School Law Boot Camp

presented by the SRI&ETTC at Stockton University

School Law Boot Camp for School Administrators - Summer 2019

Wednesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Today’s school leaders work in a dynamic, fast-paced school law environment. Each day brings new changes in statute, code and case law. Administrators, whether veteran or new, are challenged to keep up with the changes. In these intensive School Law workshops participants will review current legal standards on Student Rights, Employer and Employee Rights, and Special Education. There will be an emphasis on HIB and recent special education decisions.

School Law Boot Camp will be presented by Mr. William S. Donio, Esq., Cooper Levenson and Ms. Amy L. Elco, Esq., Cooper Levenson

Mr. Donio is graduate of the Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Donio chairs Cooper Levenson's Education Law Practice Group. He has served as solicitor and special counsel for numerous boards of education, and is on the assigned counsel list for two joint insurance funds. Mr. Donio is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law Camden.

Ms. Elco is a Partner at Cooper Levenson where she specializes in education law including education-related litigation and special education matters. She is lead attorney for numerous education clients in the region. Ms. Elco also is an adjunct Professor at Stockton University teaching School Law in its Masters in Education Degree Program. Ms. Elco graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and is certified to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey as well as New Jersey State Courts.

Day One: Student Rights Including an Interactive Mock Disciplinary Hearing

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Student Rights module will focus on student rights and responsibilities, including constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, disciplinary actions, social media, 24/7 rule, student athletic contracts, transgender rights, and a special emphasis on the new HIB regulations. We will go back to the basics and move forward to review relevant school law cases. This interactive workshop will include a mock disciplinary incident where we will walk you through the disciplinary incident up to a board hearing. We will apply the law, review the legal standards and discuss proper investigation documentation.

Day Two: Employee and Employer Rights and Special Education

Thursday, July 25th, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Employer and Employee Rights module will focus on employer and employee rights and responsibilities, including constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, disciplinary actions, grievances, tenure charges, non-renewals, and reductions in force, among other topics. This interactive workshop will include mock tenure charges where we will walk you through the tenure charge process, concentrating on the district’s roles and responsibilities. We will apply the law, review the legal standards and discuss proper documentation.

The Special Education module will focus on the district’s obligations under the law for special education and Section 504 Plan students, including an emphasis on development of the IEP, student discipline, HIB, home-instruction and graduation. We will also review the recent Supreme Court Decision and what it means for you and your district. This interactive workshop will include a mock due process petition where we will walk you through the special education litigation process, concentrating on the district’s roles and responsibilities.

Registration includes morning refreshments and lunch.

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors, and Directors

Cost to Attend: One Day: $178.00 or 7 ETTC Hours Two Days: $300.00 or 12 ETTC Hours

Although we encourage participants to attend both days, participants can register for a single day if it best fits the needs of their district.

Click the links below to register for the session that works for you.