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30th Annual School Client Conference

January 16
Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY
January 16, 2015
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration for this session is closed.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Millennium Hotel Buffalo
2040 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, New York
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.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 school administrators

Introduction/Overview, Jeffrey Swiatek: 9 - 9:15 a.m.

Session 1 (choose one program) 9:20 – 10:10 a.m.
1A “Policies” for Boards to Think About or Revisit 
Karl Kristoff and Melanie Beardsley

1B Student Speech in the Digital Age 
Elizabeth Carlson and John Christopher

1C Everything You Need to Know About Impartial Due Process Hearings
Andrew Freedman

Break: 10:10 – 10:25 a.m.

Session 2 (choose one program) 10:25 – 11:15 a.m.
2A Press and Media in Times of Trouble 
John Christopher and Jeffrey Swiatek

2B The Newest From the Office of Civil Rights 
Andrew Freedman and Emina Poricanin

2C When Johnny Won’t Come to School: The Provision of Special Education Services to Homebound Students
Ryan Everhart

Session 3 (choose one program) 11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
3A How Board Meetings Can Be Made Better 
Karl Kristoff and Jeffrey Swiatek

3B Answers to the Most Common Questions Under FERPA and FOIL 
Ryan Everhart and Jeffrey Same

3C Private Evaluations and IEEs: How to Handle Them in the CSE Process
Melanie Beardsley

Lunch: 12:10 – 1:20 p.m.

Session 4 (choose one program) 1:20 – 2:10 p.m.
4A Negotiations and Budgeting Roundtable
Elizabeth Carlson, John Christopher, Karl Kristoff, and Jeffrey Swiatek

4B The ABC’s of Student Discipline & Manifestation Determinations 
Andrew Freedman and Jaclyn Hamlin

4C OCR Guidance
Melanie Beardsley

Session 5 (choose one program) 2:15 – 3:05 p.m.
5A Effective Employee Evaluation and Discipline 
Elizabeth Carlson and Emina Poricanin

5B Capital Projects/Financings: Your Issues for 2015
John Alessi, Emily Dinsmore, Jeffrey Stone, and Marla Waiss

5C Special Education Question and Answer Session

Cocktail Reception: 3:10 – 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Pfeffer.