The Georgia School Boards Association's Georgia Council of School board Attorneys (GCSBA) has designed a comprehensive one-day workshop addressing contemporary issues faced by and limited to attorneys who have been designated as general counsel by the local school boards. This popular workshop provides school board attorneys a unique opportunity to dialogue with colleagues representing school systems across the state. CLE Credits are not offered for this workshop. The registration fee is $300.
9:30 - 9:45 AM Welcome & Introductions
9:45 - 10:45 AM 2017 Session of General Assembly Phil Hartley
and Recent Federal and State Decisions Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:30 AM Early Trends from New Administration Leonard O. Fletcher, Jr.
USDOC, USDOE, OCR, EEOC Fletcher, Harley & Fletcher, LLP
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Issues with Student Discipline and What A. J. Welch, Jr.
is Leading to So Many Legal Challenges Meagan Pearson
Smith Welch Webb & White, LLC
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch (please get your box and return to your seat)
12:45 - 1:15 PM When Social Media Leads to Employee or Nathan Lee
Student Discipline Glover & Davis P.A.
11:15 - 1:45 PM Two Supreme Court Cases and Other Victoria Sweeny
Legal Trends in Special Education Catherine Followill
Thompson, Sweeny, Kinsinger & Pereira, P.C.
Hayden Headley Hooks
Perry & Walters
1:45 - 3:15 PM Roundtable Discussion of Legal Issues
* Legal Issues & Challenges with RFPs and RFQs
* Issues with Board Meetings among Board Members
* Public Participation
* Setting an Agenda
* The Right of the Individual Board Member to Speak
3:15 PM Evaluation/Adjourn