Upcoming Webinars

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. webinar.

  • 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; Lawrence J. Altman, Adjunct Professor, Avila University and (retired) Special Education Lead Attorney and Compliance officer, Kansas City Public Schools

March 10, 2016 - ESSA: What Every School Lawyer Needs to Know Now

The newly-minted Every Student Succeeds Act fundamentally changes the federal role in K-12 public education. With more authority now resting at the state and local level, there is great opportunity for community-based decision making in areas like testing, accountability measures, and teacher qualifications. Join the NSBA Legal and Federal Advocacy teams for a look at key ESSA provisions your school board clients are asking about, and some insights into the ongoing regulatory process. Bring your clients' burning questions and your own. Register now for the ESSA webinar.

  • Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Sonja Trainor , Director, NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Presenter: Francisco Negrón, NSBA General Counsel; Michael Zola, NSBA Associate Executive Director, Office of Federal Advocacy & Public Policy; Lucy Gettman, NSBA Deputy AED, Office of Federal Advocacy & Public Policy; Kimberly Richey, Senior Govt. Relations Counsel, Federal Legislation, Office of Federal Advocacy & Public Policy; Deborah Rigsby, Director, Federal Legislation, Office of Federal Advocacy and Public Policy; Naomi Gittins, NSBA Deputy General Counsel; Leza Conliffe, NSBA Senior Staff Attorney; Tammy Carter, NSBA Senior Staff Attorney

March 16, 2016 - Top Ten Employee Rights Scenarios

Join seasoned school law practitioners for an interactive session presenting ten common employee rights scenarios, and analysis of the applicable recent federal law on the issue. Register in advance for a sneak peak at the scenarios; formulate your preferred advice, and see how your colleagues would advise in the same situation. We'll tackle free (internet) speech, ADA accommodation requests, religious expression, due process rights in misconduct investigations and termination, and much more! Register now for the Employee Rights webinar.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EST)
  • Host: Naomi Gittins , NSBA Deputy General Counsel
  • Presenter: Tammy Carter, NSBA Senior Staff Attorney; Bradford A. King, Sands Anderson, Richmond, VA

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 ESSA: What Every School Lawyer Needs to Know Now Webinar

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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.