New York State School Boards Association

Training Events

2019 Policy Workshop - Latham
Date: April 3, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Show map
NYSSBA Headquarters
24 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110

Phone: (518) 783-0200

Preregistration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

$175 Members*
$350 Nonmembers*


Wednesday April 3
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
NYSSBA Headquarters
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Wednesday April 3

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Securing a Positive School Climate – What Do the Experts Say? 
Beefing up facility security does not address violence prevention. Strengthening a student’s connection to
school and the school community can help reduce violence and bullying. Learn from climate specialists how to measure school climate and use it to improve student outcomes for all members of the school community.

Renee L. Rider, Associate Commissioner, Office of School Operations and Management Services, New York State Education Department
Kathleen R. DeCataldo, Esq., Assistant Commissioner, Office of Student Support Services, New York State Education Department
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. From Research to Practice - A School District’s Experience Examining Its School Climate
School Climate surveys help schools assess student, staff and community perceptions and identify specific strengths and areas for improvement. Hear from experienced school personnel about best practices for conducting a successful climate survey, and how the results can improve a school’s climate.

Laurence T. Spring, Superintendent, Schenectady City School District, and Philip Weinman, Engagement Supervisor & Night School Principal, Schenectady City School District
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Policies to Address and Improve School Climate
Your policies affect the school climate. Find out if your board is on the right track, needs to revise existing policies, or still has more work to do.

NYSSBA Policy Services Staff
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Conclusion


Course fee includes resource materials, continental breakfast and a non-refundable $35 administrative fee. *Cancellations will not be refunded after the pre-registration/cancellation deadline, which is one week prior to the event. No-shows will be billed.

Recognition Program:
All NYSSBA member school boards are eligible for recognition in this program. Credit will accrue for listed events and activities for individuals serving on a NYSSBA member board.
Board members will earn 20 points for attending.
Click here for more information.

Continuing Teacher and Leader Education:
CTLE credit is available from NYSSBA for participation in this event.


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