6.21.17 20th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law and Special Education Workshop

20th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law and Special EducationWorkshop

Join us for the 20th Anniversary of this workshop!

June 21, 2017

University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Agenda Samuel Francis 2017 Agenda Samuel Francis 2017

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2016 Workshop: Recap

The 19th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law Symposium and Special Education Workshop was held at the University Club on June 15, 2016.   The program featured concurrent presentation sessions featuring hot topics in school law and special education. The program can be viewed here.

13240430 Tri-State Award

Tri-State honored Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq., with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Law Award during a special lunch presentation.  She is a partner at Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC and she also serves as the Deputy Solicitor for the School District of Pittsburgh.

Presentation Materials:

“School Law and Employment Update” by Carl Beard, Esq., Andrews & Beard Law Offices
Presentation Summary

“Unlocking the Schoolhouse Gate: Ensuring Equal Access for Immigrant and Transgender Students” by Sara Rose, Esq., ACLU of Pennsylvania
Presentation hand out

“The World of Tweets, Texts and ‘Friends’- Social Media, the First Amendment and professional Boundaries” by Jocelyn Kramer, Esq., and Ira Weiss, Esq., Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
Presentation PowerPoint 

Technology in Schools: Unsuspected Legal Hazards” by Matthew Hoffman, Esq. and Kristin Biedinger, Esq., Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
Presentation PowerPoint

“Collective Bargaining in Difficult Times” by Patrick Fanelli, Esq., Fanelli Willett Law Offices
Presentation PowerPoint

“Title IX: It’s Not Just About Restrooms and Athletics-Meeting the Civil Rights Challenge” by Aimee Rankin Zundel, Esq., and Rebecca Heaton Hall, Esq., Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
Presentation PowerPoint
Hand out- “Dear Colleage Letter: Transgender Students”
Hand out- “Dear Colleage Letter: Harassment and Bullying”
Hand out- “Title IX: Interscholastic Sports and Mixed-Gender Participation”

“Access and Equity for English Language Learners” by Jackie Perlow, Esq., Education Law Center, Jeni Hergenreder, Esq., Disability Rights Pennsylvania, and Margo Machuga, M.Ed., Duquesne University & Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Presentation PowerPoint (“Access and Equity for English Language Learners”, Perlow)
Presentation PowerPoint (“Access and Equity for English Language Learners”, Hergenreder)
Presentation PowerPoint (“Best Practices for ESL Program Instruction”)
Hand out- “Rights of English Language Learners & Families with Limited English Proficiency”

“Developing a Due Process Worthy IEP” by Patricia R. Andrews, Esq., Andrews & Price, LLC
Presentation PowerPoint

“What’s New in Special Education Requirements for 2016” by Amy DeLuca, Western Division Chief, Bureau of Special Education
Presentation PowerPoint

Ethics Presentation by Robert Harper, Esq., Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh
Presentation Summary