Recent Case Law, Legal Essentials of Confiscating Devices, Key Harassment Laws, and More
It's no secret that using social media in the classroom is fraught with litigation risks. As more schools are relying on educational technologies and websites to provide instruction, it's more important than ever for you to stay up to date on the latest rules and regulations. This essential program shares the information and the tools you need to manage social media issues in the classroom with ease. Prevent future problems and solve current ones - register today!
Examine legal best practices for monitoring and restricting students' social media use.
Unearth recent trends and case law.
Discover the dos and don'ts of social media policies.
Uncover practical guidance for addressing cyberbullying issues.
Analyze guidelines for searching phones, computers, and other devices.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. General education teachers, principals and vice principals, counselors, special education teachers, superintendents, board members, and paralegals may also benefit.
Case Law Update and Recent Trends
Staff, Students and Social Media: What You Need to Know
Best Practices for Social Media Policies
Social Media and Cyberbullying: Legal Essentials
Device Confiscation and Discipline - 30 minutes
Guidelines for Ensuring Student Privacy and School Safety
Remote Learning and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Things Stand Now
ARLA D. CAHILL is an attorney with Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C., where she is a member of the firm's Litigation, Education Law and Special Needs practice groups. In addition to her recognition in and out of the courtroom handling complex litigation cases, Ms. Cahill has a passion for helping families and chairs the Firm's Education Law Practice and co-chairs its Special Needs Practice. As a seasoned litigator for over 24 years and a former school board attorney and charter school board member, she has gained unique insight into the public education system. She understands the challenges facing parents in the areas of Special Education, Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB), student discipline, residency disputes, and religious exemption, among other education issues. Ms. Cahill earned her B.S. degree, cum laude, from Montclair State University and her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She serves as a Trustee and Executive Committee Member of Employment Horizons, Inc., and a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and Autism New Jersey. Ms. Cahill is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, State of New York, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.
THOMAS A. MAYES is the attorney for the Iowa Department of Education's Division of Learning and Results, where he advises the department on special education law and policy and provides information on special education law to Iowa's parents and educators. Before joining the department, he was staff attorney for the Iowa Court of Appeals, a staff attorney in Iowa Legal Aid's Waterloo office, and law clerk to Justice James H. Carter of the Supreme Court of Iowa. Mr. Mayes is licensed to practice in Iowa courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member and former president of the National Council of State Education Attorneys and was appointed by Chief Justice Marsha Ternus to the state's Children's Justice State Council. He is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children and is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist. Mr. Mayes earned his bachelor's degree from Baylor University, his J.D. degree, with highest distinction, from The University of Iowa College of Law, and his master's degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University.
RACHEL M. REIGHT is a partner with Baasten, McKinley & Co., L.P.A. Ms. Reight practices in the areas of labor and employment law, administrative law (State Employment Relations Board, Ohio Department of Education, & Children Services Investigations), workers' compensation and defense of teachers and associations. Ms. Reight is a frequent speaker at workshops for public educators, school employees, and county developmental disabilities board employees in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Summit counties. She is a member of Ohio State and Stark County (Disputed Fee committee) bar associations. Ms. Reight received her B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.
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