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Each webinar listed above will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will cost $250/school. Registrants can register for all four webinars in the series for $800.
Registration includes the live webinar or in-classroom seating if available. Registrants will also receive a copy of all slides and materials used in the webinar. If you are unable to attend the webinar at the scheduled time, you may register to receive a recording of the webinar.
A description of each session is posted below.
FLSA, FMLA, ADA, and Contract Issues: Let's Finally Get These Right!
Every year, we get more questions about state and federal employment laws and contracts. Whether it's injured employees, compensating coaches, or trying to find the best way to set up classified staff contracts, these issues never go away and are growing more complex. Whether you're a seasoned business official or administrator, or new to one of those roles, everyone struggles with many of the same issues. The idea behind this presentation will be to focus on these most difficult areas, provide useful forms to use, and use hypotheticals to give you the tools to address them.
IDEA, Section 504, ADA, and Special Education: Hot Topics and Key Issues
This was by far the most requested topic in our annual KSB client survey. We couldn't agree more on the need for additional training on these laws. We keep a running list of the difficult special education and disability-related legal issues we just have to add to a presentation soon. The purpose behind this presentation is simple: we're going to identify the issues we see schools struggle with the most related to these laws (and combinations of them), and we are going to drill down to identify the legal and practical issues and talk through best practices and ways to improve your district's compliance. We will cover issues like IEEs; parental preferences for accommodations like sign language interpreters; lessons learned from the most prevalent court cases and hearing officer decisions; and much more. We also plan to canvass our attendees before the presentation to get a sense of the special education issues you struggle with most, and we'll tackle them head-on.
Personnel: Evaluations, Improvement, Contract Renewal and Due Process
Back by popular demand, this topic also ranked near the top of requested training for 2019-20. With efforts in the Unicameral to revamp the reprimand and improvement plan process, now is no time to slip up on the technical, legal, and practical requirements for addressing personnel issues. We will cover all of the legal requirements but focus on how the processes actually play out in reality. We will also help build evaluators' vocabulary and understanding the key legal terms in state law. For example, what actually constitutes "unprofessional" conduct and "neglect of duty" based on Nebraska case law, and how should you be using these terms in your reprimands, improvement plans, and evaluations? You should have your board's policies and instruments used for evaluations handy during this webinar and be prepared to ask questions about them!
Title IX: A Landmark Year
The 2019-20 school year may well prove to be the most important in terms of Title IX applicability and enforcement since the law was passed, at least for K-12 schools. It is very possible that by this time next year, we will have Supreme Court decisions on whether "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" are protected by general "sex discrimination" laws. Much like the Endrew F case changed the standards under the IDEA overnight, a ruling from the Supreme Court could immediately impact schools' obligations to address things like facility use and activity participation. It is also likely the regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Education regarding Title IX investigations and due process procedures will be finalized at some point this school year. And beyond those potentially landmark changes to the way schools interact with Title IX, the current Title IX law and requirements continue in full force and effect. Once again this year, we will design our training to meet the Office for Civil Rights' Title IX Coordinator requirements, but will dive into issues every administrator, counselor, and other school staff need to know if they deal with Title IX and its related issues.**
**We may change the date of this webinar in the event any of the major court cases or proposed regulations make it necessary, especially if they become effective immediately or if current obligations change in any way.
Please fill out the form below to register. All webinar fees will appear on your regular monthly bill. If you are not a KSB client and would like to participate in the webinar, please contact Shari Russell at email@example.com.