Professional Development and Staff Training Programs

The firm strongly believes that education and training of governing board members and school employees will facilitate efficient operations,  prevent legal problems, and provide a greater measure of protection when legal problems do arise.  To that end, the firm has done an extensive amount of training and education for individual school districts and by presenting at local, regional and state conferences.  Topics addressed by firm attorneys have included, but are not limited to the following:

  • Hiring and Background Investigation
  • Evaluating Certified and Classified Employees
  • Dismissing Certificated and Classified Employees
  • Documentation Do’s and Don’ts
  • Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
  • Investigation and Documentation of Misconduct And/or Performance
  • Violence and Threat Reporting and Intergovernmental Agreements and Forms for Reporting
  • Annual Summary of New Legislative and Legal Developments
  • Open Meeting Law Compliance
  • New Board Member Orientation
  • Board Member Ethics
  • Conflict of Interest Law Compliance
  • Site Council Responsibilities and Inaction with Board/administrators
  • Mandatory Reporting of Inappropriate Behavior
  • Meet and Confer Process
  • Election Laws
  • Special Education Laws
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Religion in the Schools