Upcoming Webinars

September 16, 2015 - Food for Thought: How New Nutrition Standards Are Affecting School Operations

Take a detailed look at the most recent federal activity on child nutrition programs, and how the new standards are affecting every-day operations in school districts, including outside vendor contracts, fundraising, food trucks, and wellness policies. We'll start with a review of key federal actions, including The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the "Smart Snacks" regulations, and new proposed professional standards for child nutrition professionals. NSBA lobbyist Lucy Gettman will shed some light on how those standards came to be. Then, COSA member Dionne Tunstall Jenkins will discuss the real-world implications of the new standards: how to handle "competitive foods" and other outside food vendors, how to have a bake sale without violating federal nutrition guidelines, and considerations for wellness policies. Register now for this webinar.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Leza Conliffe, Senior Staff Attorney
  • Presenter: Lucy Gettman, NSBA Deputy AED, Federal Advocacy & Public Policy; Dionne Tunstall Jenkins, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

September 30, 2015 - Special Education Series #1: Private Placement and Tuition Reimbursement: Evolving Case Law

In this in-depth webinar, we will examine the large body of case law addressing one of IDEA’s relatively brief provisions: reimbursement for private school placement. Because the financial stakes are very high for school districts in many states, this issue is litigated more than others in the special education context. Learn the relevant case law in each federal circuit, and gain insightful practical advice from a veteran special education practitioner, including defenses to private placement and avoiding predetermination. Register now for the Special Ed. series or per webinar.

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  • Special Ed. #1: Private Placement and Tuition Reimbursement: Evolving Case Law - August 26, 2015
  • Special Ed. #2: Including Students with Disabilities in Statewide and Districtwide Testing Programs: basic requirements, IEP development, legal challenges, and practice tips - November 4, 2015
  • Special Ed. #3: Where is the Line? Mental Health Services and FAPE - Understanding the Public School Responsibility - March 2, 2016

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Presenters: Charlie Weatherly, The Weatherly Law Firm LLP, Atlanta, GA; Carolyn Waller, Tharrington Smith, Raleigh, NC

November 4, 2015 - Special Education Series #2: Including Students with Disabilities in Statewide and Districtwide Testing Programs: basic requirements, IEP development, legal challenges, and practice tips

Including students with disabilities in statewide and districtwide testing programs and protocols has generated challenges for teachers and students. This presentation will analyze requirements in federal law, with a discussion of IEP development, accommodations, modifications, and UDL (Universal Design for Learning). We will summarize both new requirements and current practice and case law, and provide participants with practice tips and an opportunity to raise questions for discussion. A handout will be provided with citations and practical information. Register now for the Special Ed. series or per webinar.

Save when you register for the three-part series!

  • Special Ed. #1: Private Placement and Tuition Reimbursement: Evolving Case Law - August 26, 2015
  • Special Ed. #2: Including Students with Disabilities in Statewide and Districtwide Testing Programs: basic requirements, IEP development, legal challenges, and practice tips - November 4, 2015
  • Special Ed. #3: Where is the Line? Mental Health Services and FAPE - Understanding the Public School Responsibility - March 2, 2016

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Presenters: Miriam K. Freedman, School Law Pro!, Palo Alto, CA; Monica Conrad, Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim, Noblesville, IN

March 2, 2016 - Special Education Series #3: Where is the Line? Mental Health Services and FAPE - Understanding the Public School Responsibility

School officials are coming under increased scrutiny for providing services to students experiencing mental health concerns. As a school attorney, you need to know the legal requirements, as well as prevailing educational recommendations when it comes to providing FAPE. In this webinar, experienced special education attorneys will guide you through new standards and court interpretations for addressing mental health issues in the public school setting, and offer tips on working with local health care providers to ensure students' needs are addressed. Register now for the Special Ed. series or per webinar.

Save when you register for the three-part series!

  • Special Ed. #1: Private Placement and Tuition Reimbursement: Evolving Case Law - August 26, 2015
  • Special Ed. #2: Including Students with Disabilities in Statewide and Districtwide Testing Programs: basic requirements, IEP development, legal challenges, and practice tips - November 4, 2015
  • Special Ed. #3: Where is the Line? Mental Health Services and FAPE - Understanding the Public School Responsibility - March 2, 2016

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Presenters: Andrew Manna, Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim, Noblesville, IN; Chris Borreca, Thompson & Horton, Houston, TX

Please Note: CLE credit for COSA live webinars may be available in your state. Please contact Laura Kisthardt at lkisthardt@nsba.org for more information.

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I Want to Register for the Food for Thought Webinar

Description Price
Regular Rate $199
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $159
State Association or International Partner $49

I Want to Register For the Special Education Series

You can still register for the Series after the first webinar has taken place. We will provide Special Education Series registrants with the materials and recording of the webinar that has already occurred.

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Regular Rate $439
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $339
State Association Counsel $129

I Want to Register Per Special Education Webinar

Description Price
Regular Rate $199
Council of School Attorneys Member Rate $159
State Association Counsel $49

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Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing by fax (703-519-6497) or email (registration@nsba.org) to the NSBA registrar no later than 48 hours prior to the start of webinar. After that date and time, no refunds will be issued; however, you may transfer your registration to another participant.