Annual KSBA special education training event in Lexington Aug. 27-29; 2 ½ days of workshops slated for participants

KSBA’s popular annual Special Education Director/Special Education Law Update conference will be held on Aug. 27-29 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. This conference presents the latest legal implications and practical guidance to special education directors and others responsible for compliance with special education requirements in school districts.

Topics include basics such as budgeting, staffing, legal requirements, restrictions on use of IDEA funds, health services, relevant board policies, and practical tips about preparing for and surviving a due process hearing. There also will be an update on KDE activity, and the latest in court decisions, U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs and Office of Civil Rights opinions.

The conference is a must to give special education administrators the tools they need to properly serve students and stay out of legal trouble.

Online registration is available here.

At the request of districts, this conference has been expanded and will last for 2 ½ days.

Presenters are: Teresa T. Combs, KSBA director of Legal & Administrative Training Services; John C. Fogle III, KSBA staff attorney; Johnny Collette, director of the Division of Learning Services, Kentucky Department of Education; Larry Taylor, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, director of special education; and Marinell Kephart, director of special education, Campbell County Schools.

Costs

For KSBA Special Education Service members:

$100 per person for Wednesday

$200 per person for Thursday

$200 per person for Friday

$450 per person for all three days

For nonmembers:

$300 per person for Wednesday

$600 per person for Thursday

$600 per person for Friday

$1,350 per person for all three days

Schedule

Wednesday: Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. Sessions begin at 1 p.m.

Thursday-Friday: Registration opens at 8 a.m. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.

Hotel Information: Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 231-5100. We have rooms blocked at a special rate of $130 for this event. Ask for the “KSBA Special Education Legal Update” to receive this rate. You also may call the reservation line at 877-901-6632. The deadline is Aug. 6.

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