Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199;
SRU, MPAEL TO HOST ‘SCHOOL LAW WORKSHOPS’ FOR
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – School
administrators, superintendents and educators from throughout the
region are invited to attend two “School Law
Workshops,” including a special advanced school law session,
sponsored by Slippery Rock University’s College of Education
and the Midwestern Pennsylvania Academy of Educational Leadership.
Bernard Hoffman, a legal consultant to the Pennsylvania Department
of Education, will conduct the sessions.
Dr. C. Jay Hertzog, dean of
SRU’s College of Education, points out, “Mr. Hoffman is
the only superintendent emeritus in the commonwealth and is a
scholar in school law. His presentation will offer the latest
information from the federal courts that affect school districts
and positions. Mr. Hoffman was consulted following the recent
school shootings in Wisconsin.” An education expert, Hoffman
specializes in policy, procedures, guidelines, job descriptions and
contracts -- all factors enhancing student success.
The first of two, two-day
sessions of the basic “School Law Workshop” will be
presented June 20-21 at the Region Learning Alliance in Wexford
under the theme “Realistic, Attainable and Doable
Problem-solving Techniques for Today’s School Administrators,
Counselors and Teachers.” The second, two-day session will be
offered June 23-24 at the Russell Wright Alumni House on the
SRU campus as a repeat. The one-day “Advanced School Law
Workshop” will be offered June 22 in SRU’s McKay
Education Building, home of the College of Education.
All sessions will run 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Enrollment in the basic sessions is limited to 30
participants; 20 participants for the advanced session.
The basic sessions will include a
look at the effect of politics on education from 2005 to the
future, and “The Continuum of Learning.” Topics will
include such items as contracts as they relate to state and federal
law, recordkeeping, identifying and intervention with ‘at
risk’ students, bullying, discrimination, harassment and
hazing. Also covered will be new state and federal actions and
decisions, cases and codes reviewed and a discussion of such terms
as “qualified immunity.”
The advanced session, open to
those who have attended the basic session in the past and those who
have had superintendent or other administrative responsibilities,
will divide the continuum of learning into eight subsections, and
cover such topics as policies, procedures, guidelines, job
descriptions and contracts related to specific school districts.
There will also be discussion of how Pennsylvania’s Refined
Code chapters affect various school districts.
The registration fees for
the basic, non-credit workshop, but with 15 Act 48 hours, is $160.
The advanced session, which offers seven Act 48 hours, is $115.
Registration may be completed by calling
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