Reporting Requirements, Intervention Policies, Negligence Claims, and More
With teen suicide rates on the rise, it is crucial for counsel to understand what legal steps schools can and should take to address this alarming trend. Does the school's intervention policy comply with the law? Have staff been trained on how to appropriately address cyberbullying and other forms of harassment? Are mandatory reporting requirements being followed? This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the critical legal steps schools must take to comply with the law and mitigate liability. Register today!
Review mandated requirements for reporting and staff training.
Draft intervention policies that are compliant, effective, and up to date.
Consider the legal issues surrounding bullying and harassment in schools.
Explore recent case law on school and counselor liability for student suicide.
Student Suicide Awareness and Prevention Laws
Development and Implementation of Intervention Policies and Procedures
Addressing Harassment and Bullying Legal Issues
School and Counselor Liability for Student Suicide
ERIN D. GILSBACH is an of counsel attorney with the law firm of Steckel and Stopp in Pennsylvania and the executive director of EdLaw Interactive, an organization that provides school law training to educators and school leaders nationwide. Ms. Gilsbach is an experienced speaker at the state and national levels. She provides legal consulting services and a wide variety of school law training programs to school districts, charter schools, non-public schools, school leader organizations, educator associations, parent groups, and other organizations. In addition to special education issues, she specializes in legally-defensible policy and procedural development for schools, trending legal issues regarding technology and education, nursing and school health services, truancy prevention, child abuse prevention and mandated reporting, educator evaluation and discipline, and a variety of other school law topics. Ms. Gilsbach currently serves as the president of the PSBA Solicitor's Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the NSBA Council of School Attorneys. She earned her J.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.
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