Webinars


WEBINARS


LEGAL WEBINARS WITH SUZANNE BOGDAN
Best Practices for Investigations and Determining Appropriate Student Discipline

Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 12:00pm
As our society becomes more litigious, and especially when students are in 9th grade and above (when a clean transcript matters), parents are more aggressively challenging a school’s investigation and discipline of serious student misconduct. This webinar will discuss the standards schools should use to investigate in good faith and how to follow the Fundamental Fairness Rule that courts employ to determine whether the discipline was appropriate. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Space is limited.

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LEGAL WEBINARS WITH SUZANNE BOGDAN
Vaping, Medical Marijuana, and Hemp

Date: December 17, 2019
Time: 12:00pm
The Federal Government reports that the number of students using e-cigarettes has exploded. Twenty-three states and DC currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Given this, schools must know their options when responding to this wide-spread risk for both their employee and student relationships. How do you address a student/employee with a substance abuse problem or a positive test result? How do you regulate e-cigarettes and marijuana if such use is not restricted by current laws? How do you handle alcohol-use at extracurricular events? This presentation will explore best practices and legal risks schools face in addressing student vaping and drug and alcohol use. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Space is limited.


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LEGAL WEBINARS WITH SUZANNE BOGDAN
Employee Separations and Reductions in Force

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 12:00pm
As schools approach the spring, many are assessing employee performance and budget. Separations and non-renewals of employees are stressful for all involved and sometimes claimed to be unfair or discriminatory. This webinar will focus on good planning techniques, documentation, and separation processes to help reduce the risk of claims. In addition, because so many schools have reduced their workforces in the last few years, we will talk about the unique issues involved in assessing who should be reduced and the process for same, which will require special attention when the school separates two or more employees when at least one of them is over the age of 40 and is offered a severance agreement. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Space is limited.


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The Role of School Leadership in Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk
Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 1:00pm
Independent schools reported a 90% increase in negative impacts as a result of cybersecurity incidents between 2017 and 2018. While the IT department can be an important ally, this work must be managed by senior leadership and should be part of a broader risk management strategy. Hear about challenges independent schools have experienced and learn to develop a strategy and road map to address these risks. In this webinar, you will learn to take a wholistic approach to Cyber and Data security, covering technology, personnel and policies. We will speak specifically to ways to prioritize mitigating your risk.
Presenters: Alex Inman is the founder of Educational Collaborators (EC); and Shandor Simon, Director of Technology, Latin School of Chicago.
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LEGAL WEBINARS WITH SUZANNE BOGDAN
Enrollment Contracts Perpetual/Continuous Contracts, and Enforcement Issues

Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Schools are trying hard to both reduce time and waste in their school processes. In this vein, the perpetual enrollment contract has become popular. Before you jump on the bandwagon, understand the pros/cons of perpetual enrollment agreements. In addition, all enrollment agreements, whether perpetual or not, should have clear clauses that protect the school. Finally, if you use electronic signatures, you must ensure the process is correct if you intend to enforce the agreement. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Space is limited.


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