek

3B — Financing Projects After EXCEL: Where Do We Go From Here? John A. Alessi and Jeffrey W. Stone

3C — Accommodations in Athletics: How Far Should Schools Go?
Ryan L. Everhart and Dina L. Allen

Session 4 (choose one program)

4A — Cyberbullying: What Districts Can Do
Elizabeth D. Carlson 

4B — Defending Real Property Tax Assessment Cases in These Economic Times
Michael B. Risman 

4C — Hide and Seek: District Obligations to Locate and Evaluate Students With Disabilities
Ryan L. Everhart and Machael Pelosi Sherry

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