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Title IX and Sexual Violence: Best Practices for Ensuring Safe K-12 Schools
  • Tuesday, January 28
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX. Although this law is generally known to ensure nondiscrimination in athletics, the law's nondiscrimination requirements also extend to sexual harassment and sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

Student Data Privacy: Legally-Defensible Best Practices
  • Wednesday, January 29
  • Webinar
Erin Gilsbach

Please join Erin Gilsbach, attorney at law, for an in-depth and thoughtful analysis of such issues as retention and dissemination of student medical records, sharing of student records with contractors and 3rd parties, permissions and limitations on sharing information with school volunteers, and much more.

Dances, Performances, Ceremonies and Other Special Events: A Legal Guide for K-12 Public Schools
  • Thursday, January 30
  • Webinar
Erin Gilsbach

This session is designed to provide practical information for schools planning special events. During this webinar, Attorney Gilsbach will discuss the legal aspects of such topics as safety and security measures, non-discriminatory practices, and public access. She will also identify best practices regarding advance planning and protocols for school events and address some key legal differences regarding events that are limited to attendance by students, events that will be attended by students and families, and events that are open to the public.

Student Speech And The Law In K-12 Schools: What Administrators Need To Know
  • Wednesday, February 5
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

In this informative webinar, leading attorney Richard Verstegen will discuss the important and essential legal aspects of student speech, including issues related to student dress, social media, and other forms of speech by students.

Use of Public School Facilities by Outside Groups: Essential Legal Considerations for K-12 Schools
  • Tuesday, February 11
  • Webinar
Erin D. Gilsbach

In this practical webinar, nationally-recognized school law attorney Erin D. Gilsbach will identify the legal issues and areas of potential liability related to the use of public school facilities by non-school organizations.

Social Media: Legal And Practical Guidance For Schools
  • Tuesday, February 18
  • Webinar
Erin Gilsbach

Please join Erin Gilsbach, nationally recognized education attorney, as she guides you through the issues associated with social media at school - as well as precautions schools must take to avoid violating the rights of students and staff.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Classroom Management Strategies
  • Thursday, February 20
  • Webinar
John Jensen

Please join Dr. John Jensen, licensed clinical psychologist and leading education consultant, for a webinar designed to help teachers and staff manage students with ODD.

Fundraising, Donations, and Gifts: Legal Issues, Best Practices, and Common Pitfalls for K-12 Schools
  • Tuesday, February 25
  • Webinar
Erin Gilsbach

In her presentation, Ms. Gilsbach will touch upon legal issues and suggest proactive, legally-defensible best practices and protocols that schools can put into place to prevent many common legal issues.

Combatting Bias in Education: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination and Foster Inclusivity
  • On-demand
Megan Farrell

Please join Megan Farrell for a practical, issues-focused discussion of the challenges educators face in addressing bias throughout the sector. This session will highlight key areas of concern and discuss how to implement change, as necessary. Aside from discussing change, we will also explore mechanisms to track the results of your intervention to assist in funding initiatives in the future.

Social Media and Students with Special Needs
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Erin Gilsbach as she discusses student needs and school legal obligations related to student use of social media by students with disabilities. She addresses instances where FAPE under the IDEA and/or Section 504 may require schools to provide additional services and accommodations for students with special needs to help them deal with issues such as cyberbullying, the impact that social media can have on students with social skills deficits, online safety, and student data privacy.

7 Key Rules that Schools Need to Know about Online Options, Digital Education, and Special Ed Law
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Atty. Erin D. Gilsbach as she provides critical information that every special education administrator needs to know about technology, special education, I:1/BYOD programs, and legal liability, including adhering to pseudo-parental-permission requirements when using online learning systems and apps for student education, addressing CIPA-related issues, and protecting student privacy in a digital world.

Administration/Board Member Relationships: Tips and Tools for Preserving the Positive, Rehabilitating the Negative, and Preventing Total Collapse
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Atty. Gilsbach offers insight into how such tensions occur and preventative measures that can be taken to avoid them. She focuses on strategies and tools that can be used to strengthen the relationship between administrators and school boards, and she provides information regarding the legal, financial, and operational toll that poor administration/board relations can have on an educational system.

Analyzing and Addressing Student Sexual Harassment Complaints in K-12 Schools
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this important discussion regarding addressing complaints related to student sexual harassment under Title IX to ensure that schools avoid liability.

Educating Students with Medical Needs: 10 Essential Accommodation Considerations for 504 Teams
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join attorney Erin Gilsbach as she explores the full scope of Section 504 accommodations and identifies a logical, methodical process of considerations that 504 teams can follow to ensure that students’ needs are met comprehensively and appropriately. She addresses such issues as administration of medication, accommodations during extracurricular activities, training of staff, and more. This session is packed full of practical tips and tools that schools can use to bolster the legal defensibility of their Section 504 plans.

Establishing Effective School-based Volunteer Programs: Opportunities and Challenges You Haven’t Considered
  • On-demand
Lynn Ivey

Please join Lynn Ivey as she shares strategies for building an effective school-based volunteer program with committed partners who can transform your “wish we could” list into your “look what we accomplished” list. You will find ways to unlock the power of volunteerism with a well-structured recruitment, training and support system that supports a wide range of volunteer options. We will also discuss the particular issues that must be addressed when working with youth in a school environment.

Field Trips, Extracurricular Activities, and Special Needs Students: Common Liability Issues and Practical Solutions
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Using recent cases from across the nation to provide an expansive study of the topic, Atty. Gilsbach addresses some of the most prominent and sometimes puzzling issues, including: requirements for nurse attendance; administration of medication; volunteers and the provision of services and accommodations; confidentiality issues; parental attendance; disagreement between the school and the student’s physician regarding ability to participate; implementation of accommodations at irregular or one-time events (dances, performances, etc.); and much more.

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