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32nd Annual School Client Conference

January 13
Cheektowaga, New York
January 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Millennium Hotel Buffalo
2040 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, New York
9:00 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

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.

Introduction/Overview, Jeffrey Swiatek: 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. 

Session 1 (choose one program) 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1A The Evolving Legal Requirements for Employee Leave
Emina Poricanin

1B Legal Issues Surrounding Drugs in Schools: From Students to Employees
Melanie Beardsley

1C Navigating OCR Compliance
Andrew Freedman

Break: 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  

Session 2 (choose one program) 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
2A Employee Discipline and Evaluations
Melanie Beardsley and Jeffrey Same

2B Obamacare: What's Now and What's Next?
Michael Flanagan

2C Strategies for Your Most Common CSE Dilemmas
Ryan Everhart

Lunch 12:00 – 1:10 p.m.

Session 3 (choose one program) 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
3A Latest on K-Solar and Renewable Energy Programs, School District Solar PILOTS, and other Tax Assessment Challenges
Daniel Spitzer and Michael Risman

3B Effective Strategies for Collective Bargaining
Jeffrey Swiatek

3C Recent Trends and Practices in Student Discipline
Ryan Everhart and Lauren Hojnacki

Break 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Session 4 (choose one program) 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
4A Capital Projects/Financings: Your Issues for 2017
John Alessi, William Lundquist, Jeffrey Stone, and Marla Waiss

4B The Top 10 Legal Issues School Board Members and Administrators Need to Know
Jeffrey Swiatek

4C New Student Issues: Immunization Exemptions & Residency Status
Andrew Freedman

Cocktail Reception: 3:30  4:15 p.m.

Please register by January 6, 2017.