School Law Workshop: Current Legal Issues in Special Education @ MASB, Lansing

April 18, 2017
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
MASB Headquarters, Lansing

Cost: $135 per person

Download and Complete This Registration Form

Description: The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided two significant special education cases—Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools and Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1.  In response to these decisions, MASB has scheduled a third installment in its 2016-2017 School Law Workshop series: Current Legal Issues in Special Education. Attorneys Robert Lusk and Kevin Sutton from the Lusk Albertson law firm will share their analysis of the Fry and Endrew F. cases, and discuss how they might influence the delivery of special education services, while covering the following topics:

  • Overview of IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Defining IDEA’s Free Appropriate Public Education Requirement
  • Developing and Implementing IEPs after the Fry and Endrew F. decisions
  • Due Process, Litigation and Liability
  • Student Discipline Under IDEA and Section 504

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from legal experts on special education issues that will impact your school districts. Space is limited, so register today!

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Snacks
   
9 a.m. Introduction of Presenters: Robert Lusk and Kevin Sutton
Brad Banasik, Legal Counsel, MASB
   
9:10 a.m. Overview of IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Comparing and contrasting the two dominant laws that address educating children with disabilities.
   
10 a.m. Defining IDEA’s Free Appropriate Public Education Requirement
Did the U.S. Supreme Court redefine what constitutes a free appropriate public education with its decision in the Endrew F. case?
   
11 a.m.  Refreshment Break
   
11:15 a.m. Developing and Implementing Individualized Educational Plans
How will the Fry and Endrew F. decisions affect the development and implementation of defensible individualized educational plans? 
   
Noon Lunch
   
12:30 p.m. Student Discipline Under IDEA and Section 504
Covering the current issues on discipline requirements, procedures and practices relating to students with disabilities.
   
1:30 p.m. Due Process, Litigation and Liability
Handling disputes over the provision of a free appropriate public education. Did the Fry decision change how the IDEA’s exhaustion requirement applies to complaints?
   
2 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn
   

Billing Policy: A $25 fee will be added per attendee to any balance due as of the date of the class/event.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any and all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation. No refund one week from event.

MASB reserves the right to CANCEL all classes with fewer than 15 participants. Classes may be rescheduled due to weather. Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB's conferences, CBAs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such event.

Download and Complete This Registration Form