Schedule Back-to-School Professional Development Now!
As the school year winds down, we recommend contacting your favorite Thrun Law Firm attorney to get back-to-school professional development sessions on the calendar! Back-to-school is a busy time, and many schools have already scheduled professional development. We recommend considering professional development in the following areas:
- Title IX: If your staff has not been trained on Title IX, we strongly recommend hosting staff training as soon as possible. Failure to train staff on Title IX’s requirements, including reporting and responding to complaints, can result in legal liability.
- Student Discipline: It’s been almost one year since the student discipline laws were modified. Many schools still struggle with ensuring that all of the new requirements are met and that students are provided adequate due process. Back-to-school professional development is the best way to ensure staff will be on the same page for the new school year.
- Section 504: Many school officials still struggle with properly identifying and accommodating students under Section 504. Ensure your team can navigate the complex world of Section 504 to ensure students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations.
- Legal Updates: So much can change in a year! Professional development will help ensure your administrative team is aware of the numerous changes to state and federal law over the past 18 months.
Schools also should ensure that new hires or transfers receive any legally-mandated training before the school year begins, such as seclusion and restraint awareness training.
Schedule professional development now to ensure your school is on the right track to start the 2018-2019 school year.