Session 1: Reasonable Accommodations: A Discussion of Logistics and Practical Implications – Get practical tips on handling accommodation requests, including tips for working with health care providers, from the perspective of a former General Counsel turned Human Resources Administrator.
Session 2: Collision of Individual Rights – Student speech, service animals in classrooms, and managing dangerous behaviors—learn to navigate the contentious intersection of individual rights in the school setting.
Session 3: Best Practices for Working with Transgender Students – Gain practical guidance for working with students, staff, school boards, and community members on the multi-faceted issues related to transgender students.
Session 4: There Is No Escaping Special Education Issues for the School District Attorney – Hear a discussion on the vocabulary, issues, regulations, and key cases about which all school attorneys should be aware.
Session 5: Cameras in the Classroom – Review the new Texas Education Code provision requiring the installation and operation of cameras in certain self-contained special education classrooms. Listen to a discussion about the relevant Commissioner’s rules and recent Attorney General opinion, gain practical application tips, and understand FERPA implications.
Session 6: Discrimination and Student Discipline – Schools are increasingly focused on maintaining safe school environments while avoiding any illegal discrimination or claims of illegal discrimination. Listen to a discussion about alternative discipline techniques, the role of the Campus Behavior Coordinator, and other methods of using student discipline data to achieve optimal environments.
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