Numerous issues to be covered at KASB School Law Workshop and KSAA Meeting

Bullying, gender identity, suicide and many more issues that school leaders deal with will be covered during the KASB School Law Workshop and KSAA Meeting in Wichita later this month.

The May 29-30 event also coincides with 2019 USA-Kansas Conference. 

On May 29, the School Law Workshop includes a session led by Donna Whiteman, KASB’s assistant executive director of legal services, on Kansas’ anti-bullying law, what schools must do to investigate alleged incidents, how to hand complaints from students and parents and ensuring that bullying behaviors stop. 

The first day also includes a session on accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming students and staff as the legal landscape changes. That session will be led by two school district attorneys — David Cunningham of Lawrence USD 497 and Lori Copp of Topeka USD 501. 

And a session will be held on state and federal laws on students records and privacy led by KASB Attorney Luke Sobba. 

After the legal sessions, attendees are invited to participate in the USA-Kansas annual conference, also in the Hyatt Regency. 

On May 30, Sobba will conduct a session on suicide prevention, KASB Senior Attorney Angie Stallbaumer will provide an overview of family medical leave and ADA issues and KASB attorneys Sam Blasi and Ashley Rohleder will lead a discussion on student discipline and social media, covering popular apps that students use. 

Stallbaumer and Whiteman will provide an update on new school laws and board policies; Blasi will review legal guidance on the practice of using service animals and Rohleder will conduct a session on the legal abilities and restrictions of SROs when working with law enforcement on searches and seizures. 

After the day’s session, the Kansas School Attorneys’ Association meeting will start for a session on legal ethics and the annual business meeting.  

For more information and to register, go to this link. 

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