NJSBA is excited to announce the debut of a new monthly podcast called School Law Today on Friday, Feb. 3.

The 30-minute program, which will be aired live the first Friday of every month at 11:30 a.m., will tackle legal issues that confront school boards throughout the course of the year.

School Law Today will draw on the experience of attorneys with expertise in various areas of school law. The first five segments will focus on the code of ethics, cyberbullying, navigating the board through the referendum process, the courts and special education, and ways school boards can avoid litigation.  While the programs will be aired live, they will also be archived so that listeners can access them at any time.

Program dates and topics include:

Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. – noon, “The Five Advisory Opinions that Affect all School Boards,” featuring John Geppert, a partner in the firm of Scarinci & Hollenbeck.

March 3, 11:30 a.m. – noon, “Navigating your Board Successfully Through the Referendum Process” featuring Jonathan Busch of The Busch Law Group.

April 7, 11:30 a.m. – noon, “Five Ways for School Districts to Stay Out of Litigation,” featuring Philip Stern  of DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, P.C.

May 5, 11:30 a.m. – noon, “Special Education and the Supreme Court,” featuring John Comegno of Comegno Law Group, P.C.

June 2, 11:30 a.m. – noon, “Cyber-Bulling and the Law,” featuring Marc Zitomer of Schenck, Price, Smith, & King, LLP.

For more information on this series, contact Ray Pinney, NJSBA director of member engagement.