This day-long program will explore a wide range of Federal and State constitutional issues that affect the public schools. Topics will include limitations on the right to regulate faculty and student dress, searches of desks and lockers, religious celebrations in schools, faith-based clubs, name clearing hearings, and recent litigation questioning the financing of schools across the State.
Has your school been faced with issues concerning:
- Searches for drugs
- Inappropriate T-shirts
- Requests for religion-based clubs
- Name clearing hearings
- A teacher presenting inappropriate materials to a class
This program will explore these and other constitutional issues affecting public schools.
- The attendee will be able to discuss religion issues in schools.
- The attendee will be able to identify due process rights of employees.
- The attendee will be able to review academic freedom.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. Dress Codes For Teachers And Students
A. Permissible Limitations On Student Dress
B. Imposing Discipline For Inappropriate Dress
C. Drafting Effective Student And Staff Dress Codes
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Search And Seizure
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. Religion In The Schools Part I
A. Accommodation Of Religious Practice
B. Attire Of Staff And Students
C. Class Assignments/Curriculum For Staff And Students
D. Releast Time For Staff And Students
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. Religion In The Schools Part II
E. Use Of School Facilities By Outside Groups For Religious Purposes
F. Vouchers And Scholarships For Religious Schools
G. Religious Displays
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
IV. Questions And Answers
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
V. Due Process Rights Of Employees
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VI. Academic Freedom
C. Comparison With Students' Rights
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VII. Constitutional Issues Concerning School Financing (CFE Litigation)
A. The Decision
B. Implications For The Rest Of The State
C. Where Do We Go From Here?
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Questions And Answers