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College Catalogs: Avoid Mistakes and Legal Claims
  • Thursday, November 14
  • Webinar
James Ottavio Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq., who brings more than 30 years of experience as a university administrator and legal counsel, to this exploration of the legal and practical aspects of a document too many of us often take for granted.

Disciplining Students with Disabilities: Rules for Students with IEPs and Section 504 Plans
  • Thursday, November 14
  • Webinar
Joanne Butler

Please join Joanne Butler as she explains in clear and easy-to-understand terms the process of disciplining students with disabilities, and what to do when you can't.

Title IX and Sexual Violence on Campus: Best Practices for Ensuring a Safe Campus
  • Friday, November 15
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Richard Verstegen will explain the need for colleges and universities to prevent sexual violence, to take interim measures in response to a complaint, to investigate and resolve complaints of sexual violence, and to protect victims of sexual violence.

Truancy Troubles: Understanding the Legal Issues and Dealing with Chronically-Absent Students
  • Tuesday, November 19
  • Webinar
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., an experienced school law attorney, as she examines the issue of truancy and its impact on schools and individual students. She will examine the interplay between disability and truancy and provide effective solutions to common issues related to individual student absenteeism. In addition, she will provide best-practice tips and tools for addressing the significant issue of chronic absenteeism on a school-wide basis.

FERPA and Classroom Technology: Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant
  • Wednesday, November 20
  • Webinar
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.

Student Mental Health and the Law: Best Practices to Ensure School Safety
  • Thursday, November 21
  • Webinar
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.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Classroom Management Strategies for Working with Challenging Students
  • Friday, November 22
  • Webinar
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.

Mentoring Students of Color for Success, Retention, and Persistence
  • Tuesday, December 3
  • Webinar
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.

SROs, School Police, and Private Security: Legal Guidance for Schools
  • Wednesday, December 4
  • Webinar
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.

Suspensions, Dismissals and Expulsions: Good Policies and Procedures Prevent Lawsuits
  • Thursday, December 5
  • Webinar
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.

LGBTQ Discrimination and Other Tricky Issues for Schools: New Developments
  • Friday, December 6
  • Webinar
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.

Medical Leaves of Absence: Issues Surrounding Voluntary and Involuntary Withdrawals
  • Tuesday, December 10
  • Webinar
Dr. James Castagnera

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

Public School Construction Projects: Legal Issues to Consider
  • Wednesday, December 11
  • Webinar
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding the various school construction types and phases, contract review, and negotiating changes to such contracts.

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.

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