TexasISD "Events and Opportunities"

Sara Leon & Associates, LLC

TASA/TASB CONVENTION: SARA LEON WILL BE JOINING A PANEL OF SCHOOL ATTORNEYS TO DISCUSS CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS UNDER THE NEW TITLE IX REGULATIONS.

Title IX Investigations

Overseeing investigations into sexual misconduct has always been challenging, but these investigations have been made more complicated by Title IX regulations that impose new rules and procedural protections for the accused.  This panel of experienced school attorneys will address many practical questions including the role of administrative staff and the board, best practices, common pitfalls, when to consult outside counsel, and more. State Bar application for .75 hours of Continuing Legal Education pending.

Thursday, October 1, from 1:30-2:30 pm

ESC2 FALL 2020 PERSONNEL SERVICES SYMPOSIUM

A live, interactive webinar on current personnel management issues

October 6, 2020   8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost:  $75 for members of the ESC2 Personnel Services Advisory Cooperative; $100 for non-members.  The registration includes copies of written materials.

Addressing Employee Issues  in the COVID-19 Era

Morning Session:  Join attorneys John Janssen and Michelle Alcala of Sara Leon & Associates, LLC, as they guide you through various thorny issues that may arise as school district administrators manage employees in the COVID-19 era, such as managing leaves and absences, performance documentation, and terminating the employment relationship.  Topics to be emphasized, among others, include:

  • Managing Leaves and Absences in the COVID-19 Era:  EFMLA, EPSL, FMLA and the ADA
  • Handling Employee Complaints and Grievances Related to COVID-19 
  • Effective Performance Documentation
  • Taking Adverse Employment Action and Terminating the Employment Relationship

Compliance with the New Title IX Regulations

Afternoon Session:   Attorneys John Janssen and Michelle Alcala, who have trained numerous school district administrators in Texas on the new Title IX Regulations, will review how the new regulations affect school district personnel and sexual harassment complaints in the workplace and address issues emerging since the regulation went into effect on August 14, 2020.  Topics to be highlighted, among others, include:

  • Training and Posting Requirements of the New Regulations:  The Importance of Educating Employees on Their Responsibilities and Tracking Employee Compliance
  • The New Definition of Sexual Harassment:  What This Means for Employees
  • Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment, the New Grievance Process, and the Roles of the Title IX Coordinator, Decision-Makers and other Title IX Personnel
  • Selected Issues in Responding to Sexual Harassment Complaints in both Employment and Student Contexts

To register, please contact:
Melissa Morin of Region 2 Education Service Center:
melissa.morin@esc2.us 
(361) 561-8416

Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C.

As COVID-19 continues to complicate the upcoming school year, this package contains up-to-date template documents that are intended for your use in response to a variety of virus-related concerns. Whether you have a teacher who comes down with COVID-19 or you need to announce a temporary school closure due to an outbreak, you can rely on this collection of documents to promptly and appropriately respond. Just a few of the documents in this package include:

  • Letters to employees, parents, and students related to specific concerns related to COVID-19;
  • Board resolutions authorizing your district to amend or suspend certain local policies;
  • A comprehensive “Safe Re-entry Plan” template containing all of the basic health and safety protocols required by TEA;
  • Press releases in the event of a positive case or an outbreak of cases; and
  • An amendment to the student dress and grooming code to specifically include a requirement for masks or other face covering.

 

This package contains 26 editable Word files. 

 

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Join us for a 3-day virtual conference to prepare your school’s secretary, and first line of defense, with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school’s front office frequently confronts.

 

Sessions run from 9:30 to 11:00 am on October 13, 14, and 15.

 

Every registered attendee will receive a recording of each session.

 

October 13, 2020

  • Admission and Enrollment
  • Residency
  • Attendance

October 14, 2020

  • Family Issues
  • Child Abuse
  • Sex Offenders
  • Student Records

October 15, 2020

  • Social Media
  • First Amendment
  • Bullying
  • Fingerprinting
  • Harassment
  • Search and Seizure

 

These sessions will be presented by Andrea Mooney and Heather Rutland.

 

Who Should Attend

School Secretaries, PEIMS Administrators, Office Managers, Attendance Clerks, Counselors

 

Please Note

A purchase order is not required for registration, but a check or PO must be received on or before the day of the seminar for admission. Please type “pending” when registering without a PO. We also accept credit card payments online.

 

Materials

Materials will be mailed to each registered attendee. Please provide the mailing address on the registration form.

 

Registration Fee

$195 per person

 

Register Now!

Title IX Administrator Conference

October 20-21, 2020

A Title IX Conference specifically designed for K-12 administrators!

Join us for our sixth annual forum for Title IX coordinators. This conference is designed to provide realistic support to school administrators in order to protect both their students and their districts in matters such as promoting gender equity in athletics and providing an environment free from gender-based harassment.

 

Appropriate for Title IX Coordinators, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Campus Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, School Board Trustees, and Teachers.

 

Title IX Boot Camp (half day)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Title IX Administrator Conference
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Register Now!