TexasISD "Events and Opportunities"

Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

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

Join us for our third annual forum for Title IX coordinators to develop an understanding of their duties and responsibilities, participants will learn about the history of Title IX, surveying their districts for possible issues, and how to handle incidents when they arise. This conference is designed to provide realistic support to school administrators to both protect their students and their districts in matters such as promoting gender equity in athletics, providing an environment free from gender-based harassment, and understanding the rights of pregnant students.   

This conference is appropriate for Title IX Coordinators, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Campus Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, School Board Trustees, and Teachers.


Hotel Info

Austin Marriott North

2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

Room rate - $142/night (through October 6th)

How to make your reservation:

Call (800) 865-0546 and ask for the "Title IX" block of rooms or click here to make your reservation online.


Continuing Education

Participants are eligible to receive 5 hours of continuing professional education credits through HRCI, SBEC, and Texas Association of School Business Officials.


Registration Fees

$275 - Registration Fee
$200 - Additional Attendee from the Same District

Lunch and materials included. Out-of-state registrations require payment by credit card only.



October 19, 2017  |  9:00 am-4:00 pm  |  Round Rock, TX


Click here for more information and to register online.

In September 2017, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued a Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct that increases the responsibilities that schools have for addressing and investigating sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.  From issuing guidance on responding to unreported incidents of misconduct to describing expectations for implementing grievance procedures, conducting “equitable”  investigations in a “timely manner,” and  notifying parties of the outcome, OCR has bestowed additional layers of obligations on public schools.   

It is vital that school districts both understand these new procedural and operational expectations,  and are able to separate their legal duties under Title IX from OCR’s suggestions on best practices.  This two-part webinar will allow participants to confidently answer questions concerning whether their school district should revise policies and procedures concerning sexual misconduct, and provide a roadmap to doing so that can help districts diminish potential liability and protect resources. 

November 1 - Part 1: Title IX and OCR’s Expectations for Addressing Claims of Sexual Misconduct

  • Introduction to Title IX sexual harassment and assault claims
  • Duty to identify claims of sexual misconduct
  • Policies and procedures for addressing claims
  • OCR’s expectations for conducting investigations

November 8 - Part 2: Investigating Title IX Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

  • Title IX coordinators and their role
  • Interviewing witnesses and gathering documentary evidence
  • Confidentiality
  • Developing a report
  • Reporting results and issuing discipline

Presented by Abraham Barker


Registration Fee

$200 per session

$350 for both sessions


Click here to register online.

Construction Procurement

Episode I: A Bid to Survive - The Rise of the Procurist

November 9, 2017

If you only attend one construction procurement training this year, this is the one to choose. Whether you are new to construction procurement or it’s been a while since your last project, you will get the foundation you need to succeed. Ask around, if you come to this training you will be ready to go when the board says it’s time to build. 


Who Should Attend

This seminar is appropriate for Superintendents, CFOs, Assistant Superintendents, District Construction Professionals, Board Members, Purchasing and Procurement Managers, Coordinators, Agents, Specialists, Directors, Contract Coordinators, Business Managers, Bond Professionals, Controllers, Auditors, Buyers, Finance Directors, Facilities Directors, Business Services and Operations Directors, Accounting Directors, and Accountants.

This training will be conducted by David P. Hansen.


The Story

Meet Ted Brown. After 11 years of trying, Ted’s employer, the Rascall Independent School District, just passed its 375-million-dollar bond. Ted is new to the district and has some experience and training in construction procurement, but he is about to take on full responsibility for contracting out 375 million dollars of bond money.

Impossible odds transform Ted into "The Procurist." Ted must turn 375 million dollars in funds into the 400 million dollars’ worth of projects the board expects.  

Meet Ted's boss, Mr. Speed Damon / AKA The Appropriator, who has a fondness for speed, thrift, and bids. The bond has everything in it from high schools to concession stands and it’s up to The Procurist and his team of experts [YOU] to keep him out of hot water with speed and to uphold the law.

You will be on one of two teams of experts who will compete in series of challenges along the way to help Ted survive the bond - if he can.  

In the last hour you compete for Ted and to become the MQBDCQ™. Who knows what happens? Does Ted get it done? Does his boss? Does he make it through the bond?  Being there is the only way to find out. 


Registration Fees

$200 - per person
$100 - per person for additional people from the same district

materials and lunch are included with your registration


Click here to register online.