KSBA legal update conference to cover changes in school law from Frankfort to Washington, D.C.

Online registration is now open for KSBA’s popular annual Federal and State Update conference, May 13 at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate Resort.

Information on two new sets of federal regulations on school district and employer responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recently was added to the agenda. One set of regulations, already in effect, covers responsibilities of districts to accommodate members of the public who attend its activities and people with disabilities who want to purchase tickets to attend district events and bring service animals, motorized carts, etc. onto the premises. The second set of regulations, which will become effective in May, cover employer responsibilities to accommodate members of its staff under the ADA. Both sets of these new regulations require a large number of major changes to current practices regarding accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Other topics in the fifth annual school law series of seminars include:

-Reviews of new laws tied to elementary and secondary education passed in the 2011 regular and special sessions of the General Assembly;
-an examination of new federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act regulations;
-the latest on cyberbullying issues facing local education leaders;
-implications of recent court rulings and Kentucky attorney general’s opinions relating to K-12 schools; and
-annual update recommendations for school board policies and procedures.

Presenters will include Dara Bass, KSBA Policy Services; Teresa T. Combs, KSBA Legal and Administrative Training; John Fogle, KSBA Legal Service; and Shannon Stiglitz, KSBA Governmental Relations Service.

Administrators will be able to obtain six hours of EILA (Effective Instructional Leadership Act) credit hours, while school board members also will gain hours in the KSBA Academy of Studies (including credits toward their annual state-mandated training hours).

The registration fee is $200 per person, including lunch and beverages throughout the day. To register for the conference, click here School legal training. Registration may also be submitted via mail or fax but must be received by May 6 with payment or purchase order.

The opening sessions start at 8:30 a.m. May 13. KSBA has reserved rooms at the Marriott at a rate of $139 for May 12. Reservations for those rooms must be made directly with the hotel by April 21. Please identify yourself as attending the KSBA event.

For more information, contact Jolene Shearer at KSBA at 800-372-2962.

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