During this webinar the presenter will discuss the 2014 U.S. Supreme Court and 2017 Fourth Circuit cases that address some of the legal issues related to the practice of opening school board meetings with prayer. Although these cases do not provide a definitive answer to every related legal question, this webinar will discuss the clear holding of each case so that school board members and administrators will be well-informed about the current status of the law.
Presenter: Janine Murphy, Assistant Legal Counsel
This webinar will provide an overview of some of the most pressing legal issues and policy concerns surrounding a school district’s use of video cameras on school property, as well as the disclosure, maintenance, and/or storage of video records. The webinar will include a review of recent cases and guidance addressing the use of cameras to monitor classrooms, hallways, entrances, buses, sporting events, etc.
Presenter: Scott Murray, Staff Attorney
Modern technology has given us new tools to communicate more quickly and broadly. In this webinar we will take a look at public school employees’ right to freedom of speech under the U.S. Constitution in the context of this brave new world of the internet, as well as with the growth of social media. It will provide board members with a general understanding of the legal principles that govern the board’s ability to place limitations on employee speech.
Presenter: Nancy Black, Staff Attorney
Refresh your memory or learn anew about the law surrounding the conduct of school boards meetings. Topics will include the Open Meetings Law, public comment requirements, common parliamentary procedure issues, and other legal matters that can trip you up if you aren’t careful. Get your questions answered, and learn things that may surprise you!
Presenter: Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy