•  Human Resource Professionals:
    Focused Discussions on Critical Yearly Decisions

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    • For the 2022-23 school year, we have created a series of four professional development offerings that will serve the interests of a wide range of districts-large to small, urban to rural, designed for those who have primary or shared HR responsibilities, including chief school administrators, other central office administrators and appropriate support staff.

    • Each presentation will be topical in nature, based on the typical cyclical pattern of HR issues that arise during the school year.  We will continue to focus, as necessary, on post-pandemic re-opening school district human resources issues.

    • Attendees should be prepared to share their concerns and challenges, and come up with possible solutions, based on the experiences of others who face similar issues.


    Sessions will be facilitated by:

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

    Patrick Duncan, Esq., Special Assistant for Labor Relations, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

    Charity Comella, Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

    Dr. Jennifer Sharp, Director of Personnel, Freehold Regional High School District

    Additional active HR practitioners and other specialists may also serve as presenters.

    Part One: Post Pandemic HR Issues Continued: In Preparation for 2022-23
    Implications for School District Human Resources Practices
    Tuesday, August 16, 2022
    This virtual workshop will guide participants through a wide range of human resources matters that all school districts will be encountering this school year. Among these are dealing with ongoing staff leave requests; planning for last minute resignations and retirements; supporting staff through mental health and other medical crises; negotiations and working under an expired agreement; planning an effective observation and evaluation schedule; staff monitoring and accountability in the instructional setting.

    Click here to view the session agenda.

    Part Two:  Being State Compliant
    Monday, October 17, 2022
    This session will emphasize state reporting requirements; contract administration issues; mandated in-service training; new teacher and administrative training protocols; onboarding/Induction and Mentoring process; NJQSAC; SGO; teacher work assignments; negotiations preparations staff evaluation procedures, etc.  

    Click here to view the session agenda.

    Part Three:  Critical Mid-Year HR Challenges
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023
    This session will address timely and critical topics including anticipated/projected hiring needs for 23-24 SY; staff turnover and recruitment; interviewing techniques; and continued contract administration matters.


    Part Four:  End of Year Tasks – End of School Year Human Resources Issues
    Wednesday, March 15, 2023 
    The final seminar will focus on non-renewal issues, tenure eligibility questions; Donaldson Appearance; increment withholdings, involuntary and voluntary transfers; tenure procedures; and paid and unpaid leave request options; Planning for Retention-Induction and Mentoring Best Practices for 23-24 SY.  


    •    All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom or, depending on conditions, at NJASA Headquarters (920 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618) 
    •    Sessions will begin at 9:30am and will conclude approximately at noon. Programs will include meeting materials.