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Are you looking for a comprehensive guide that spells out schools' obligations and options under special education laws? Do you need information on FAPE, LRE and due process? Look no further. This practical guide lays out the legal requirements and procedures, and examines the landmines to avoid. Learn from other schools' missteps in applicable case studies, and get compliance tips from experienced attorney faculty on evaluating students, developing IEPs, making placement decisions, handling due process proceedings and managing behavioral issues. Don't miss out on this valuable information. Order today!
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of recorded technology CLE credit.
CASSIE C. BLACK is an attorney with Kriha Boucek, LLC, where she practices in school and special education law. Ms. Black has 17 years of experience in education as a school psychologist, assistant principal, director of student services, and assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction; and has worked with students and families from early childhood through high school. She has experience in a wide array of issues including special education, student discipline, and student rights and responsibilities. Ms. Black earned her B.A. degree from Augustana College; her M.A. degree from Roosevelt University; her Ed. S. degree from the University of Northern Colorado; and her J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Illinois. (Rockford location)
JENNIFER M. DEUTCH is a partner with Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP. She advises school districts and public bodies in all areas of the law, with a special emphasis on student, special education, and charter school matters. Ms. Deutch is a certified federal mediator and serves on the Subpoena Committee of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys. Prior to entering law school, she was a special education teacher. Ms. Deutch graduated, with highest honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri. (Northbrook location)
FRANCINE EGGLESTON is the director of Special Services at Kaneland School District #302 in Illinois, overseeing the department’s responsibilities of identifying and evaluating students with one or more of 13 categories of disability, special education instructional services, transition planning, case study reevaluations, homebound instructional services, Section 504 compliance, and much more. Prior to her current position, she was a principal and special education teacher. Ms. Eggleston earned her B.A. degree in education from Carthage College in Wisconsin and her Master’s Degree of Education from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois. Her certifications and endorsements include LBS 1 special education; Type 3 elementary education; Type 75 administration endorsement, and director of special education endorsement. In 2009, Ms. Eggleston was awarded the Administrator of the Year award by the Kane Country Regional Office of Education. (Rockford location)
KEVIN B. GORDON is a partner at Kriha Boucek, LLC, where his practice includes work in the areas of student rights, special education, school finance, construction, real estate, litigation, and general school law. Mr. Gordon is a frequent speaker on student discipline, residency, privacy, and business issues. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1996, where he practiced school law before joining the firm. Mr. Gordon was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1999. He is a frequent speaker for the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education, and at the annual IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Conference. Mr. Gordon is a recognized leader and trusted partner in the areas of special education, student discipline, rights and residency, school finance, collective bargaining, business transactions, and general school law issues. He earned his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University. (Northbrook location)
MEGANNE TRELA is an attorney with Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd., where she focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, municipal, and school law. She assists clients with legal matters involving collective bargaining, contracts, employment issues, special education issues, and public pensions. Ms. Trela is a member of Illinois Council of School Attorneys. She earned her B.A. degree, with honors, from University of Arkansas; and her J.D. degree, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law. (Northbrook and Rockford locations)