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Managing Unforeseen Student Death on Campus
  • Thursday, December 12
  • Webinar
James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for comprehensive guidance on how to best manage student death on campus.

FMLA Compliance: Special Rules for Schools
  • Friday, December 13
  • Webinar
Melissa Fleischer

Please join Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law, as she explains step-by-step the rules relating to FMLA compliance in general and focuses on the special requirements for schools.

Federal OCR and EEOC Unlawful Discrimination Complaints: A Comprehensive Guide for Schools
  • Monday, December 16
  • Webinar
Erin Gilsbach

Please join attorney Erin Gilsbach as she discusses concepts such as when schools should involve attorneys, early resolution procedures and their pros and cons, essential components of a written response, investigation procedures, the nature of the authority and limitations of authority assigned to federal investigators, and the legal rights of the school during and after the investigation process.

How to Conduct Legal Student and Employee Investigations
  • Tuesday, December 17
  • Webinar
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Atty. Erin D. Gilsbach as she goes step-by-step through a model investigation process, explaining the legal benefits of specific practices, pointing out common errors and pitfalls, and identifying areas where the process could or should be tailored to suit the specific needs of the school.

Vaping in School: Policies and Procedures for Managing the Epidemic
  • Wednesday, December 18
  • Webinar
Melissa Fleischer

Please join Melissa Fleischer as she addresses the vaping/juuling epidemic and provide strategies for school administrators to cope lawfully and practically.

Lawfully Managing Background Checks for Employees in Higher Education
  • Thursday, December 19
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding managing background checks of employees, including contacting past employers and reviewing social media accounts of the applicant.

Title IX Coordinator Bootcamp for K-12 Schools: Comprehensive Training in Four Sessions
  • Tuesday, January 7
  • Webinar
Richard F. Verstegen

The Title IX Coordinator Bootcamp for K-12 Schools: Comprehensive Training in Four Sessions, in four 90-minute sessions, offers a comprehensive approach to understanding the roles and responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator. Topics include: The Role and Responsibilities of the K-12 Title IX Coordinator: Protect Your Students and School by Understanding the Many Requirements, Title IX and K-12 Athletics: Avoiding Liability, Title IX Requirements Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students: What Every K-12 School Needs to Know & Title IX and Sexual Violence: Best Practices for Ensuring Safe K-12 Schools

The Role and Responsibilities of the K-12 Title IX Coordinator: Protect Your Students and School by Understanding the Many Requirements
  • Tuesday, January 7
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this important discussion regarding the responsibilities for Title IX Coordinators at schools, which will help administrators build solid foundations to ensure that their students and employees are protected and their schools avoid liability.

On Demand

Medical Leaves of Absence: Issues Surrounding Voluntary and Involuntary Withdrawals
  • On-demand
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a session covering the essential (and complicated) issues surrounding medical leaves of absence on campus.

LGBTQ Discrimination and Other Tricky Issues for Schools: New Developments
  • On-demand
Melissa Fleischer

Please join Melissa Fleischer for a detailed review of recent case law on these issues, and stay up-to-date on new cases so that you best understand your legal requirements to avoid discrimination and prevent harassment to your LGBTQ students and staff/teachers.

Suspensions, Dismissals and Expulsions: Good Policies and Procedures Prevent Lawsuits
  • On-demand
James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for a webinar covering the risks surrounding students departing involuntarily, the precautions you should be taking beforehand, and the policies every institution must have in place in order to avoid lawsuits and other associated fallout. Anticipating and preventing such suits requires sound policies, effective training, and adherence to appropriate procedures.

SROs, School Police, and Private Security: Legal Guidance for Schools
  • On-demand
Erin Gilsbach

Please join nationally recognized school law expert Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., as she discusses the wide-ranging legal issues surrounding the use of SROs, school police, and school security. She will also address the relationship between schools and local police, and will provide guidance regarding referrals to law enforcement and effective drafting of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) between schools and local police forces.

Mentoring Students of Color for Success, Retention, and Persistence
  • On-demand
Naomi Sigg

Please join Naomi Sigg as she helps participants assess their campus climate to better understand the experiences of students of color across campus, identify common difficulties faced by students of color, define their understanding of mentorship, and gain skills and tools to best assist students of color.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Classroom Management Strategies for Working with Challenging Students
  • On-demand
Dr. John Jensen

Please join Dr. John Jensen, licensed clinical psychologist and education consultant, for a webinar designed to help teachers and staff manage students with ODD. While geared specifically towards Oppositional Defiant Disorder, the techniques identified in this indispensable session will help even the most experienced educator identify new approaches towards behavior management that can be applied to any difficult student or group dynamic.

Student Mental Health and the Law: Best Practices to Ensure School Safety
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join school law attorney Erin D. Gilsbach as she provides practical tips and tools for schools regarding establishing legally-defensible protocols, practices, and policies. The session will address issues such as identifying students with potential mental health issues, lawfully addressing students expressing suicidal ideation, dealing with the impact of cyberbullying and social media concerns, supporting students with mental health needs, and more. The session also provides a concrete and detailed look at common school practices regarding student mental health issues, including approaches that have been found to be appropriate under the law as well as those that have been found by the courts to be detrimental to student well-being and/or violative of the rights of students with mental health disabilities.

FERPA and Classroom Technology: Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant
  • On-demand
Kathleen E. Dion

Please join attorney Kathleen E. Dion as she explains how schools can make use of the latest technologies in the classroom without compromising student privacy and FERPA.