This seminar will bring attendees up-to-date on the latest legal developments and present valuable information on some of the most troublesome issues affecting public education in the state of Texas. It is designed to help busy school officials - board attorneys, administrators, board members and other school staff - keep abreast of the ever-changing legal landscape, by packing as much relevant information as possible into a one-day seminar.
- Digest the many new congressional changes in federal special education law
- Privacy rights and school administration
- Management of the school workforce
- Bullying: Prevention and intervention on the school campus
- The attendee will be able to discuss special issues in student discipline.
- The attendee will be able to identify prevention and intervention on the school campus.
- The attendee will be able to review the IDEA reauthorization.
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
I. Privacy Rights And School Administration
A. Searches And Seizures
B. FERPA And 'Educational Records'
C. HIPAA And 'Private Health Information'
D. Digital Records, Digital Storage
E. Conduct Away From School Premises
9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
II. Management Of The School Workforce
A. The Employee Grievance Process
B. Strategies For Effective Documentation Of Employee Performance
C. Avoiding Employment Disputes – And Winning The Disputes That Can't Be Avoided
10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
10:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
III. Special Issues In Student Discipline
A. Chapter 37 Update – Is Your District's Code Of Conduct In Compliance?
B. Student Discipline And School Safety After Columbine
C. Disciplinary Alternative Educational Programs
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Question And Answer
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. IDEA Reauthorization
A. What Happened In Reauthorization?
B. What About The No Child Left Behind Act?
C. What Changes Affect Parental Rights And Responsibilities?
D. What Do School Districts Need To Do Now?
E. What About New Federal Regulations?
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VI. Bullying: Prevention And Intervention On The School Campus
A. Legal Issues And Updates
B. Is Bullying A Part Of Growing Up?
C. Tolerance And Enabling Issues
D. Issues Of Bystanders
E. Band-Aids To Bully Prevention
F. System-Wide Process For Bully Prevention And Intervention