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The Essentials of Special Education Law
6/16/2014 - 6/30/2015
Webinars by LegalOneNY
Location: ONLINE
Link: Visit LegalOneNY

Special education law is extremely complex and disputes in this area often give rise to litigation. This training will help you understand how to provide all students with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and properly address complex issues related to student placement, program, discipline and due process.

Region 1 Events

Region 1 Fall Meet and Greet
Location: Blackbird's Grill, 553 Old Montauk Hwy, Sayville

 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Please show your support for region one and help strengthen our collegiality. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. 


  • Presentation by SAANYS Executive Director Kevin Casey on an overview of APPR issues and regulatory changes. 
  • Planning for End of Year Event/Meeting 
  • Honoring Retirees
  • Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

RSVP by October 30: Mrs. Susan Bonner, or Mr. John Murphy,

Sponsored by: Rowland Reading Foundation

Google Camp LI
Location: Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville
Link: Register Online

8:00am - 4:00pm

Google Camp is conducted in an Edcamp format. Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers, administrators and their needs. What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. All of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about, with the focus of GoogleCamp on all things Google. Topics covered may include: Chromebooks in the Classroom, Google Apps Management, Google+ Handouts, YouTube, Going Google, Completely Customizing Chrome to Make Your Life Awesome, Google Scripts, Google Apps for Mobile Devices, Deep Dive with Drive, and Google Glass Demo.

All participants will receive Google Chromecast! Space is limited!

Developing Bullet Proof IEPs
Location: Plainview Holiday Inn, Plainview

8:00am - 1:00pm 

Keynote Speaker: Jacob S. Feldman, Esq.

Participants will hear from one of the leading special education attorneys in the nation and receive information on key legal requirements related to the development and implementation of IEPs based on federal and state statutes, regulations and case law.  This will include a review of the most common legal mistakes made by districts and proactive steps to minimize potential liability. The program will include a panel discussion with knowledgeable practitioners who will outline best practices in all aspects of the IEP process. 


8:00-8:30      Coffee/Registration
8:30 - 8:45    Welcome/Overview -  David Nash/Karen Siris
8:45 -10:00   Keynote: Bulletproofing IEPs - Jacob Feldman, Esq. 
10:00 - 10:30 Breakfast/Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30 Panel Discussion: Best Practices in IEPs
11:30 - 12:00 Case Study and/or Video Scenario with Small Group Discussions
12:00 - 12:45 Next Steps/Bringing It All Together 
12:45 - 1:00   Q & A 

Region 8 Events

Region 8 Fall Dinner
Location: Alfresco's, Oneonta

6:00pm Drinks
6:30pm Dinner with presentation/guest speaker to follow by NYSIR
Cost: $10 at the door

The Risk Intelligent Building Administrator

Number One - Know the Risk:  Building-Level Losses and Exposures
Many of the accident that drive-up a district's overall loss experience occur at  the building level. In this segment of the discussion, building-level loss drivers by coverage line will be explained. Loss identification helps determine where to devote budget dollars and staff and student training time. Physical, operational and procedural issues will be presented

Number Two - Assessing Risk: What Hazards Exist in Your Building?
Unsafe playground surfaces, defects and hazards in school gymnasiums, inadequate security and delayed maintenance drive up both property and liability losses. As the property owner - and perceived "deep-pocket - school districts are always named in litigation involving accidents.

Number Three - Mitigating Risk:  Your Role in Handling Claims, Losses and Litigation
Despite best efforts, losses occur on school property or as a result of activities and operations. All insurance policies impose duties on the parties seeking coverage after a loss.  Suggestions on loss reporting; preserving and protecting property; handling legal papers and working with the insurance company will be covered.

RSVP to TheriJo Climenhaga at by November 6th.
Sponsored by: NYSIR

Region 10 Events

Region 10 Negotiation Workshop
Location: Sharkey's Restaurant, Liverpool

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

light refreshments will be served
SAANYS General Counsel, Arthur Scheuerman, will present on "The Art of Negotiations in an Ever Demanding Work Place."
RSVP: Tony Cardamone,

Region 11 Events

Region 11 - 2015 Awards Ceremony
Location: Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road, Penfield

5:00pm: Cash bar reception and appetizers

5:45pm: Awards Program