2018 OSBA School Law Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Get an in-depth view of hot topics in school law. Board members, administrators and attorneys are welcome to attend this yearly seminar. All sessions are held in A 210–212. This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.50 hours of CLE credit. Conference registration is required.

8 a.m.–9:15 a.m. The latest on school safety strategies
Review the latest developments in school safety, with a focus on a federal commission’s findings and recommendations. Topics include funding; collaborating with law enforcement agencies; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other government protections; strategies for identifying and mitigating threats; and preparing for emergency and active shooter situations.

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Can I do that? Ethics for board members
Learn the basics of ethics laws. Through various factual scenarios, discover how to protect the public from the financial, family or business conflicts of its public servants, while protecting yourself from violating the law.

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. How did we get here? Special ed fights
Due process. ODE and Office for Civil Rights complaints. Fights involving special education students and their families can boil over and involve board members. Loveland City and Ennis Britton Co. LPA review the basics of special education law and how to handle disputes internally with your administration as well as externally.

1 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Negotiations after fair share fees ruling
Work through realistic scenarios encountered during negotiations, and gain insight on how negotiations will be different after the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on fair share fees in Janus v. AFSCME.

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Making sense of OCR in changing times
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued several Dear Colleague letters, guidance documents and publications since January 2017 and has withdrawn others. School officials are left groping for clarity and wondering how federal court decisions and state laws impact daily decisions. Hear the latest perspectives.

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