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Back to School Webinars

When:
August 21, 2017 – August 25, 2017 all-day
2017-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
2017-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Cost:
$150 per Webinar, per School System; $10 per Board Member
Back to School Webinars

 

Looking for an economical way to provide your staff with training on important legal issues? Supplement your back-to-school staff development for school administrators and teachers with NCSBA’s upcoming webinars. During the week of Aug. 21, NCSBA will offer replays of our four most popular webinars from 2016-17.

Note: Wednesday’s originally scheduled webinar, “Dos and Don’ts in Special Education,” has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Sexual Harassment Training for School Employees

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Presenter:  Kathy Boyd, NCSBA Senior Staff Attorney
Cost $150

This webinar will help school employees understand what kinds of behavior constitutes sexual harassment and who is affected by such behavior. The webinar will also inform employees how to respond if they witness such behavior and how to report sexual harassment through appropriate school channels.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Student First Amendment Rights:  Basic Principles and Current Controversies

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Presenter:  Janine Murphy, NCSBA Assistant Legal Counsel
Cost $150

Student expression can take many forms including clothing choices, protest demonstrations, handing out literature, and commenting on blogs and social media. This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Supreme Court cases and Fourth Circuit cases that directly address the First Amendment rights of NC public school students. It will also provide an overview of the legal principles that govern a school board’s ability to place limitations on student speech and expression at school and outside of school.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Religion in the Schools: Guidelines for Teachers and School Administrators

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Presenter:  Janine Murphy, NCSBA Assistant Legal Counsel
Cost $150

This webinar, developed for teachers and school administrators, will provide an overview of the law pertaining to religion in the schools with a focus on the issues most likely to arise in the day-to-day operation of the schools. The webinar will address both what types of activities violate the Establishment Clause and what types of activities are permissible such as a student’s right to discuss his or her religious beliefs in school assignments, a student’s right to form a religious club, and other similar topics.

Friday, August 25, 2017
Student Directory Information in the Digital Age

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Presenter:  Kathy Boyd, NCSBA Senior Staff Attorney
Cost $150

Faced with the prospect of easy access by third parties to large amounts of student directory information, some school systems have begun narrowing the categories of information they designate as “directory.” This response creates its own set of problems by limiting the board’s ability to release directory information for its own purposes. What considerations are important when deciding which student information to designate as directory information and to whom it will be released? Get answers to this and other questions and more in this review of FERPA’s direction information regulations.

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