Friday, August 8
SC Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Early Bird $240
Regular $290 (after 7/25)
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour
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ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Join your colleagues for a full day of Education Law. Course Planner Meg Hazel has brought together a stellar faculty who will cover topics from Charter Schools, social media and a legislative update. There will also be an hour of ethics with Gale DuBose. This is a program you don’t want to miss!
8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. Charter Schools on the Rise
Dana C. Reed
South Carolina Public Charter School District
Dana will cover an overview of our state charter school law and the current landscape of charter schools (both brick and mortar and virtual) in South Carolina. This segment will highlight responsibilities and requirements of both charter schools and their sponsors/authorizers as well as the processes for charter approval, revocation, and renewal/nonrenewal.
10:00 a.m. Social Media and Free Speech: Remote Trouble for Students and Teachers
Margaret “Meg” Hazel
Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A.
The growing popularity of social media has put student and teacher’s right to free speech into question. Can a student be punished by the school for bullying on the internet? Can a teacher be fired or wearing a bikini? An overview will be given of the most scandalous and recent decisionsby the courts on this issue.
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Common Core State Standards
Jenny Y. Howard
South Carolina Department of Education
South Carolina State Department of Education
South Carolina has joined 45 other states in adopting CCSS for English Language Arts and mathematics for use in K-12 classrooms. These standards represent the knowledge and skills needed to ensure that all students are college and career ready no later than the end of high school. The informational session on CCSS will address Rationale for CCSS; Process for developing CCSS; Timeline for states’ adoption of CCSS; CCSS and shifts in teaching English Language Arts; Rigor and relevance in CCSS; and Controversy surrounding CCSS (myths and realities).
12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Balancing the Scales: Representing Students
S.C. Legal Services
This session will introduce and explore the different ways attorneys can add representing students and parents in education law to their law practice. Topics include access, educational opportunity, school safety, bullying, school discipline, accommodations and special education.
2:30 p.m. He Did What? An Ethics Overview
Gale R. DuBose
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Don’t be the headline in your local paper. What are some of the ethical issues trending now? What can you do to manage the risks?
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. A K-12 Education Overview of the 2014 Legislative Session
Scott T. Price
General Counsel, South Carolina School Boards Association
The final gavel falls June 5 on the 2014 General Assembly. This presentation focuses on state education-related laws enacted during the 2014 session, as well as regulatory and budgetary issues.
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
All registrations must be pre-paid. All registrations must include a credit card number
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25.00 administrative processing fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to SC Bar-CLE Division at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm one week prior to the seminar. If you register but do not cancel by 5 pm one week before or register but do not attend, you will receive the course materials in consideration of payment. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.