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Franczek Attorneys Present at 2019 IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference

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Our excitement for the 2019 IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference is growing as Friday nears! As always, Franczek P.C. is honored for the opportunity to share our insights on school law trends with you by presenting at the conference. This year, five Franczek attorneys—Shelli Anderson, Nicki Bazer, Brian Crowley, Dana Fattore Crumley, and Jackie Gharapour Wernz—will present on the following topics:

Balancing Effective Governance and Transparency: Advanced Issues

Nicki Bazer and Jackie Wernz
Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sheraton Chicago, Ballroom Level IV

This presentation addresses advanced issues, with a focus on OMA, to provide school boards with the tools to balance between effective governance and the transparency required by the law. From OMA and FOIA, to board member attendance issues, to the use of personal electronic devices for board member communications and public comment, Nicki and Jackie provide the knowledge necessary to effectively lead.

Comprehensive Workshop for Board Presidents: Understanding the OMA and FOIA

Brian Crowley
Friday, November 22, 2019
1:50 to 2:50 p.m.
Sheraton Chicago, Ballroom Level IV
Room Sheraton 2

This presentation will address the main points every board member should know about the Illinois Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act.

Too Close for Comfort? Risky Relationships for Boards

Shelli Anderson, Dana Fattore Crumley, and Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board President Kara Caforio
Saturday, November 23, 2019
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus IJ Ballroom Level

This interactive session will provide guidance on identifying, preventing, and addressing “too close” relationships that put boards at risk, including relationships between Board counsel and administrators, Board members and community members, and school employees and students.