Trending Legal and Compliance Topics for K-12 Administrators

Trending Legal and Compliance Topics for K-12 Administrators
October 3, 2019

Date: October 3, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m. Registration

            1:30 p.m. Program

            4:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Where: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

                131 Dartmouth Street, Suite 501

                Boston, MA 02116

Hosted by: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr K-12 Schools Practice

RSVP: To RSVP, please contact Mary Brightman at 215.972.7773 or mary.brightman@saul.com

K-12 school administrators face a wide-array of institutional challenges, frequently requiring them to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders while also remaining compliant with the current laws and regulations. To add to the complexity, the laws and regulations are continually evolving, and sometimes at odds with community perception and ideals. Join us on October 3, 2019, for an informative half-day educational program to explore some of these challenges and discuss ways in which schools similar to your institution are responding.

Members of our Firm’s K-12 Schools Practice will be discussing:

  • Processes and procedures for sexual misconduct and other forms of investigations at K-12 schools;

This presentation will include a discussion of processes and procedures surrounding sexual misconduct investigations at K-12 schools, with an overview of Title IX and its application to the K-12 space, noting the possible impact of the changes being contemplated by the Department of Education.  Additionally, the presentation will provide a brief overview of relevant case law, with a discussion on the investigative techniques, considerations, and best practices for interviewing young students on sensitive topics. 

  • How to handle defamation and reputational issues; and

In the highly competitive K-12 market, reputation and public perception is critical to success.  It impacts recruiting of teachers and students, fundraising, and standing in the community.  However, all-too-common internal investigations, faculty terminations, and other disputes create the risk of defamation claims and other reputational attacks.  Learn how to approach these issues to minimize the risk and preserve your institution’s standing.

  • Student mental health considerations and how to effectively recognize and respond to these issues.

Student mental health is a significant and ever-growing concern for educational institutions nationwide, particularly in today’s time of school shootings and increased student anxiety. A rising number of students are seeking mental health services for a variety of issues – attention deficit, eating disorders, depression, addiction, and more.  Schools, faculty, and administrators must approach student mental health issues in a legally compliant and medically supported way that benefits the individual student physically, emotionally, and academically – and also benefits the general school community.

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