Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - THANK YOU FOR COMING!

Hot Topic: School Websites and ADA Compliance – Is your school website accessible to all populations? Learn about the new compliance guidelines so you can avoid legal troubles.

Is your school website accessible to all populations? Learn about the new compliance guidelines for websites from two experts.  Elizabeth Thomas from the NJ Department of Education will review the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and provide tips to get your school district website in compliance.  Then Patrick F. Carigg, Esq. of the Lenox Law Firm in Lawrenceville, NJ will address the legal side in regards to liability and how to respond if a complaint is filed against your school district.  Join us for this very informative and timely topic!

Holiday Inn, 36 Valley Road, Clark, NJ

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - THANK YOU FOR COMING!

Social Media: Don’t Delete that Comment! First Amendment Rights and Public Records

While social media is a necessity in a school district’s communications plan, it has its pros and cons.  Attendees of this workshop will hear the positives of how to use social media to further your district’s message from Dr. Robert Zywicki, Superintendent of Weehawken Township School District.  Then attendees will hear about the legal issues with social media, in particular first amendment rights, discussed by Eric Harrison, Esq., Partner at Methfessel & Werbel, and social media in regards to public record, discussed by Adam Weiss, Esq., Partner at Busch Law Group.

Mercer County Technical Schools, 129 Bull Run Road, Pennington, NJ

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - RESCHEDULED TO MAY 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - CLICK TO REGISTER

Strengthen Your Community Engagement Plan to Keep Everyone In-the-Know.   Learn outreach and engagement techniques that work!Community engagement is vital. Having an accessible plan in place will keep your stakeholders actively engaged in your school district throughout the year. Dr. Tim Purnell, Executive Director of American Montessori Society and former Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, will share community and family engagement techniques that work! Following this presentation, Lana Mueller, Operations Manager at Lawrence Township Public Schools, and Chris Langschultz, Special Assistant to the Superintendent at Bergenfield Public Schools, will share best practices for engaging and educations local realtors so they can promote your school district to potential buyers.

Tools and Tips for the PR Department of One AND The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Table for One?  If you handle school communications by yourself, this workshop will provide you with great technology tools and tips for how to save time and money.  In addition, NJSPRA is bringing back a workshop favorite - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  A panel of NJSPRA members will share their experiences from the past year, both good and bad, and provide insight on how they got through it. Learn valuable lessons from your fellow members in case you are faced with the same situation!

Includes Tech Take Away: Tips for perfect video editing

Holiday Inn, 36 Valley Road, Clark, NJ

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - CLICK TO REGISTER

Arm & Hammer Stadium – Home of Trenton Thunder Baseball, Trenton, NJ

5:00pm          School Communication Awards Ceremony followed by NJSPRA's Annual Meeting
6:30pm          Dinner & Networking
7:00pm          Baseball Game: Trenton Thunder vs. Reading Fightin Phils