HR, Compliance, and Policies

Educational institutions must comply with laws and regulations, satisfy employee expectations, and implement policies that foster learning and safety. Through this learning pathway, you will learn how to meet these mandatory administrative requirements.

HR, Compliance, and Policies

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  1. Title IX Appeals In K-12 Schools
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    Title IX Appeals In K-12 Schools
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, January 24, 2023; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will take you step-by-step through how to appropriately address appeal decision-making within the Title IX grievance process. You will learn how to draft complete and thorough decisions on appeals.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you address an appeal filed on a written determination?
    • What notice of appeal must you provide to the parties?
    • What are eligible bases for appeal?
    • How should parties respond to an appeal?
    • What common issues arise when reviewing appeals?
    • How should you convey the final decision to the parties?
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    Title IX Appeals In K-12 Schools
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
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  2. What You Need to Know About Holiday Celebrations at School
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    What You Need to Know About Holiday Celebrations at School

    Education law expert Jim Castagnera will explain what the First Amendment’s religious “establishment” and “free exercise” provisions mean, according to the Supreme Court and the U.S. Department of Education. You will learn how to establish appropriate policies and practices for holidays in your school.

    Topics Covered

    • Is prayer acceptable during non-instructional time? Classes?
    • May students organize prayer groups and religious activities?
    • Are moments of silence acceptable during student assemblies?
    • How should you handle religious objections to policies?
    • How must attendance policies accommodate religious activities?
    • What are the Title VII religious-discrimination rights of school employees?
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    What You Need to Know About Holiday Celebrations at School
    Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera
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  3. Threat Assessments: Legal Issues Related to Students With Disabilities
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    Threat Assessments: Legal Issues Related to Students With Disabilities

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify the legal risks of threat assessments for students with disabilities. You will learn how to update your policies and procedures.

    What You'll Learn

    • What laws apply to threat assessments?
    • How should you modify your practices to adhere to the latest guidance?
    • What procedures impact any threat assessment process?
    • How should you make manifestation determinations and changes of placement?
    • What are the best practices for accurate results?
    • How can you identify students before their behaviors present a threat?
  4. What to Do When a Student Assaults You
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    What to Do When a Student Assaults You

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students who assault you. You will learn how to help them focus on instructional goals and overcome their anger.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you react in the moment when a student assaults you?
    • When is it necessary to involve administrators or law enforcement?
    • What techniques are effective for rebuilding the relationship?
    • What steps can you take to facilitate positive interactions?
  5. How to Legally Respond in K-12 Schools When a Student Threatens the School or Its Staff
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    How to Legally Respond in K-12 Schools When a Student Threatens the School or Its Staff

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will show you how to think and act more effectively in the face of the acute challenge of student violence. You will learn how to prevent and address threats.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the root causes of the K-12 student violence crisis?
    • How can you identify and track troubled students who may pose a threat?
    • What training should you provide to staff to respond to threats?
    • What role can anti-bullying policies and practices play?
    • What immediate precautions can you take against mass-shooting incidents?
    • How should you react to violent student behavior?
  6. How to Help Student-Athletes With Mental Health Challenges
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    How to Help Student-Athletes With Mental Health Challenges

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will detail the legal aspects of addressing student-athlete mental health. You will learn practical solutions to minimize any liability related to helping these students.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do mental health issues affect athletes?
    • What duty do school officials have to protect students from self-injury?
    • Should you warn others that specific students are at risk?
    • What are the legal aspects of suicide prevention?
    • How do confidentiality laws relate to mental health concerns?
    • What obligations do you have to accommodate students with mental illnesses?
  7. New Title IX Updates for Pregnant and Parenting Students
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    New Title IX Updates for Pregnant and Parenting Students

    Title IX expert Richard Verstegen will outline the rights afforded to students from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. You will learn how to adapt to the new guidance from the Department of Education.

    What You'll Learn

    • What assistance must schools provide to pregnant students?
    • When are pregnant and parenting students entitled to accommodations?
    • Which laws protect pregnant students, including from harassment?
    • How can you ensure students are able to participate in programs fully?
    • What changes should you make now to prepare for the proposed regulations?
    • How will you need to adjust notice requirements and grievance procedures?
  8. What to Do if a Student Brings a Weapon to School
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    What to Do if a Student Brings a Weapon to School

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify legal risks inherent in school security issues. You will learn how to enhance safety and avoid liability for any breaches.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you identify which students are carrying weapons?
    • What steps should you take to monitor student behavior?
    • What laws apply to school security?
    • What guidance have agencies and associations provided to schools?
    • How should you respond to the report of a gun at school?
    • What are the best practices for working with law enforcement?
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    What to Do if a Student Brings a Weapon to School
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $79.00
  9. How to Stop Violence in Your K-12 School This Year
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    How to Stop Violence in Your K-12 School This Year

    School law expert Jim Castagnera will share concrete strategies you can use immediately to reduce violence in your school. You will learn how to protect students, staff, parents, and other stakeholders.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the causes of school violence today?
    • How can school resource officers help curtail school violence?
    • What roles should teachers, administrators, and parents play?
    • What legal liability does student violence pose for schools and staff?
  10. [3-Part Series] Special Education Series: New Legal Guidance
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    [3-Part Series] Special Education Series: New Legal Guidance

    EducationAdminWebAdvisor has scheduled a series of three webinars presented by leading education attorneys Richard F. Verstegen and Dr. Jim Castagnera, packed with information you can use immediately.

    What You'll Learn

    • New DOE Guidance: Discipline and Special Ed

    • Seclusion and Restraint: How to Adhere to New DOE Guidance

    • So You Think Your Student Has a Disability... Now What?

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    [3-Part Series] Special Education Series: New Legal Guidance
    Richard F. Verstegen and Dr. Jim Castagnera
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  11. New DOE Guidance: Discipline and Special Ed.
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    New DOE Guidance: Discipline and Special Ed.

    Education law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will detail the steps you must follow to comply with the Department of Education guidance for students receiving Special Education services. You will learn how to take full advantage of the new resources.

    What You'll Learn

    • Handbooks containing evidence-based guidance on how to effectively use the $130 billion in federal funding to address the impacts of the pandemic
    • A fact sheet on how schools can ensure that students with disabilities receive a free, appropriate public education
    • Guidance to help you fulfill your responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities
    • Strategies to avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline under Section 504
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    New DOE Guidance: Discipline and Special Ed.
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
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  12. Supreme Court’s Free Speech Decision: What Schools Must Know
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    Supreme Court’s Free Speech Decision: What Schools Must Know

    Educational law expert Rick Verstegen will distill the critical points from the Kennedy v. Bremerton School Dist. Decision. You will learn how to adapt to comply.

    What You'll Learn

    • How does the decision affect employee speech in schools?
    • How will this decision impact religious practices by employees?
    • What actions can schools take to address religious actions by employees?
    • How should you update policies?
    • What tests can help determine the appropriateness of speech?
    • How can schools avoid Establishment Clause violations while allowing speech?
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