School Law & Policy Workshop: Critical Technology Issues @ MTG Space, Lansing - FULL

—Event is Full—

Jan. 12, 2018
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

Cost: $180 per person

MASB and its policy service partner, NEOLA, are presenting a school law and policy seminar that will address many of the legal issues that are challenging school districts today as a result of students and staff using and misusing technology. All attendees will be the first school officials to receive NEOLA’s new Social Media Policy.

SCECHs Available! Administrators will receive at least four contact hours for attending the whole seminar.

Any questions, please contact Stacy Washington at or 517.327.5936.


8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Snacks
9 a.m. Introduction and Overview of the Program
Richard Clapp, Ph.D., President, NEOLA
9:10 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Internet Safety for Schools
Jessie Weinberger, OvernightGeek University

Jessie Weinberger, a nationally recognized Internet Safety presenter and author, will provide guidance on protecting students, managing and improving their digital lives, and avoiding legal liability with proactive measures and training.  
10:15 a.m. Social Media Policies: Key Elements and Enforcement
Charyn Hain, Varnum LLP

Discussion of the key elements of a social media policy and the legal issues related to enforcing it in regard to employees’ use of social media for work purposes and personal use. 
11 a.m.  Refreshment Break
11:15 a.m. Disciplining Cyberbullies: Complying With Policy and the Law
Brad Banasik, MASB Legal Counsel and Director of Labor Relations/Policy

Cyberbullying is an issue that continues to perplex school officials.  The line of what online speech is protected by the First Amendment and what constitutes cyberbullying is not always clear. Guidance will be offered on regulating cyberbullying to comply with Michigan law, Title IX and the 14th Amendment while not infringing on students’ free speech rights.
Noon Lunch
12:45 p.m. Archiving Electronic Communications and Records

It is commonly understood that school district emails are official communications, subject to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. A school district’s communications across social media sites should be treated in the same way. Hear what archiving specialists have to say about the need to retain social media in accordance with public records requirements.
1:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
2 p.m. Best Practices on Data Security for Schools
Molly Mellema, SET SEG School Insurance Specialists

School district face very real security threats because they collect, use, maintain, disclose and discard valuable personal information about students, teachers and employees. Given the significant and very real risk of data breach, what should you do as a school district to prevent and prepare for one? Learn about multiple issues relating to data breaches and computer attacks, including what makes school districts vulnerable to them, best practices for securing data and what to do if a breach occurs.
3 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.

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