Comm on Law, Youth & Citizenship

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.50 (Professional Practice 3.50)
Sutton Center, 2nd Floor
#nysba19

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE LAW

Topics will include: 
• The Future of Public Education - A View from Washington 
• A Skating Tour Through the New Laws and Decisions Affecting Public Education 
• The Parameters of Student Free Speech Rights Related to Political Demonstrations on School Grounds 


Educators receive a special rate of $75!  Click here to download the Educator Registration Form. 
Please note: Online registration is NOT available for educators.  Attorneys are NOT eligible for this special rate.


Program Description 
As our nation continues on a path of being politically polarized, the future of public education lies on the balance.  Join a discussion from a Washington insider about the presidential administration’s policy goals for public education and the enforcement of civil rights in public schools from transgender and undocumented rights, to school discipline and disability discrimination – what has changed?  What remains the same?  Find out how the new changes continue to affect the operation of school districts.  The seminar will conclude with the ever popular “Skating Tour” of recent laws and regulations, as well as a review of court and administrative decisions affecting public schools and a discussion of the free speech rights of students and faculty related to political demonstrations on school grounds. 

The interactive session will cover matters of interest to lawyers whose practice involves school law, as well as to educators.  Topics will include a review of this past year’s laws and regulations and court decisions affecting the operation of public schools and a review of the direction in which federal education and policy is headed. 

The 2019 Edition of “Public Education and the Law” will be provided to each participant.   

Agenda 
9:00 a.m.–9:05 a.m.   Welcome   
Chair: Craig R. Bucki, Esq. 

9:05 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion (3.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) 
This interactive panel discussion will cover matters of interest to lawyers whose practice involves school law, as well as to educators. Esteemed panelists from School Boards’ Associations will cover many topics of interest, including a review of this past year’s laws and regulations and court decisions affecting the operation of public schools and a review of the direction in which federal education and policy is headed. The panel will also discuss the future of public education as viewed by Washington, as well as the parameters of student and faculty free speech rights as they relate to political demonstrations that take place on school grounds.

Panelists: 

Jay Worona, Esq. | New York State School Boards Association
Francisco Negrón Jr., Esq. | National School Boards Association

Moderator:
Craig R. Bucki, Esq. | Phillips Lytle, LLP

12:00 p.m.    Adjourn