Firm Sponsors & Presents at New Jersey School Boards Association 2016 Workshop in Atlantic City October 25th - October 27th

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader is proud to once again participate as a Gold Sponsor of the 2016 New Jersey School Boards Association Workshop which will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center from October 25th to October 27th.

This annual event is the largest training conference for New Jersey’s local school officials drawing several thousand attendees from school districts all over the State.

Members of our Firm’s Education Practice Group will present several workshops in the Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader Learning Lab in relation to this year’s theme “Recognizing the Value of Every Student” and will also serve as panelists and speakers at events scheduled during the three-day workshop.


Lester E. Taylor III, Firm Partner and Chair of the Education Practice Group, will take part in the annual Mock Board Meeting, a highly-anticipated session featuring school law professionals conducting a “mock school board meeting” addressing school district leaders on sensitive topics such as student discipline, social media, transgender students, negotiations, and race. 

Mr. Taylor will also present “Getting Past Impasse: Strategies and Practitioners Advice for Dealing with Difficult Negotiations.” This discussion will teach board members, administration, and members of the negotiation committee their proper role in handling negotiations, as well as strategies for working with the union, public and other members of the board to help move through the process. The discussion will also advise on how to deal with contentious labor relations, media requests, and other board related matters.

Partner Philip J. Morin, III will present “Don’t Be Tardy With Your Notice Obligations: A Primer on Key Insurance Coverage Issues.” This session will educate school board leaders on how to manage a district’s insurance coverage. Mr. Morin’s session will explore the responsibilities of the insured, such as following strict requirements on reporting claims so as not to jeopardize payment of a claim or trigger a loss of coverage.

Katharine Fina, Associate attorney, will present “What’s So Challenging About Bid Challenges: An Explanation of the NJ Public Schools Contracts Law, How to Survive a Bid Challenge, and Potential Pitfalls in Public Bidding.” Ms. Fina will address school board members on the contract process explaining what types of contracts need to be publicly advertised; when and how a contract should be advertised; how a school district awards a contract; when a school district is required to reject a bid; and what a school district should do if a contractor or vendor submits a bid challenge.

Partner Joseph D. Castellucci, Jr., will address school board members, administrators and school board attorneys on Employee Disability Accommodations during the School Law Forum held on the final day of Workshop. 

See our schedule below for details. Those attending Workshop can also keep up with our Events by downloading the Workshop 2016 Mobile App as well as via Twitter Click here for more information and the NJSBA Workshop agenda.

The firm's Education Practice Group provides a broad range of legal counseling and services to some of the largest school districts in the state and institutions of higher learning. Our attorneys counsel school board members on a myriad of issues from special education and related services, discipline and harassment intimidation and bullying, to labor and employment matters, including tenure hearings and increment withholdings, collective negotiations, arbitrations, unfair practice charges and harassment and disability claims.


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