2020 SCHOOL LAW CONFERENCE – SOLUTIONS FOR MOVING STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS SAFELY FORWARD IN 2021
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$295.00
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You may use your Pass to register for the 2020 School Law Conference webcast package at no charge.

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2020 School Law Conference – Solutions for Moving Students and Schools Safely Forward in 2021

Knowing What’s New. Understanding What Works!

Distance learning, masks, new regulations, protests and more – 2020 has been a year marked by unanticipated sweeping changes. Students, parents and schools are facing new challenges and anxious about what comes next. This series of 7 webcasts offers comprehensive, up-to-the-minute practical solutions to move schools and students safely forward into 2021.

Co-sponsored by Minnesota CLE, the Minnesota Elementary School Principal’s Association, Education Minnesota, the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals and the Minnesota School Boards Association

Times listed are Central Time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Providing Equity for Special Education Students During COVID-19 – Practical and Legal Guidance for Success

Avoiding Attendance Issues – Engagement of Special Education Students During COVID-19 (30 minutes)
The Director of Student Support for Richfield Schools takes a brief look at the most recent COVID-19 guidance that provides the legal framework for serving students with special needs and  offers practical guidance and real-world examples of how to successfully support students and proactively manage issues with truancy and attendance.
– Christina H. Gonzalez; Richfield Public Schools ISD #28; Richfield

Providing a Free and Accessible Public Education During a Pandemic (60 minutes)
Knowledgeable attorneys, who specialize in providing equity for special education students, review important 504 cases, best practices and legal challenges related to educating students with special needs during this pandemic.

  • 504 Case Law Update 
  • Implementing IEPs
  • Accommodations
  • Due Process Issues

– Laura Tubbs Booth; Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.; Minneapolis
– Debra J. Corhouse; Education Minnesota; Saint Paul
– Daniel J. Stewart; Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid; Minneapolis


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
2020 School Law Update – Executive Orders, Legislative Actions and Case Law Important to Schools
An essential update of important new cases, developments from the 2020 legislative sessions and the executive orders that altered the educational landscape for 2020 and 2021.
– Roger J. Aronson; Law Office of Roger Aronson; Minneapolis


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Protecting the Privacy, Health and Safety of Students and Staff – Tough Issues Schools Are Tackling in 2020
A panel of experts discuss the tough issues schools are tackling this year and provide insight for successfully:

  • Protecting Privacy in a Pandemic – Virtual Learning, Data Privacy, Contact Tracing and More;
  • Managing Health and Safety During School and Extracurricular Activities – Ventilation, Sanitizing and More;
  • Disciplining While Distancing;
  • And more!

– David M. Aron; Education Minnesota; Saint Paul
– Michael J. Ervin; Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A.; Minneapolis
– Mark Lanterman; Computer Forensic Services; Minnetonka
– Terry S. Morrow; Minnesota School Boards Association; Saint Paul
– Michael Olson; 360 Security Services; Minneapolis


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Complying with 2020 Title IX Requirements

The Title IX Top 10 – 10 Important Considerations to Achieve Compliance with the New Title IX Regulations (30 minutes)
This session provides a quick overview of the new Title IX regulations and the considerations for implementation.
– Peter A. Martin; Knutson Flynn & Deans; Mendota Heights
– Katharine M. Saphner; Knutson Flynn & Deans; Mendota Heights

Is It or Isn’t It? – Spotting Title IX Issues Using a Real-World Scenario (30 minutes)
Using a real-world scenario, this session quickly takes you through how to spot issues and apply the relevant law.
– Christian R. Shafer; Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.; Minneapolis
– Eva C. Wood; Education Minnesota; Saint Paul


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Bargaining During a Pandemic and Other COVID-19 Employment Law Issues for Schools
This session takes a look at safety, workloads, leave and accommodations for school employees during COVID-19 and the impact these issues may have on upcoming contract negotiations and provides best practices for addressing novel employment issues we are seeing this year.
– Meg Luger-Nikolai; Education Minnesota; Saint Paul
– Kristin C. Nierengarten; Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A.; Minneapolis


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Education Guidance for 2020 – Do This, Don’t Do That!
The Minnesota Department of Education provides guidance and answers frequently asked questions about plans for safely educating Minnesota students in the midst of COVID-19.
– Daron Korte; Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Student Health and Well-being; Minneapolis


Thursday, November 19, 2020
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Navigating Issues of Free Speech and Racial Equity – Schools Are Part of the Bigger Picture

Free Speech Rights of Students and Staff During Difficult Times (60 minutes)
This session discusses the legal framework that entitles students and staff to the free expression of ideas, popular and unpopular, and the implications for schools in the midst of difficult times.
– Cedrick R. Frazier; Education Minnesota; Saint Paul
– Gregory S. Madsen; Kennedy & Graven Chtd; Minneapolis
– Timothy R. Palmatier; Osseo Area Schools; Maple Grove
– Jackie Gharapour Wernz; Franczek P.C.; Chicago, Illinois
– Toni D. Newborn; Chief Equity Office for the City of Saint Paul

Responding to Minnesota’s Racial Reckoning (60 minutes)
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
This session discusses how schools are responding to the racial tensions gripping our state and nation, reviews the impact racism has on schools fulfilling their legal mandates and offers insight for building inclusion and moving forward.
– Cedrick R. Frazier; Education Minnesota; Saint Paul

$295

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 8.5 total CLE credits.  Application has been made to the Minnesota Board of School Administrators for 8.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for educators.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard and elimination of bias CLE credits indicated for each webcast (click titles for credit status and individual event codes). Attorney credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Application has also been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits for the COVID-19 Employment Law Issues webcast.


Providing Equity for Special Education Students During COVID-19 – Practical and Legal Guidance for Success

2020 School Law Update – Executive Orders, Legislative Actions and Case Law Important to Schools

Protecting the Privacy, Health and Safety of Students and Staff – Tough Issues Schools Are Tackling in 2020

Complying with 2020 Title IX Requirements

Bargaining During a Pandemic and Other COVID-19 Employment Law Issues for Schools

Minnesota Department of Education Guidance for 2020 – Do This, Don’t Do That!

Navigating Issues of Free Speech and Racial Equity – Schools Are Part of the Bigger Picture

STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the 2020 School Law Conference webcast package at no charge.

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