Calendar

This calendar shows, in date order, KASB Workshops, KASB Search Service vacancy deadlines and other meetings or events our members might be interested in.

May 29, 2019

School Law Workshop & KSAA Meeting

05/29/2019 - 05/30/2019
12:00 pm - 2:35 pm
Hyatt Regency, Wichita, Kansas
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[To register, select "Member Portal" above and log in. If you need any assistance, please email pinpoint@kasb.org] May 29 11:30 a.m. Registration & Lunch Noon Program Begins Hyatt Regency, Redbud C/210C
  • Kansas Anti-Bullying Law, Student and Parent Complaints, and Appeals to the Board: Donna Whiteman, Attorney, Assistant Executive Director of Legal Services Kansas adopted an anti-bullying statute in 2007 and the Kansas legislature continues to revisit school districts’ responsibilities yearly. This session will review the Kansas bullying law and the legal steps schools must take in investigating, documenting and ensuring bullying behaviors are stopped. Recent legal challenges by parents will also be reviewed.
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation – Students and Staff: David Cunningham, Executive Director of Human Resources/Legal Counsel, Lawrence USD 497 and Lori Kopp, General Counsel, Topeka USD 501 All districts aspire to meet the needs of students and staff and to provide them with a safe and positive learning and working environment.  However, making that work within the halls of a school with many competing voices can create a number of challenges.  Discussing the practical challenges facing districts in accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming students and staff at a time when the legal landscape is constantly changing.
  • State and Federal Laws on Student Records and Student Privacy: Luke Sobba, KASB Attorney This presentation reviews FERPA restrictions and limitations on disclosing student records, as well as requirements of the Kansas Student Data Privacy Act. Discussion will include cases and scenarios applying the acts.
2:50 p.m. Adjourn. [USA|Kansas has invited attendees to participate in the Annual Conference] 3:00 p.m. USA|Kansas Opening General Session Alan November 4:00-7:00 p.m. Vendor Showcase May 30 (coincides with USA| Kansas Conference Learning Clusters)
  • Advising Schools in Suicide Prevention, Response and Liability Concerns: Luke Sobba, KASB Attorney The Jason Flatt Act requires annual training for school personnel on suicide ideation. But is that enough? This presentation delves into the responses of school districts when they learn of an individualized risk of suicide. It also reviews liability concerns that could arise from acting inappropriately or failing to take action to prevent student suicides.
  • Family Medical Leave and ADA Accommodations: Handling Employee Leave Issues: Angie Stallbaumer, KASB Senior Attorney Navigating FMLA requirements and provision of ADA accommodations can be dicey, especially where the laws overlap.  Join us for an overview of the law with regard to granting FMLA leave and leave as an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and for some exercises on applying this law to common human resources scenarios.
  • Student Discipline: Popular Social Media Apps and Student Discipline: Sam Blasi and Ashley Rohleder, KASB Attorneys A brief description of many of the most popular apps and social media platforms students use, and some of the risks associated.
  • New School Laws and School Board Policies: Angie Stallbaumer and Donna Whiteman Get your update on new laws and policies here!  Donna and Angie will give you a guided tour of 2019 Kansas legislation, which is fresh off the presses and applicable to districts. The recommended June 2019 KASB Policy Updates will be reviewed.
  • Service, Therapy, and Comfort Animals in Schools: Legal and Practical Guidance: Sam Blasi “Can my dog come inside?”  The best practice, legal guidance for handling animals on school property.
  • SRO’s Working with Law Enforcement Searches, Seizures, and Questioning Students: Ashley Rohleder Overview of the legal abilities of and restrictions on SROs when working with law enforcement agencies. Topics covered include actions in searching students, seizing their property, and questioning students.
2:45 p.m. Adjourn
*Kansas School Attorneys’ Association Meeting | Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:50 Registration 3:00 Legal Ethics (2 Hours CLE - for KSAA Members) 5:10 Annual Business Meeting *KSAA members only. If you plan to attend, please register online.
 
June 18, 2019

Building Secretaries Workshop (Topeka)

06/18/2019 - 06/18/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hyatt Place, 6021 SW 6th Ave., Topeka
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A new workshop, just for you! Building secretaries and administrative assistants deal with unique challenges. KASB’s legal staff created a half-day workshop filled with the latest legal guidance to help you do your job. Topics will include privacy issues, parental custody rights, student records and much more. There will be time to ask the questions you have and get the answers you need!
June 19, 2019

Clerks/Treasurers Workshop

06/19/2019 - 06/19/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon, Bldg A, Conference Center, Rm 121, Topeka
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This is a “make-up date” of sorts! We cancelled our February 2019 Clerks/Treasures workshop because of inclement weather. Join your fellow board clerks and board treasurers to hear from the KASB Advocacy and Legal departments about the impact of legislation and other important topics that impact the work you do with your local board of education. We’ve added in time for you to network and discuss with your colleagues!
June 20, 2019

Building Secretaries Workshop (Dodge City)

06/20/2019 - 06/20/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dodge City USD 443
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A new workshop, just for you! Building secretaries and administrative assistants deal with unique challenges. KASB’s legal staff created a half-day workshop filled with the latest legal guidance to help you do your job. Topics will include privacy issues, parental custody rights, student records and much more. There will be time to ask the questions you have and get the answers you need!
June 25, 2019

New Clerks & Supts Too Workshop

06/25/2019 - 06/25/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hays USD 489, 323 W 12th, Rockwell Admin Center, Hays
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School board clerks have wide-ranging responsibilities and a critical role in the daily operations of a school district. This workshop will include a review of the legal duties, timelines for required month-to-month and yearly requirements and much more! New superintendent? Information from during this workshop will prove invaluable during your first year as the district leader. You will gain an understanding of the legal duties of the board clerk along with an overview of district roles and responsibilities. Attend as board clerk-superintendent team and get a jump on the 2019-2020 school year. Experienced clerks and superintendents welcome!
June 26, 2019

New Clerks & Supts Too Workshop

06/26/2019 - 06/26/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon, Bldg A, Conference Center, Rm 121, Topeka
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School board clerks have wide-ranging responsibilities and a critical role in the daily operations of a school district. This workshop will include a review of the legal duties, timelines for required month-to-month and yearly requirements and much more! New superintendent? Information from during this workshop will prove invaluable during your first year as the district leader. You will gain an understanding of the legal duties of the board clerk along with an overview of district roles and responsibilities. Attend as board clerk-superintendent team and get a jump on the 2019-2020 school year. Experienced clerks and superintendents welcome!