Thank you for your interest in the 93rd Annual Convention & Education Expo of the New York State School Boards Association. Advance online registration has closed. You are welcome and encouraged to come directly to the Rochester Convention Center to register onsite for the conference.
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The registration fee is waived for voting delegates who are not participating in any other part of the Convention but will only be attending the Saturday afternoon Annual Business Meeting. This complimentary registration does not include attendance or participation in any other portion of the Convention: i.e., Keynote Kickoff, workshops, educational seminars, meals, or exhibits. Delegates wishing to attend any other Convention segment must pay the designated registration fee.
There will be no Leadership Development Recognition points credited for one-day-only Business Meeting registrants.
Thursday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Entitlement to a Sound Basic Education – A Constitutional Right or a Mere Aspirational Goal?
From lack of state educational funding to the cap on property tax levies, many school districts are finding it impossible to provide students with educational opportunities that will enable them to succeed in higher education and/or in the workplace. Must districts accept failure as an option? Join a discussion about what rights our students are entitled to that cannot be taken away and the legal actions that are being developed in this area to protect their interests.
New York’s Plan to Avoid Atlanta’s Cheating Scandal
Test tampering in Atlanta made national news. Learn the details of what actually happened there, and how New York intends to protect the integrity of its own assessments. From mandatory reporting and audits to tougher investigations and sanctions, is your district ready for the new security protocols?
A Stateside View on the State of Education
Join a moderated discussion with the State Education Department’s legal counsel on recent developments and critical issues acted upon or being considered by the Board of Regents and the commissioner of education. How do they affect school board responsibilities and school district practices?
The Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing Services
Cloud computing services offer a cost-effective mode for storing electronic data. If your district chooses to go in this direction, what are the legal issues involved? Will your confidential records be protected? Learn what questions to ask when considering cloud computing, and how to limit related liability issues.
APPR Phase II – The Challenges Ahead
Employment decisions, evaluation appeals, incompetence charges, student learning objectives and evaluator training are a few of the issues awaiting school districts fully implementing the new performance evaluation rules. What are the related legal and practical challenges? How can districts manage them?
When Medical Conditions Affect Job Performance
School districts must provide reasonable accommodations to staff with medical conditions. What triggers that obligation? Are accommodations always required? What is reasonable? Are medical examinations allowed? Can such staff be dismissed? Revisit this complex area of law, recent changes and how to avoid liability.
A Year in Review – What’s Changed?
New federal and state laws, regulations, court decisions and other rulings continuously alter and reshape school district responsibilities. Take a look at the next round of legal obligations school districts must comply with and the practical implications of the new requirements.
When six paid people register, the seventh registrant is FREE. All scholarship registrations should contact Ellen Kramek (800) 342-3360.