This guest post was authored by Cynthia Weldon, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Thank you to the organizers and attendees of the annual NBOA Symposium which ended Wednesday, February 23, in Washington D.C.  It was gratifying to see so many schools represented from across the country come to together to share their triumphs and tribulations.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s first presentation was a Town Hall meeting. Attendees asked unscripted questions on a wide range of topics to a panel of experts: Michael Krackov from United Educators, Barbara Whitney from Crossroads School, Darrow Milgrim from Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA, School Division and Michael Blacher from LCW.  Questions mainly focused on cyber-bullying, wage and hour issues, discipline and layoffs, and field trips.  There were also questions dealing with facilities and a variety of other issues. 

Day two brought the goldmine sessions – a series of 15-minute presentations, almost like speed dating.   Michael Blacher covered Disability Issues and Donna Williamson covered Enrollment Agreements.  Attendees raved about Donna’s handout so we have attached it here (NBOA-2011-Goldmine-Tough-as-Nails-Ironclad-Enrollment-Agreements.pdf) for those who could not attend.

LCW’s part of the conference ended with a presentation on Wage and Hour issues by Donna Williamson.  Afterwards many loaded into shuttles and headed off to NAIS Annual Conference, which ends today.