Past Conferences


NMSBA Past Conference Presentations

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 2019 Fall Region Meeting Presentations

Board Finance and Audit Oversight Responsibility  S. Rounds, NMCEL Executive Director & T. Dean, Executive Director, NMASBO
Effective Lobbying for School Board Leaders  J. Guillen, NMSBA Executive Director
CES New Board Member Training Presentation D. Chavez, CES Executive Director
CES New Board Member Training Modules
NMCEL Strategic Plan
NMASBO Board & Calendar
NMPED K-5 Plus Handout

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2019 Leadership Retreat

Developing a Constitutionally Sufficient School System  L. Winkler, NM Center on Law and Poverty & D. Yohalem, Attorney at Law  Session Handouts
Yazzie-Martinez – Your Role in Transforming Education  N. Valtierrez, Public Education Department
2019 Legislative Session – Overview of Key Legislation  L. Trujillo & K. Schultz, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle Law Firm
Keeping School Campus Safety Actually Safe G. Zamora & N. Govea, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Cultural Awareness as a Board Member P. Salazar & Y. Jun Roh, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Adapting to the New School Election Landscape G. Zamora & N. Govea, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Is The Board Ever Off the Clock? C. Hetherington & J. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Criticism of Staff and the Board N. Govea & G. Zamora, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Above Reproach – How to Avoid Charges of Unethical Behavior C. Helms & C. Hetherington, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Cyberbullying and Cyber Safety K. Trujillo & E. Resendiz, Office of the Attorney General
Sandy Hook Promise – Online Reporting J. Garcia & R. Overmier, Poms & Associates
Understanding ABLE. Benavidez & D. Balderas, State Treasurer’s Office 
Should I Stay or Should I Go – Navigating Recusal K. Shultz & L. Trujillo, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle Law Firm
Medical Marijuana in Schools Y. Jun Roh, S. Miner & J. Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Board President 101 L. Trujillo & E. Gallegos, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle Law Firm
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2019 School Law Conference

School Law Conference Presentations can be accessed on the Cuddy & McCarthy webpage
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2019 Board Institute

Friday, February 23, 2019
National School Board Association Update  K. Ciak, NSBA Past President
Legislative Finance Committee Update C. Sallee, Deputy Director, Legislative Finance Committee
Breakout Sessions 
Reviewing Required Financial Reporting D. Craig, Public Education Department
Superintendent Contracts and Evaluations Forms T. Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Board Norms-Establishing Rules for the Road T. Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
The Indian Education Act After Yazzie-Martinez L. Trujillo & D. Hinojosa, Walsh, Gallegos Law Firm
Bilingual & Hispanic Education Act After Yazzie-Martinez D. Hinojosa & L. Trujillo, Walsh, Gallegos Law Firm
New Board Policy For Tobacco Free Schools Dr. K. Meurer, E. Armijo, Albuquerque Public Schools
Local Election Act Update C. Heatherington & P. Salazar, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
The Role of the School Board in Managing Legal Issues D. Castille & C. Helms, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Saturday, February 24, 2019
Annual Federal Funding Uniform Audit A. Jaramillo & S. Eliason, Jaramillo Accounting Group
Governmental Accounting Standards Board Update A. Jaramillo & S. Eliason, Jaramillo Accounting Group
Developing a Long Term Academic Plan T, Hurtado, MBMC & C. Spaniel, Mora Independent Schools
Strategy Delopment for Any Size District N. Hooker, MBMC Cimarron & Dr. H Prather, Prather Consulting
 U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every School Board Should Know? D. Castille & C. Padilla, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Hazing-Practical Approach to an Ongoing Problem C. Hlems & S. Minner, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Serving Undocumented Students J. Kennedy & Y. Roh, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Evaluating Your Superintendent-Best Practices  Dr. H. Prather, Prather Consulting
From Walkouts to Social Media-First Amendment Rights N. Govea & G. Zamora, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Open Meetings Act Masterclass G. Zamora & N. Govea, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
The Preschoolers Are Comiing-Now What D. Maker, MBM, Lovington Municipal Schools
Transition of Governance in the New Election Cycles K. Schultz & E. Gallegos, Walsh Gallegos Law Firm
Ptotecting District Resources When Contracting B. Berenberg & E. Gallegos, Walsh Gallegos Law Firm
The Intersection of Mental Illness, Drug Addiction & Suicide W. Coleman, J. Weiss-Burke, G. Ripley
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2018 Annual Convention

Equity Matters Verjeana Jacobs, Chief Advocacy Officer, NSBA
NM Center on Law and Poverty Lawsuit Remedies
MALDEF Lawsuit Remedy Guide
2018 Awards Luncheon Presentation
Breakout Sessions
Ethical and Transparent Practices for School Boards G. Zamora & N. Govea, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Guns on Campus-Managing Staff and School Safety  G. Zamora, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm, J. Vautier, Poms & Associates
Can You Manage a Difficult School Problem T. Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm, Dr. V. Garcia, Santa Fe Public Schools
Strategic Planning for School Boards Dr. H. Prather, B. Gutierrez & D. Johnston, Espanola
District Equity-What is the Board’s Role Dr. D. Peercy, Albuquerque School Board , S. Adams, Adams+Crow Law Firm
How School Boards Can Provide Equity by Advocating for Accomlished Teachers Robyn Hoffman, Farmington School Board, E. Sanchez, National Board Certified Teacher
Trends for Broadband & Technology in Schools O. Viorica, Public School Facilities Authority
Effective Lobbying for School Board Leaders L. Ortiz, NMSBA
Imagine Sufficient Funding-Now What L. Trujillo, Walsh, Gallegos, Anderson, Trevino, Russo & Kyle Law Firm
Labor Relations-What District Leadership Must Know R. Gabaldon, Walsh, Gallegos, Anderson, Trevino, Russo & Kyle Law Firm
Board Member Advocacy-Effective Ethical & Legal E. Gallegos, Walsh, Gallegos, Anderson, Trevino, Russo & Kyle Law Firm
FERPA Guidelines for Student Advocacy J.F. Kennedy & L. Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Student Rights-Responsible Use C. Helms & L. Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Procurement Code-What Districts Need to Know D. Castille & A. Salazar, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Coming Out – STARS Activity T. Hurtado & L. Maestas, Mora School Board
Implications of STEM Ready Standards  L. Light, Ruidoso School Board, Dr. D. Thrall NMSTA, T. Gilpin, Gadsden
Breaking The Silence-A Stigma Busting Curriculum Wynn Coleman, Rio Rancho School Board
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2018 Leadership Retreat

Understanding ESSA-New Mexico Rising Christopher Ruszkowski, Secretary of Education
Effective Lobbying for School Board Leaders Lilliemae Ortiz, NMSBA Legislative Liaison
School Board Legislative Advocacy Toolkit
Breakout Sessions
Colorful Communication for School Board Leaders B.Berenberg & L.Gerkey. Walsh,Gallegos,Trevino,Russo,Kyle Law Firm
Color Attributes and Test
Board Empowerment What Boards Can Legally Do Andrew Sanchez, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Superintendent Search Process-Doing Things Right Dr. Hugh Prather, Prather Consulting
Politics, Ethics & Social Media L.Gerkey & E.Torres Walsh,Gallegos,Trevino,Russo,Kyle Law Firm
Superintendent Contracts and Evaluations Start to Finish Tony Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Overcoming Unconscious Bias-Breaking Down Barriers Tranquilino Hurtado, MBM Candidate
Guns on Campus-What School Leaders Should Know L.Trujillo & R. Gabaldon, Walsh,Gallegos,Trevino,Russo,Kyle Law Firm
How Good Leaders Manage Poor Board Superintendent Relationships Tony Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Working with the Indian Educatrion Committee Carmen Moffett, Gallup McKinley Schools
Conducting Termination and Discharge Hearings Andrew Sanchez, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Understanding Ethics and Transparency Obligations G.Zamora, N.Govea, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Improving Leadership Through Board Self Evaluation Dr. Hugh Prather, Prather Consulting
School Board President Roles and Responsibilities John Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Family Engagement is Key to Your Children’s Success Bret Wier, MBM Candidate
Family Engagement Survey
Family Engagement Graduation Checklist
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2018 School Law Conference

All NMSBA School Law Conference Presentations can be found on the Cuddy & McCarthy website or by clicking here.
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2018 Spring Region Meeting Presentations
Region I Seven Levers of Effective Leadership, Farmington Middle School Administrators
Region II Fraud, Waste and Mismanagement,  E.Gallegos and L.Trujillo – Walsh Gallegos Law Firm
Region III School Security and Safety Measures, J.Archuleta-Straehlin, L.Castille – Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
Region IV Beyond Crisis Planning, J.Archuleta-Straehlin, L.Castille – Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
Region V Social Media Use and Abuse, J.Kennedy, L.Castille – Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
Region VI Guns on Campus, G.Zamora – Ortiz Zamora Law Firm
Region VII Millennial Seminar, MS T.Ortega = Holloman Air Force Base
Region VIII School Safety and Security, J. Kennedy, D.Castille – Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
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2018 Board Institute Presentations

National School Boards Association Federal Update  by Tom Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director
Legislative Finance Committee Update by Charles Sallee, LFC Deputy Director
Breakout Sessions
A Well-Defined Process for Replacing a School Board Member by D. Peercy & B. Yager, Albuquerque Public Schools
Active Shooter Procedures-Preparing for the Unthinkable by P. Timm, Facility Engineering Associates
Benefits of Early Planning & Facility Maintenance by L. Tilotson, Public School Facilities Authority
Board Empowerment-What the Board Can Do Under It’s Authority  by A. Sanchez & John Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Board Member Ethics & Governmental Conduct Act by D. Castille & A. Salazar, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Community Campaigns-Building Support for Big Initiatives by G. Zamora, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Competent & Professional Board Meetings by T. Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Criminal Minds-Managing Law Enforcement & School Relationships by E. Gallegos & B. Berenberg, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle Law Firm
Fraud Case Studies-Prevent Financial & Reputation Loss by A. Jaramillo & S. Eliason, Jaramillo Accounting Group
Guns on Campus-Managing Staff and Student Safety by G. Zamora, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm & J.Vautier, Poms & Associates
Hazing-A Practical Approach to a Common Problem by D. Castille & K. Kilgore, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Managing Superintendent Evaluations & Contracts by D. Castille & A. Sanchez, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Navigating Immigration Laws in an Increasing Global Society by R. Gabaldon & L. Churan, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle Law Firm
NM Economic Outlook & Implications for State School Finances by Dr. J. Mitchell, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Preventing & Clearing Audit Findings by A. Jaramillo & S. Eliason, Jaramillo Accounting Group
PSCOC Applications & Funding Programs by C. Cano & O. Viorica, Public School Facilities Authority
Religious Expression in Public Schools by L. Churan & R. Gabaldon, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle Law Firm
Rookie Mistakes-Common Errors by New Board Members by T. Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Sexual Harassment in the Advent of the #MeToo Generation by C. Helms & K. Kilgore, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
State & Federal Policy Update Including Effects of the New Tax Law by L. Sanchez & D. Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Understanding Ethics & Transparency Obligations by G. Zamora, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
What School Boards Must Do to Ensure Education Stability for Foster Care Children by Dr. K Meurer, Albuquerque Public Schools
You Have the Capacity to Sue and be Sued by b. Berenberg & E. Gallegos,  Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle Law Firm
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2017 Annual Convention Presentations

 State of Education Report – New Mexico Rising by Christopher Ruszkowski, Secretary of Education
NSBA Greetings & National Update – Vision 2030 by Kevin Ciak, NSBA President
No Time to Lose – How to Build a World Class Education System by Jeannie Oakes, Ph.D.
NCSL No Time to Lose Report Download
Breakouts
Board Empowerment-What School Boards Can Legally Do by J.Kennedy & A.Sanchez, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Collective Bargaining A Problem-Solving Model by B.Petersen APS Board Member & Dr. E. Berstein, ATF President
Fair Playing Field-Equity Under Title IX and Booster Clubs by G.Zamora & T.Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Immigration Issues-Sanctuary Schools and Cities by J.Kennedy & YJ.Roh, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
  Investigating Improper Relationships-Other Employee Misconduct by C.Helms & L.Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Know What You’re Approving Annual Audited Financial Statements by A.Jaramillo & S.Eliason, Jaramillo Accounting Group
Looking at Pre-K in Public Education by Dymorie Maker, Region VI President, Master Board Member Candidate, Lovington
Me Too-Competently Responding to Sexual Misconduct by T.Ortiz & J.Terrazas, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Measuring School Climate-How Does Your Staff Feel by Dr.H.Prather, Prather Consulting; Dr.K.Steinhaus, Los Alamos Superintendent & Dr.E.Middleton, District Climate Consultant
Medicaid-Avoiding Traps and Penalties by E.Howard-Hand, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle, PC
Oh Say Can You See-Freedom Speech with Limitations by L.Churan & E.Gallegos,  Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle, PC
Protecting Students from Sexual Predators with a Boundary Policy by Dr.L.Paul, Consultant, Poms & Associates
Strategic Planning-Doing the Right Things by Dr.H.Prather, Prather Consulting, Dr.A.McIlroy, Loving Superintendent
Success Matters-Every Student Every Day by Farmington Schools Delegation, K.Rhodes, P.Valdez, N.Lambson
Sunshine Laws-Tips to Avoid OMA IPRA Complaints by L.Trujillo, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo Kyle, PC
Superintendent Contracts and Evaluations by T.Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
The Tone at the Top-Proper Use of School Funds by Terry Dean, NMASBO Consultant
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2017 Fall Region Meeting Presentations

NMCEL Presentation
NMAA Presentation
CES Presentation
NMASBO Presentation
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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 2017 Leadership Retreat Presentations

NM Public Education Department Report by Christopher Ruszkowski, Deputy Secretary of Education
No Time to Lose – How to Build a World Class Education System by State Senator Mimi Stewart, LESC Chair
Public School Capital Outlay Council Applications & Programs by Casandra Cano & Ovidiu Viorica, Public School Facilities Authority
2017 NMSBA Leadership Survey Results by Joe Guillen and Dr. Hugh Prather
A Divided House – Managing A Split Board by Linda Trujillo & Karla Schultz, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.
Numbers Don’t Lie, People Do – Economy, Education & Ethics by Audrey Jaramillo & Scott Eliason, JAG Accounting Group
In or Out- Understanding the Rules of Closed Session by Linda Trujillo & Leland Churan, Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.
Board President Roles Responsibilities by John Kennedy & Laura Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy LLP
Media Relations 101 Does Your District Get Bad Press by Laura Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy & Arlan Ponder, Master Board Candidate
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2017 School Law Conference Presentations

The School Law Conference was held June 2-3, 2017 at the Hotel Albuquerque.
2017 School Law Conference News Release
Kevin Ciak Presentation, NSBA President
2017 School Law Conference Compendium
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2017 Board Institute Presentations
The Board Institute was held February 23-25, 2017 at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.
Friday General Session Presentations:
New Mexico Educatioin Update presented by Hanna Skandera, Secetary of Education
Legislative Finance Committee Update presented by Charles Sallee, LFC Deputy Director
Friday Breakout Sessions
Overview of NMSBA Services for New Board Members presented by Joe Guillen, Executive Director
New Board Member Responsibilities, Key Work, Ethics, Relationships presented by Dr. Hugh Prather, NBMSP Coordinator and John Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
What Every New School Board Needs to Know provided by NMSBA
Understanding Ethics and Transparency Obigations presented by G.Zamora, T.Ortiz, G.Stewart, Oritz & Zamora Law Firm
School Board Members Fist Amendment Rights presented by K.Schultz & L.Churan, Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle Law Firm
2017 Legislative Watch and Policy Outlook presented by L.Sanchez-Rivet & D.Castille, Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
Saturday Breakout Sessions
Guarding Against Sexual Misconduct in Schools presented by  T.Ortiz, G.Stewart, Oritz & Zamora Law Firm
Running an Efficient and Smart Board Meeting presented by G.Zamora, T.Ortiz, G.Stewart, Oritz & Zamora Law Firm
Transitioning Districts Understanding Transgender Issuespresented by G.Zamora, T.Ortiz, G.Stewart, Oritz & Zamora Law Firm
Keeping Your Cool in a Contentious Climate presented by J.Kennedy, L.Castille, Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
Safe Schools and Secure Students presented by K.Kilgore, L.Castille, L.Sanchez-Rivert, Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
Finding and Keeping the Superintendent presented by A.Sanchez, C.Helms, Cuddy McCarthy Law Firm
Brain Education for Enhanced Learning Presented by B.Castoria, S.Gonzalez, Power Brain Education Center
The Silent Epidemic Teen Dating Violence and Abuse presented by Dr.J.Tuccker, G.DePaul, L.Montoya, C.Sanchez, Healing Voices
You’ve Been Elected to the School Board Now What presented by E.Gallegos, L.Trujillo,Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle Firm
Making Your Superintendent Evalaluation Meaningful presented by E.Gallegos, L.Trujillo,Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle Firm
Mary Jane on Campus Medical Marijuana presented by E.Gallegos, L.Trujillo,Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo & Kyle Firm
Broadbank Deficiencies Corrections Program; Broadbank Deficiences Corrections Program Maps
 presented by E.Moores, NM Public School Facilities Authority
Board Self-Evalution-Building a Better Board presented by Dr. Hugh Prather & Dr. David Peercy, APS
Evaluaing Your Superintendent – A Policy Approach presented by Dr. Hugh Prather, Emily Vigil & Norma Cavazos, Jemez Mountain
How NM Public Schools Are Funded presented by Brett Wier, MBM Candidate, Cimarron School Board
Leveraging Accoplished Teachers for Systematic Improvement presented by M.Torrez, B. Belonte-Sapien, APS
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2016 Annual Conference Presentations

The Annual Convention was held December 2-3, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque, NM.
Friday General Session Presentations:
 The Power and Promise of Modeling Transformational Leadership presented Dr. Cile Chavez
Every Student Succeeds Act Update presented by Christopher Ruszkowski, Deputy Secretary NMPED
Saturday Breakout Descriptions:
8:30 AM Sessions
District Liability for Locker Room Talk presented by Elena Gallegos & Rodney Gabaldon, Walsh,Gallegos,Trevino, Russo & Kyle PC
Accomplished Teaching = Student Success presented by Bianca Belmonte-Spain, NM Network of National Board Certified Teachers
New Mexico Board Certified Teacher Network presented by Bianca Belmonte-Spain, NM Network of National Board Certified Teachers
The ABC’s of Being an Effective Board Member presented by Tony Ortiz and Gabriela Stewart, Ortiz & Zamora Law Firm
Evaluating your Superintendent presented by Hugh Prather, Prather Consulting with Larry Lindberg & Max Perez, Belen Consolidated Schools
Student Mental Health Issues & Threats of Violence presented by John Kennedy & Carol Helms, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Academic Rigor + DAP in Pre K/Kindergarten presented by Dymorie Maker, Lovington School Board President & MBM Candidate
9:45 AM Sessions
Student and Staff Safety- What you need to know presented by Evelyn Howard-Hand & Barry Berenberg, Walsh,Gallegos,Trevino, Russo & Kyle PC
Creative Funding for Capital Projects presented by Erica Velarde, NM Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
Media Relations for School Officials presented by Arlan Ponder,Region VII President & MBM Candidate, Laura Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Transgender Update-A Moving Target presented by Patricia Ives & Carol Helms, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Heroin and Opioid Epidemic presented by Catherine Cullen, Rio Rancho School Board Vice President  & MBM Candidate
11:00 AM Sessions
Don’t Copy That! presented by Elena Gallegos & Barry Berenberg, Walsh,Gallegos,Trevino, Russo & Kyle PC
Broadband Deficiencies Correction Program  & Broadband Map presented by Ovidiu Viorica, NM Public School Facilities Authority
Teen Dating Violence & Abuse Healing Voices/Personal Stories presented by JoAnne Tucker, Glenda DePaula, Lynette Montoya & Crystal Sanch
Measuring School Climate: How Does Your Staff Really Feel? presented by Hugh Prather, Prather Consulting with Jim Hall & Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Los Alamos Public Schools
PTO/PTA &Booster Clubs: Their Relationship to the School District presented by Daniel Castille & John Kennedy, Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm
Fablab Initiative at Deming High presented by Ron Wolfe Deming School Board President & MBM Candidate with Fred Parker & Dan Lere, Deming Public Schools
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2016 Fall Region Meeting  Presentations
NMSBA Legislative Advocacy Priorities
NM Activities Association Presentation
NM Coalition of Education Leaders Presentation
NM School Business Officials Presentation
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2016 School Law Conference Presentations
School Law Conference was held June 3-4, 2016.
The New Mexico School Boards Association and the
Cuddy & McCarthy Law Firm hosted the 37th Annual School Law Conference for school
board members, superintendents and school personnel from around the state at Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM
General Session Presentations:
General Session I: Legislative and Judicial Update presented by John F. Kennedy, Charlotte Hetherington & R.Daniel Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
General Session I: Transgender Issues Nationally And Locally: An Overview of the Current State of Affairs presented by Sonja Trainor, COSA Director National School Boards Association
General Session II : Office of the Attorney General, School Boards & Open Meeting Act presented by Tania Maestas, Deputy Attorney General for Civil Affairs
Friday Breakout Descriptions:
School Construction ABCs presented by Charlotte Hetherington & Nancy Nieto, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Smart Policies on Smart Phones: Navigating Free Speech, Cyberbullying and Search & Seizure in the Digital Age presented by Andrew Sanchez & Laura Sanchez-Rivet, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Conducting Investigations into Employee & Student Misconduct presented by John F.Kennedy & R.Daniel Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
What’s Going on in the Back of That Bus? The Persistent Problem of Bullying and Hazing presented by John F. Kennedy, M. Karen Kilgore & Carol Helms, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Superintendent Contracts Limitations and Buyouts presented by Andrew Sanchez & R.Daniel Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
*Let the Sunshine In: The Open Meetings Act & Inspection of Public Records Act presented by John F. Kennedy, Patricia Salazar Ives & Evelyn Peyton, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Emotional Intelligence 101 for Board Members & Administrators presented by Arturo Jaramillo & Y. Jun Roh, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Emotional Intelligence 101 Handouts
Charter Schools: 17 Years Old & Growing  presented by Jacquelyn Archuleta-Staehlin & Charlotte Hetherington, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
* Don’t Pick the Bad Apples: What Happens in Court if You Make a Bad Hiring Decision presented by M. Karen Kilgore, Evelyn Peyton & Y. Jun Roh, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Saturday Breakout Descriptions:
Laboring Through the Process of Collective Bargaining presented by John F.Kennedy & Andrew Sanchez, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Property Dispositions- Getting It Right The First Time presented by Charlotte Hetherington & Nancy Nieto, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Property Dispositions Handout
Managing your Coaches Without Letting them Manage You presented by Jacquelyn Archuleta-Staehlin & Laura Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP and Joe Coleman, Athletic Director, Valley High School, Albuquerque
2017 Regular School Election presented by Patricia Salazar Ives & Laura Sanchez-Rivet, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
2017 Election Handouts
Title IX Complaints From Investigaton to Resolution presented by Andrew Sanchez & Carol Helms, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Alternative Sources of Revenue Generation for School Districts and Their Pitfalls presented by R. Daniel Castille & Laura Castille
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2016 Spring Region Meeting Presentations
Region V Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Texico- presented by Debbie Montoya- Director, Priority Schools Bureau
Striving for Excellence Impacting Teachers and Leaders  and Principals Pursuing Excellence
Region II Thursday, March 17, 2016 Espanola- presented by Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Laura Castille and Dan Castille, Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Beyond Crisis Planning Creating a Climate of Safety in your School District
Region VIII Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Lordsburg- presented by Jacque Archuleta-Staehlin and Laura Castille- Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
The Effects of PEDs Latest Directive on the Provision of Special Education Ancillary Services
Region VI Monday, March 28, 2016 Lovington
Region IV Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Bernalillo – presented by Elena Gallegos and Rodney Gabaldon- Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.
Board Member Hot Topics
Region III Monday, April 18, 2016 Santa Rosa- presented by Debbie Montoya, Director, Priority Schools Bureau
Striving for Excellence Impacting Teachers and Leaders
Region I Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Central- presented by Andrew Sanchez- Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
School Board Member Misconduct – Evaluating Your Own School Board
Region VII Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Ruidoso- presented by Caron Snow – Assistant Superintendent/Finance Ruidoso Municipal Schools
The Budget Process-What Every Board Member Should Know
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