Schedule At a Glance



Thursday, October 25
6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Registration
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Pre-Convention School Law Seminar
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Conference of Big 5 School Districts Meeting
Noon – 4:00 p.m.Education Expo Open
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Autumn Delights Reception on Expo Floor
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.BOCES Education Consortium
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.Pre-Convention Communications Workshop
New York Hilton
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.Educational Sessions
1:45 – 4:00 p.m.Board Officers Roundtable- Know Thyself
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Educational Sessions
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Association of Small City School Districts Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.Caucus of Black School Board Members Annual Meeting
4:00 p.m.NYSASA Board of Directors Meeting
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.Opening Reception
New York Hilton
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Opening Session & Keynote, John Quiñones
New York Hilton

Friday, October 26
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Education Expo Open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast on Expo Floor
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Educational Sessions
9:00 – 10:45 a.m.Featured Session-
A Conversation with the New York State Education Commissioner
MaryEllen Elia
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.Educational Sessions
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.Dedicated Expo Time
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Educational Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Featured Session-
Implementing ESSA – What It Means For School Districts
Ira Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Accountability, NYS Education Department
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.COLSBA Meeting
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.NYSPRA Board Meeting
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Lunch On Your Own, Dedicated Expo Time
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Upstate/Downstate Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Educational Sessions
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Featured Session-
Government in the Sunshine
Robert Freeman, Executive Director, NYS Committee on Open Government

Featured Session-
School Boards Supporting Excellence Through Equity
Robert Jarvis, Ph.D., Director of K-12 Outreach and Equity Leadership Initiatives Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
William Johnson, Ed.D., Superintendent, Rockville Centre Union Free School District
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Past Presidents Meeting
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.New York State Association for Women in Administration Meeting
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.Educational Sessions
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.Delegate Orientation
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.Featured Session-
School Climate Improvement: Policy and Practice Trends
Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor in Psychology and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Expo Energy Break
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.Resolutions Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 27
7:30 – 11:00 a.m.Registration
8:00 a.m. – conclusionAnnual Business Meeting
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Educational Sessions
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.Caucus of Black School Board Members Annual Meeting
8:30 – 10:45 a.m.Super Sessions

School Board Meeting- The Musical (Off-Broadway)

Diversity in School Leadership. Hiring the Best
  • L. Oliver Robinson, Ph.D., Superintendent, Shenendehowa Central School District
  • Elizabeth Wood, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent, Shenendehowa Central School District
  • Laura Feijoo, Ph.D., Senior Superintendent, New York City Department of Education
  • Jacinda Conboy, Esq., General Counsel, New York State Council of School Superintendents
  • Luvelle Brown, Ph.D., Superintendent, Ithaca City School District
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.Educational Sessions
11:00 a.m. – NoonEducational Sessions
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