TASB Legal Seminar 2020

Legal Seminar Brochure CoverThe attorneys from TASB Legal Services will present a virtual legal seminar in 2020. We are providing up to six hours of continuing education credit (CEC) for registered attendees. Two topics will be broadcast on Thursday, November 5, and two topics on Friday, November 6. During the broadcasts, presenters will be available online to answer your questions. In addition, both sessions will be followed by a live Q&A panel for up to two hours of credit. All sessions will be recorded and available to registered attendees for 30 days after the broadcast.

Things to know before you log on

TASB will be using Zoom to host the virtual seminar. 

Read our Know Before You Go guide to get the best virtual experience possible.

Each virtual session will open 30 minutes early to allow for technology checks, greetings, and announcements.

On Thursday, during the 30-minute break between the sessions and the Q&A panel, we will have optional breakout rooms for regional networking. 

Thursday, November 5  
     Workshop 2:30–4:30 p.m.
     Q&A 5–6 p.m.
Friday, November 6  
     Workshop 9:30–11:30 a.m.
     Q&A Noon–1 p.m.

Topics

TASB Legal Services offer in-depth training on timely legal topics for board members, administrators, and school attorneys.

  • New Title IX Regulations: The U.S. Department of Education has released new Title IX regulations about sexual harassment in public schools. What do these new regulations mean for your district? Join a TASB attorney for a board’s look at the new policies and procedures related to sex discrimination in schools.
  • Board Member Ethics During Times of Controversy: In a year filled with political protests, pandemic worries, and election issues, board members—like all citizens—have been caught up in the controversies. In this conversation between a TASB attorney and a board development consultant, we will explore scenarios about navigating board member ethics in this complicated world.
  • What Board Members Need to Know About Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking, and Other Maltreatment of Children: This session with a board development consultant will fulfill the requirement of House Bill 403 (2019) that school board members receive training in identifying and reporting potential victims of sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other maltreatment of children. Leave this session knowing more about district policies and procedures that protect staff and students in these areas.
  • Legal Update + The Latest on COVID-19: Join several TASB Legal Services attorneys for an update on school law issues related to the pandemic, student health and safety, personnel issues, financial matters, and more.
  • “Stump the Experts” Q&A Sessions: End each day with our live one-hour Q&A session with the TASB attorneys and a board development consultant. Ask follow-up questions from our seminar topics, or submit your own questions to our panel of experts.

Registration

The $110 registration fee will include written materials plus a welcome packet to help you make the most of your online training experience. Be sure to register by October 9 to receive a fun welcome packet that will include materials for the day plus a few things to make you smile. All registrations should be prepaid by check, credit card, or school district purchase order. Registrations will not be processed without payment information.

You must have an active myTASB user ID and password to register, whether registering yourself or others. To obtain myTASB access, please go to tasb.org and under the green myTASB login, click on “Request Access.”

Register Now

For more information about registration, the seminars, or special requirements, please email the TASB registrar at registrar@tasb.org or call 800.580.8272, extension 3611.

Cancellation

You must use the TASB cancellation form to have your registration cancellation processed correctly. As noted in the Know Before You Go guide, all sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for 30 days. 

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Training Credit

This program offers up to six hours of TEA-approved credit in school board member training under the State Board of Education Framework for School Board Development. In light of the virtual format, this event will not offer MCLE credit for attorneys.