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A variety of timely and relevant legal topics presented by Iowa's leading education attorneys.

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
9 am - 3 pm
Where: The Meadows Events and Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, Iowa  50009
United States
Contact: Cyndi Petersen

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General Sessions

First General Session: Mental health considerations for staff members and students. When is it appropriate for school administrators to intervene if they believe a staff member’s mental health is affecting her employment and what steps might the district take? When students have mental health issues and violent tendencies have been demonstrated, what steps may the district take to ensure the student is cleared by mental health professionals to attend school? When does this become a disability identification issue? When would matters need to go to the school board?Presented by attorneys from Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.

Second General Session: Important items to consider relating to Chapters 20 and 279 (negotiations, master contracts, probationary status and termination proceedings) and how processes have changed for school administrators.Presented by attorneys from Lynch Dallas, P.C.


Breakout Sessions

  • Disability Law Hot Topics– a review of seclusion and restraint best practices and top disability law-related issues. Presented by Thomas Mayes of the Iowa Department of Education

  • Licensure Legalities- ethical missteps to avoid, as well as an overview of alternative licensure and other licensure issues. Presented by Joanne Tubbs of the Board of Educational Examiners

  • Sexual Harassment and Assault- implications relating to both students and staff members, as well as requirements to ensure a student’s ability to receive an education and participate in activities under Title IX. Presented by Lynch Dallas, P.C.

  • Staff and Student Social Media Issues- discussion of practical steps to take in policy and handbooks, and a discussion regarding the authority of the school district to take action. Presented by Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.

Hotel rooms:
 Rooms are available at the rate of $107 plus state and local occupancy tax with a cutoff date of Jan. 24. Call 515-957-3000 to make a reservation or book online using group code 02122018LAW.

Licensure renewal credit: learn your options for earning credit here.

Registration fee: (includes continental breakfast and lunch) $110 for SAI members, $220 for non-members.