July 22, 2016

Legal

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Working and Disciplining Students with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Presenter: Bennett Law Attorney Michele Bennett & Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun Law Office Attorney Sam Kerr

Thursday, 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. in Rooms 11-12

This presentation will focus on the IDEA and Section 504 and a school district’s responsibilities under that law and associated regulations with emphasis on the disciplinary provisions of the IDEA and Section 504.

Entering a “Readstricted” Zone

Presenter: ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services Jessica Filler

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Rooms 11 & 12

Schools are experiencing an increased demand from parents, the community and through state legislation to limit or remove certain materials from school libraries.  This session will focus on the current status of the book ban quandary, board policy, best practices and how to handle complaints.

Risk Management Breakout Session

Presenter: ASBSD CFO & Protective Trust Director Holly Nagel & Gallagher Associates

Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in Rooms 6-7

Covering Risk Management Topics

Do You and Your School Board Know, Respect and Follow the Open Meetings Law?

Presenter: Kaufman Law Office Attorney Gerry Kaufman, Churchill, Manolis, Freeman & Burns Law Office, L.L.C. Attorneys Rodney Freeman, Jr., & Henry Rubish & Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun Law Office Attorney Sam Kerr

Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in Rooms 11-12

Every School Board Member, Superintendent and Business Manager needs to know and respect the Open Meeting Laws. Failure to know, respect and follow the Open Meetings Laws can lead to significant negative consequences for the Board, Board Members, District, Superintendent and/or Business Manager. School attorneys will discuss compliance with the Open Meetings Laws and give examples of cases in which the Open Meetings Commission found violations (or no violation) of the Open Meetings Laws.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): an Update

Presenter: Churchill, Manolis, Freeman & Burns Law Office, L.L.C. Attorneys Rodney Freeman, Jr.

Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. in Rooms 11-12

Over the years, FERPA continues to evolve. This session will provide and address several new developments and refresh attendee’s attention to FERPA’s original intent and protections.

Title IX Again: Attorney Panel Regarding New Regulations

Presenter: KSB School Law Attorney Tyler Coverdale, Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt & Burns LLP Attorney Rodney Freeman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services Jessica Filler, Lynn, Jackson, Schultz, and Lebrun Attorney Sam Kerr & Kaufman Law Office Attorney Gerry Kaufman

Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in Rooms 11-12

School attorneys from across the state will discuss the new Title IX regulations that are anticipated to be implemented in October 2023 by the Biden Administration and what actions schools should take to ensure compliance. This session will also include athletics regulations, transgender issues and the importance of board policy as related to Title IX.

Time Out: School Discipline and Students with Disabilities

Presenter: Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. Attorney Christian R. Shafer

Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in Room 3

From counting suspension days to manifestation determinations and involvement of law enforcement, the school discipline process looks and works a lot differently when students with disabilities are involved. In this presentation, an experienced school attorney will dive into real world school discipline situations, addressing the most common (and some of the less common, but still significant) questions about imposing school discipline on students with disabilities.

Pain in the “App”: The Intersection of the Law with Social Media

Presenter: KSB School Law Attorneys Tyler Coverdale & Sara Hento

Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in Rooms 11-12

Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, and…the IDEA? Education in 2023 requires an increased focus on technology. However, the various obligations under the law do not fit neatly within the practical situations that arise when students with disabilities are involved in bullying, sexting, and inappropriate behavior online. This presentation will discuss the legal and practical implications when student discipline law, free speech, and special education intersect with student usage of social media.

My child, my decision? The Extent and Limitations of Parental Rights to Direct a Child’s Education

Presenter: KSB School Law Attorneys Tyler Coverdale & Sara Hento

Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Rooms 11-12

“They are my child and you have to do as I wish.” This is a common source of disagreement between parents and educators. When is the statement true? This session will cover the commonly seen issues involving parental rights, including IEP placements, schools limiting parental communication to staff, alternative education, and curriculum control.