Ferrara Fiorenza P.C.

Ferrara Fiorenza PC

2018 School Law Conference

When:  Thursday, July 26, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
(continental breakfast and buffet lunch provided)

Where:  The Lodge at Welch-Allyn
4355 State Street
Skaneateles Falls, New York

Join us for our 2018  School Law Conference to be held on July 26 at The Lodge at Welch-Allyn located at 4355 State Street, Skaneateles Falls, New York.  Morning and afternoon sessions will focus on the following topics:

Workplace Harassment: The Climate has Changed - 9:00 - 10:00 am

Governor Cuomo’s 2019 budget proposal with enhanced sexual harassment requirements for all state and local employers (including schools), heightened media coverage and the #MeToo movement continue to shine a spotlight on this serious problem. Particularly frustrating for school districts/BOCES is that despite repeated attempts at educating their workforces about policies and legal requirements, something is getting lost in the translation. Even workers who have undergone harassment training many times cannot seem to apply the rules to their everyday work lives. Come learn compliance strategies and best practices for reducing your organization’s risks in this regard.

Labor Contract Negotiations:  Strategies for Tough Budget Times - 10:00 - 11:00 am

Shrinking tax bases, state funding delays, expensive state and federal law mandates are just a few of the factors contributing to the current budget crisis facing most school districts in this State.  Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement under these circumstances can be especially troubling for school administrators.  This portion of the program will focus on proven strategies for achieving your goals at the bargaining table.

Cyber-Issues and Social Media Panel Discussion - 11:15 - 12:15 pm

In a moderated format, our firm attorneys will be discussing a wide range of topics from cyber-security to the unique challenges raised by student communications through social media and other electronic formats. Use this session as an opportunity to get your questions answered as well.

Better Management of Employee Absenteeism - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

School officials must guard against violating federal and state laws that shield employees from disciplinary action for not coming to work. This portion of the program will involve small-group discussions and help you to develop your organization’s best strategies for controlling absenteeism 

Who Should Attend?

Board Members, Superintendents, Principals, Business Officials and other school administrators who may be interested in these critically-important topics.

Registration Fee:   $95 per attendee (pay by credit card online or by check)

To register, click on "Register" below and provide the information requested and you are registered!

If you would prefer to pay by check, please contact us for a registration form and mail it along with a check (made payable to “Ferrara Fiorenza PC”) for the appropriate amount to Katherine Senn, Office Manager, Ferrara Fiorenza PC, 5010 Campuswood Drive,  East Syracuse, New York 13057, on or before July 21, 2018.