• Human Resource Professionals:

    Focused Discussions to Avoid Pitfalls


    For the 2019-20 school year we have created a series of three professional development offerings that will serve the interests of a wide range of districts–large to small, urban to rural, and of those with primary or shared HR responsibilities. The diversity in these groups is enormous and ranges from Superintendents to central office or school secretaries. 

    The scheduling of each presentation will be topical in nature based on the typical pattern of HR issues arising during the course of the year.   

    Our goal is that each attendee will come prepared to share challenges, discuss daily issues and situations, so that collectively an appropriate response can be developed to avoid pitfalls.


    Sessions will be facilitated by:

    Dr. Kenneth King, Assistant Superintendent (retired), East Orange Public Schools

    Dr. Marc Gaswirth, Assistant Superintendent (retired), Marlboro Twp. Public Schools

    In addition, each session will have an active HR professional working closely with Dr. King and Dr. Gaswirth.


    Part One:  Starting the Year – Being State Compliant

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    This session will emphasize state reporting requirements, mandated in-service training, new teacher and administrative training protocols, teacher work assignments, negotiations preparations, staff evaluation procedures, etc. 


    Part Two:  Critical Mid-Year HR Challenges

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    This session will cover subjects such as anticipated/projected hiring needs, staff turnover and recruitment, interviewing techniques, contract administration, along with other timely and critical requirements.


    Part Three:  End of Year Tasks – Prepare for Next Year

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The final seminar would focus on non-renewal issues, tenure eligibility questions, increment withholdings, involuntary and voluntary transfers, tenure procedures, as well as all types of ongoing leave requests.


    All sessions will be held at NJASA Headquarters (920 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618)

    Refreshments/Registration 9:00am.

    Sessions conclude 12:00pm approximate.

    Program includes continental breakfast and meeting materials.