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October 2020

Employee Leaves and Related Issues Associated with COVID-19 (K-12/CCD)

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom Meeting

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for both K-12 and Community Colleges. Any administrator or employee responsible for monitoring or approving employee leaves or for providing notices related to leaves. Employee Leaves and Related Issues Associated with COVID-19 October 1, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Topics Leave Issues Associated with COVID-19 Personnel Issues Associated with COVID-19 NOTE: This workshop will cover the same topics as the September 1, 2020 workshop, but due to popular demand the September 1,…

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Legally Defensible Practices Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (K-12)

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for K-12. All certificated staff would benefit, especially Administrators and School Psychologists. Legally Defensible Practices Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 October 6, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Topics: Section 504 vs. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) See July 26, 2016, Dear Colleague Letter from OCR – Guidance on ADHD Section 504 assessment Section 504 eligibility Section 504 special issues: Reasonable Accommodation Diabetes Allergies Student Discipline Drugs and Alcohol Manifestation Determination…

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Updates to Charter School Law for the 2020-2021 School Year (K-12)

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom Meeting

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for K-12. Charter School Authorizers and Charter School Directors The Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools is hosting a workshop related to charter school issues on October 12, 2020 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. However, that workshop will be covering separate discrete issues from our October 7, 2020, SCLS workshop such that the two workshops will complement each other and we advise Sonoma County stakeholders to attend both workshops.  The link to register…

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Title IX Part II – Conducting Title IX Investigations (K-12/CCD)

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for both K-12 and Community Colleges. Administrators, Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and Equity and Inclusion Staff Title IX Part II - Conducting Title IX Investigations October 14, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Topics: • Conducting impartial investigations • Appropriate remedies and sanctions • Legally compliant investigation reports Location: Zoom Meeting Zoom meeting information and workshop materials will be provided closer to the workshop.   Presented by: Monica D. Batanero, Senior Associate General Counsel There is a…

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How to Respond to those Frequently Asked Questions: A legal overview of key issues when responding to student, parents, community, trustee and administrator questions and requests. (K-12)

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for K-12. School site and district office staff who regularly respond to questions and requests from parents, community members, board trustees, administrators and/or students How to Respond to those Frequently Asked Questions:  A legal overview of key issues when responding to student, parents, community, trustee and administrator questions and requests. October 22, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics: Brown Act Public Records Act Government Claims Act Pupil Records Directory Information Custody…

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November 2020

Common Special Education Mistakes Leading to Litigation (K-12)

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Exact Location TBD

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for K-12. Special Education Staff  Common Special Education Mistakes Leading to Litigation November 4, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Topics: • Procedural Errors • Substantive Errors • Record Keeping Location: Santa Rosa, CA Sonoma County Exact Location TBD Presented by: Jennifer E. Nix, Associate General Counsel There is a $45 fee for this workshop, non-clients $55 fee. This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for LEPs, LPCCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and…

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Title IX Part III: Nuts and Bolts of the Title IX Coordinator’s Role (K-12/CCD)

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Exact Location TBD

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for both K-12 and Community Colleges. Administrators, Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and Equity and Inclusion Staff Title IX Part III: Nuts and Bolts of the Title IX Coordinator's Role November 10, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Topics: • Training requirements • How, when, and why to conduct periodic data reviews • Campus climate surveys Location: Santa Rosa, CA Sonoma County Exact Location TBD Presented by: Monica D. Batanero, Senior Associate General Counsel and…

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Comprehensive Review and Practical Guidance on Student Discipline (K-12)

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Exact Location TBD

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for K-12. All school site and district administrators who have student discipline responsibilities. Comprehensive Review and Practical Guidance on Student Discipline November 19, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Topics: Using our newly updated Pupil Discipline Guide, this workshop will provide a comprehensive review of student discipline under the California Education Code including: • Procedural timelines and notice requirements, • Student conduct investigations, • Documentation of student conduct and “other means…

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December 2020

Title IX Part IV: Additional Title IX Challenges for Community Colleges (CCD)

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Exact Location TBD

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for community college districts. CCD Administrators, Title IX Coordinators, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and Equity and Inclusion Staff Title IX Part IV: Additional Title IX Challenges for Community Colleges December 8, 2020 (rescheduled from November 3, 2020) 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Topics: • Title IX's intersection with the Clery Act • Coordination with campus and local law enforcement • Protecting the respondent's due process rights Location: Santa Rosa, CA Sonoma…

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The Intersection of Special Education and Other Laws (K-12)

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Exact Location TBD

The anticipated audience and the instructional materials are intended for K-12. Special Education Staff The Intersection of Special Education and Other Laws December 8, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics: This workshop will explain how other laws and regulations are applied to students who are eligible under the IDEA. The workshop will cover Section 504, Title IX, English Learner requirements, and student discipline as they intersect with the IDEA. Location: Santa Rosa, CA Sonoma County Exact Location TBD Presented by: Jennifer…

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