Session I - Tuesday, November 15, 2022: Students

    Combining best practices with sound strategies that are reasonable and practical will be the focus of this virtual session (via Zoom). Current trends in hazing, bullying prevention and investigation, and anti-discrimination particularly as they affect students with disabilities will be discussed. Recent legislation including Mallory's Law and Piazza's Law, First Amendment rights, gender equity, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education and Opting Out, and Title IX issues also will be addressed.

    Part I: Student Anti-Discrimination Rights: Where Do They Stand in This Fractious Environment? First Amendment rights and racial and gender equity issues will be discussed in this context: What are our legal obligations toward students who fall into any of the protected categories under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination?  Presenter: Philip E. Stern, Esq., DiFrancesco, Bateman, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, PC.

    Part II: Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying. We will review current trends in anti-bullying efforts and hazing prevention and investigation, as well as withstanding social media and other attacks on implementing Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. These issues also will be explored in light of how they affect all students as well as those with disabilities. Presenter: Beth L. Finkelstein, NJASA Assistant Counsel.  


    Session II - Wednesday, February 22, 2023: Governance - Session Agenda

    Spend time with us as we identify appropriate and reasonable solutions to Governance issues, such as: How to respond to school ethics violations, ethics requirements for Board of Education members and administrators, Board relations, how administrators can avoid common pitfalls, how to handle a "strong" Board, and proper handling of executive session issues.


    Session III - Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Personnel

    This session will focus on state law related to tenure, seniority and employment matters, as well as a discussion of new laws and recent changes to laws that impact employees and/or labor matters.

    Part I on November 15, 2022, Part II on February 22, 2023 and Part III on April 19, 2023 will be conducted via Zoom from 9:15 a.m. to approximately 12:00 noon.  Meeting materials will be included.


    • All sessions will run from 9:30 am-12:00 pm approximate.  The Virtual meeting will open at 9:15 am.  Sign-in details will be sent under separate cover. 
    • In-person sessions will include continental breakfast and meeting materials.  All materials and chat will be shared virtually.