School Law

School Law Conference
August 21-22, 2020
Overview

The 2020 School Law Conference will be held as a virtual event. Please make plans to join us ONLINE as we bring together board members, district administrators and the attorneys who advise them to present valuable, up-to-date information on legal and regulatory issues impacting public schools!

An essential part of school board service is understanding how state and federal laws affect public education. From legal procedures and regulations to new legislation aimed at boosting student achievement, school-related law is constantly changing – and it is important for school board leaders to have the latest insights and information. The SCSBA School Law Conference presents a slate of legal experts and policymakers who provide up-to-date analysis and guide board members through the often complicated terrain of school policy and law.

2020 Lunch and Learn Special Webinar Series

An extension of the 2020 School Law Conference
September 3 and 10

September 3 – COVID-19 and potential liability under IDEA — Providing a “FAPE” while employing alternative instruction delivery methods

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no fee to view the webinar, however you must register here to earn Boardmanship Institute credit.

September 10 – Funding long-term and short-term capital projects

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no fee to view the webinar, however you must register here to earn Boardmanship Institute credit.

CONFERENCE DOWNLOADS

FEATURED SPEAKER: Sonja H. Trainor

Sonja H. Trainor is the Managing Director of Legal Advocacy at the National School Boards Association. Ms. Trainor coordinates NSBA’s amicus program, which advocates for public education in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals and state supreme courts. As a member of the NSBA legal team, Ms. Trainor represents the school board and school board attorney perspective on relevant legal issues in federal and national forums. A former school attorney and member of NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys, Ms. Trainor supports the work of the Council’s Board of Directors and its committees and working groups. She earned her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served as a research assistant for the Department of Education Organization and Leadership. She received her bachelor’s in Educational Studies and English Literature, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis.