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Conferences

YM&C participates in a number of charter related conferences throughout the calendar year which offer a great opportunity to meet, mingle and provide advice for our fellow charter movement advocates.

Upcoming Conferences

MEET YM&C AT THE CHARTER SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT CENTER CONFERENCE!

November 16-17, 2017

Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Marketplace, San Diego, CA 92101

PRESENTING ON:

Unlawful Financial Conduct in the Charter School Setting
Schools and school leaders are increasingly facing the threat of state audits, FCMAT audits, Attorney General investigations, Office of Inspector General investigations, and criminal prosecutions for allegedly unlawful uses of charter school funds for activities that many charter schools consider routine business.  These allegations have led to closure of high performing charter schools even where there have been no arrests, indictments, or convictions.  This workshop will explore applicable statutes, cases, and audit reports to demonstrate the changing landscape on these issues.  Attendees will learn how to avoid mistakes that have gotten other charter schools into serious trouble and what to do if their expenditures are questioned by authorizers, auditors, or law enforcement agencies.

Getting the Best Value for School Facilities
Facilities are typically the single largest expense in a school budget after personnel.  This workshop will help attendees learn how to save costs through better lease negotiations, minimize the cost of facilities loans, and maximize opportunities to obtain funding streams that can reduce facilities costs.  Attendees will learn practical information about how to negotiate better lease terms, minimize the cost of facilities loans, and maximize reimbursements under the SB740 facilities reimbursement program and other funding streams.

Handling Employee Leaves and Accommodations
This session will provide guidance to assist your school in ensuring it can successfully navigate the complex legal requirements set forth by the Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Pregnancy Disability Leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Discussion will center around the eligibility for and purpose of leaves and reasonable accommodations, leave interactions, obligation to continue health benefits, reinstatement rights, and the consequences of violating leave/accommodation laws.

Addressing Disruptive Parents and Visitors on Campus 
Do you encounter parents who refuse to follow school rules while on campus, causing disruptions and safety concerns? Do parents email and text teachers multiple times in one school day, demanding an immediate response? Are your parking lots safe from parents with road rage and impatience? Attendees will learn legal options and practical tips for responding effectively to disruptive parents and maximizing the safety of your campus.

Upcoming Workshops

BROWN ACT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST LAWS
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OCT 10th: San Diego
OCT 11th: Los Angeles
OCT 19th: Sacramento

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YM&C is offering a free two-hour training in the evening for charter school board members and administrators to ensure compliance with critical public transparency laws, such as the Brown Act, Political Reform Act, and other conflict of interest laws. More info »

Customized Trainings

 

EXPERT TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR YOUR CHARTER
YM&C can create a customized training program for your charter school and present it on-site at your campus. Contact us today to learn more about these valuable trainings. More info »

Past Conferences

MEET YM&C AT THE 24TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

March 20-23, 2017

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

YM&C Vendor Booth #911
Sacramento Convention Center
YM&C attorneys and staff will be at our booth throughout the week ready to answer all of your charter school questions!

YM&C Presentations Sacramento Convention Center
March 21-22
YM&C’s daily presentations will give you critical information on legal issues that affect charter schools.

View Presentation Schedule »

YM&C Reception
Esquire Grill – 1213 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814
March 21st 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Come join us for appetizers, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with the YM&C team! The Esquire Grill is right next door to the convention center!

MEET YM&C AT THE CHARTER SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT CENTER CONFERENCE!

December 8-9, 2016

Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Marketplace, San Diego, CA 92101

PRESENTING ON:

ADDRESSING DISRUPTIVE PARENTS AND VISITORS ON CAMPUS
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM, December 9th, 2016 – SEAPORT H 
Do you encounter visitors who refuse to follow school rules while on campus, causing disruptions and safety concerns? Do parents email and text teachers multiple times in one school day, demanding an immediate response? Are your parking lots safe from drivers with road rage and impatience? Attendees will learn legal options and practical tips for responding effectively to disruptive parents and visitors, maximizing safety for your campus. This includes the legal requirements for the temporary removal of a visitor from school grounds and the legal options if misconduct continues or escalates.

HOT FOR TEACHER: ADDRESSING AND AVOIDING LIABILITY IN INAPPROPRIATE STUDENT-STAFF RELATIONSHIPS
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM, December 9th, 2016 – SEAPORT H 
Schools are increasingly facing the threat of liability for the failure to adequately investigate and address inappropriate student-staff relationships, and often schools are unprepared to address sexual misconduct issues until they happen. Veteran YM&C attorneys will guide attendees through recent legal cases, deliver practical tools for performing investigations and addressing inappropriate student-staff relationships and sexual misconduct, and provide best practices to increase student and staff safety, as well as to reduce potential incidents of misconduct.

VENDOR BOOTH
Meet and greet with YM&C attorneys at our booth! Come pick up some goodies and get to know us a little better. We can’t wait to see all of you!

23RD ANNUAL
CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER : March 14-17, 2016

Team YM&C had a great time at this year’s CCSA Conference in Long Beach. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hello, attended our presentations, and joined us at our reception to break bread. We can’t wait to see everyone next year in Sacramento!

CCSA 2016 Booth and Presentations

YM&C CCSA 2016 Reception

Stay Informed

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