2018 Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Capital Conference

 | 07:00 pm

Columbus Convention Center

400 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Several Bricker attorneys will be sharing information throughout the conference to help you navigate some of the hottest current issues in education.

Sunday, November 11

Trauma and the classroom
Time: 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: A210–212

Laura AnthonyBricker & Eckler
Lori Reisinger, Champaign County Common Pleas Court
Tami Santa, Westerville City Schools
Moderator: Daryl Michael Jr., Montgomery County ESC

Trauma can come from many sources — homelessness, abuse, bullying, school threats — and schools must recognize and respond to traumatic stress that impacts students. A panel of lawyers, judicial officials, trauma experts and educators explore how trauma impacts learning, mental health, school discipline and related legal implications.

Monday, November 12

Masonry falling off and the roof still leaks
Time: 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Location: A114–115

Chris McCloskeyBricker & Eckler
Katie JohnsonBricker & Eckler
Gary Mays, Mays Consulting & Evaluation Services, Inc.
Karen Boch, Wellston City Schools
Moderator: Terry Groden, North Olmstead City Schools

Wellston City Schools, Bricker & Eckler and Mays Consulting & Evaluation Services, Inc. explain how to identify defective construction work and discuss potential remedies and fronting the cost of the fix.

Handling a 21st century crisis at school
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Location: A213–215

Nicole DonovskyBricker & Eckler
Mary Beth Freeman, Delaware Area Career Center
Hinda Mitchell, Inspire PR Group
Moderator: David Varda, ESC of Central Ohio

Hear how the Delaware Area Career Center’s crisis team works together to communicate effectively with the media and school community during a crisis, while balancing legal concerns.

Trends in collective bargaining
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Location: A226

Sue YountBricker & Eckler
Kate DavisBricker & Eckler
Rico BarreraBricker & Eckler
Moderator: Michael Trego, ESC of Central Ohio

A panel of attorneys shares bargaining trends, top language items to gain, key rights to retain (or recover) and strategies.

The financial impact of Ohio pipelines
Time: 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: B131

Becky PrincehornBricker & Eckler
Michael Sobul, Public Finance Resources
Howard Fleeter, Ohio Education Policy Institute 
Jason Mumma, Ohio Department of Taxation
Patrick King, Stifel Nicolaus
Moderator: Randy Drewyor, Bright Local Schools (Highland)

What will all the pipelines mean for Ohio schools? This discussion focuses on projected timing, financial impact, options presented and ultimate interface with state aid.

21st century school safety and security
Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Location: A213–215

Becky PrincehornBricker & Eckler
Chris McCloskeyBricker & Eckler
Joe Chaddock, Stark County ESC
Moderator: Sue Lang, Wyoming City Schools

Sadly, school safety and security have become daily worries for school districts everywhere. This discussion highlights the construction and financial aspects of school safety and security, including the costs of mental health services and school resource officers.

Tuesday, November 13

School law workshop: Negotiations after fair share fees ruling
Time: 1:00–2:15 p.m.
Location: A210–212

Beverly MeyerBricker & Eckler
Lauren GreshBricker & Eckler

In this sesson, participants will work through realistic scenarios encountered during negotiations and gain insight on how negotiations will be different after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on fair share fees in Janus v. AFSCME.

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