Two programs, designed for school board members, school administrators and school attorneys, will be held in upcoming weeks.

The first, “Understanding NJ Sunshine Law and Related Transparency Requirements,” will be held on Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. The program will include a review of requirements related to meeting notice, agendas, public participation, recording meetings, minutes, and closed sessions as well as recent case law, including the Opderbeck v. Midland Park Board of Education decision, and its implications for what information must be shared with the public. The session will also include a review of other requirements related to government transparency, including the Open Public Records Act.

Presenters include Michael Kaelber, NJSBA’s director of legal and labor relations services, and David Nash, Legal One director. Legal One is a partner of the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA), and the program will be held at the FEA building at 12 Centre Drive in Monroe Township.

The program fee is $75. Online registration is available here.

Employee Leave

A Dec. 9 program that will provide practical, up-to-date information regarding legal issues that arise when school employees take leave due to medical issues, family issues and work-related injuries will also be held at the FEA building. The session, “Addressing Employee Leave/Disability Issues for Attorneys,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will learn about the interplay between New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act and New Jersey’s Family Leave Act.

Presenters include David Nash, Legal One Director, Ralph Gerstein, Samuel M. Gaylord, Patrick F. Carrigg and Maureen S. Binetti.

The program fee is $150. Online registration is available here.

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