NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys is pleased to present the considerable expertise of NSBA Legislative Advocacy staff in a webinar to take place on Monday, December 17th. Mike Resnick, who heads NSBA’s Office of Federal Advocacy and Public Policy, and Reggie Felton, who leads NSBA’s Office of Congressional Relations, will provide attorneys with an overview of the federal agenda post-election.
Attorneys and non-attorneys are welcome to participate. Register here.
What’s Next for Congress and the Administration: Post-Election Insights for Attorneys
Monday, December 17, 2012 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Veteran NSBA lobbyists and Washington experts Mike Resnick and Reggie Felton will provide school attorneys with a run-down of post-election key education legislative priorities. They will also discuss the congressional leadership status and what we can expect given changes on key education committees. Among the legislative issues to be addressed: Sequestration and the Impending Fiscal Cliff, ESEA Reauthorization, IDEA Reauthorization, and the potential for the passage of separate legislation on the Use of Restraint and Seclusion — and more. Additional insights will be shared regarding President Obama’s second term regarding K-12 education, including the potential for further expansion of the role of the U.S. Department of Education in state and local operations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be in the know! And don’t forget the registration is per site — you may have as many attendees at your site as you wish. This may be an opportunity to invite your clients in for an insider’s view of Washington!
The Council will also offer its second of four School Law Boot Camp webinars the following day. Register here for the boot camp series.
School Law Boot Camp #2 — School Board Authority
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Public education is a state function. However, with a few states as exceptions, local school boards are entrusted with overseeing and directing it. The authority of school boards is derived from state constitutional, statutory, and/or administrative provisions and interpreted by state administrative tribunals and courts. In addition to specific state and federal statutes relating to education, school boards are also subject to laws governing public bodies, such as open meetings requirements and state ethics laws. In this informative webinar, experienced school attorney Robert A. Kohn of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn in Arlington Heights, Illinois, will go over the ins and outs of school board authority.