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National Business Officers Association (NBOA) 2018 Annual Meeting "In Tune With Excellence"

March 7, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Gaylord Opryland Resort - Nashville, TN

Matthew D. Batastini and Sarah H. Fay will present Goldmine Sessions at the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 

The Annual Meeting brings together "CFOs, heads of school and other business and operational leaders in nonprofit K-12 education" to "share solutions, exchange ideas and build lasting relationships with peers who share similar responsibilities and challenges."

SHPC attorneys will present the following Goldmines:

Easing The Administrative Burden: Best Practices For Implementing Electronic Signatures

Matthew D. Batastini
Many schools are stunned to learn that not only are electronic signatures generally accorded the same veracity and authenticity as paper signatures, but the legal framework supporting the use of electronic signatures has been in place for more than fifteen years. For independent schools with families scattered across the country or globe, using an electronic system to distribute forms to parents can significantly ease the school’s administrative burden. This program will discuss best practices for implementing electronic signatures and examine how the use of electronic forms can enhance the enforceability of school contracts and other documents.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this program will learn the legal requirements needed for an enforceable electronic signature, gain an appreciation of both the potential benefits and drawbacks of implementing electronic signatures on school documents, and leave with the ability to self-analyze whether utilizing electronic signatures makes sense for the attendees’ school.

Parental Comportment: Options When Parents Misbehave

Sarah H. Fay
Instances of parental misbehavior are among the most challenging situations for independent schools to navigate. Often the misbehaving parents are prominent community members or distinguished professionals (or worse, lawyers), and responding in a firm, yet lawful, manner can feel like walking through a minefield. This lively and interactive program will discuss several examples of misbehaving parents, outline applicable legal considerations, and provide strategies and tips for avoiding legal entanglement.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this program will learn the scope and sources of schools’ legal obligations to parents, as well as tips on how to respond firmly and lawfully when parents behave badly.

Complete conference information and access to registration can be found on the NBOA 2018 Annual Meeting website.