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What are the Boundaries of the Schoolhouse Gate in Today's Virtual World?

For: Independent School Board Members, Heads of School, and School Leadership Teams

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This session is part of the NJAIS series, Seminars for Ongoing Learning in School Governance. Learn more about other program offerings by clicking here:

Given the prevalent use of social media sites by faculty and students, the authority of independent schools over such activities has become blurred and complicated. Today, school officials not only have to concern themselves with pupil and faculty conduct on school grounds, but they must also worry about the impact that off-school campus conduct has on the reputation of the school and the potentially negative impact that it has on its own population. The session will explore the rights and responsibilities of independent schools to address such off-campus conduct and to help more clearly define the boundaries of the schoolhouse gate.

Presented by:

Marc Zitomer chairs the School Law Practice Group at Schenck Price LLP. He is a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and has served on the Firm’s Management Committee since 2014. In his diversified practice, Marc counsels public, independent schools and institutions of higher education throughout New Jersey and the United States in all facets of school law. School trustees and administrators routinely seek his advice in complex and ever-evolving areas of law. As an experienced education law attorney, he represents schools of varying sizes and complexity. In addition, Marc has a comprehensive employment law background and he counsels large and small companies and their executives on a variety of matters. In this capacity, he also assists management in conducting investigations into employee misconduct. Further, Marc helps draft legal documents and policies that govern the employer-employee relationship. Marc is frequently called upon to lecture at both the State and national levels on important legal matters affecting management because of his vast depth of knowledge and experience. He conducts training sessions on numerous employment law topics, including sexual harassment in the workplace, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, The Family & Medical Leave Act and New Jersey’s Whistleblower Law, and conducting effective internal investigations.

Program Fee

Individual Session Fees include a $25 per person discount for schools that participate in Trustee Enrichment Day on Sunday, November 14, 2021

$50 per registrant, Member Schools that Attended Trustee Enrichment Day

$75 per registrant, all other Member Schools

$150 per registrant, Non-Member Schools

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MEMBER INFORMATION: If your school is a member of NJAIS, upon receipt of your registration, we will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice.

NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program. You may transfer your registration to a colleague in your school at no cost.