Professional Learning on Legal Issues 2018

Date:

February 13, 2018

Cost:

Members: $100.0 / Non-Members: $120.00

Note: The above costs reflect Early Bird Registrations. An additional $15.00 will be added to registrations made up to 10 days prior to the event.

Location:

Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel
925 S. Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917

Time:

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Contact:

517-323-7100

Details:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Title: Professional Learning on Legal Issues 2018

 

Attorneys from three law firms will present this full-day workshop. 

ROBERT LUSK, LUSK ALBERTSON, PLC  

Effectively Addressing Maladaptive Behavior Among IDEA and Section 504 Eligible Students -- For better or worse, K-12 educators are required to address maladaptive student behaviors at school, ranging from the simply annoying to the truly dangerous.  And, as with most things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Mr. Robert Lusk, founding partner of Lusk Albertson, PLC, will discuss how public schools can identify and implement the tools and the mind-set necessary to effectively address maladaptive behaviors at school.  Mr. Lusk’s presentation will place IDEA and Section 504 specific tools in the context of recent legal changes overturning years of assumptions, practices and policies in Michigan.

ROB DIETZEL, THRUN LAW FIRM 

2017:  A Top Ten List -- Thrun Law Firm attorneys will discuss the ten most important legal developments from 2017 that affect special education school officials. Topics will include, among other things: (1) Endrew F. and recent OSEP guidance on the FAPE standard; (2) Michigan’s changing LRE landscape; (3) special education personnel requirements when a district or ISD closes a program; and (4) student discipline. The presentation will focus on how these top ten legal developments affect the administration and oversight of special education programs and services. 

VICKIE COE & JORDAN BULLINGER, CLARK HILL, PLC

Special Education Hotspots -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has clarified on what it means to provide a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities, we will explore what is means to focus on each child’s “unique circumstances.”  We also explore the new Michigan Legislation as it relates to restraint and seclusion, the MDE Policy as adopted by the State Board and amendments to the zero tolerance discipline provisions.

Attorney Panel.  Bob Lusk, Michele Eaddy, and Jeff Butler will also address questions submitted prior to the PL workshop, as time allows.  The link to submit questions will be available soon and sent out in a News & Notes email.

The registration deadline has past.