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2018-19 Lead - Develop - Support Professional Development Series (formerly "Focus On")

MASA, in conjunction with four outstanding Missouri legal firms, is pleased to provide the Lead - Develop - Support Professional Development series for 2018 - 2019.  

 

DOWNLOAD THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF SESSIONS HERE!

 

Pitfalls in Teacher Dismissal Cases

Presenters:  Representatives of Mickes O’Toole, LLC

 

The number of teacher termination hearings held across the state is on the rise  This presentation will examine the process for removal of teachers from start to finish while examining common mistakes that can ruin a successful removal process.

 

Dates and Locations

October 9:       EducationPlus: 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146.

October 11:     MCSA Conference Center: 3550 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109

October 30:     Independence School District: Central Office, 201 N. Forest Ave., Independence, MO 64050

 

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Negotiations:  Collective Bargaining & Separation Agreements

Presenters:  Representatives of Guin Mundorf, LLC

 

Whether your district has a strong and vigilant bargaining unit, or a more casual meet and confer tradition, the negotiation and bargaining process can pose hidden challenges.  In a world of ever-tightening budgets and increasing employee demands, we will discuss the different approaches to negotiations, the bargaining process, advocating for district goals, and avoiding alienating your staff members.

 

Dates and Locations

September 10:             MCSA Conference Center: 3550 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109

September 19:             Lee’s Summit School District: Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086

October 3:       Ritenour School District: Art Gallery Auditorium Entrance, 9100 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, MO 63114

October 9:       Willard School District: Central Office, 500 Kime, Willard, MO 65781

 

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Section 504:  Overview and Best Practices

Presenters:  Representatives of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan Jackstadt P.C.

 

This session will cover the fundamental rights and obligations created by Section 504. We will address compliance basics, differences between Section 504 and the IDEA, as well as tips for streamlining and simplifying your district’s 504 processes. We will also discuss recent legal developments related to Section 504.

 

Dates and Locations

September 19:             MCSA Conference Center: 3550 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109

October 4:       Republic School District: Price Elementary Conference Room, 518 N. Hampton, Republic, MO 65738

October 9:       Liberty Public Schools District Administration Center: 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO 64068

October 23:     MCSA Conference Center: 3550 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109

October 29:     EducationPlus: 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

 

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE!

 

 

Student Free Speech Issues:  Social Media, Student Walkouts, and Threats of Violence

Presenters:  Duane Martin, EdCounsel, LLC

 

Student First Amendment issues and claims have surged in the last school year.  This presentation will discuss the management of student free speech issues surrounding student walkouts, off campus speech, use of social media, and true threats of violence and terroristic threats.   We will discuss best practices and measures to be taken to minimize legal risks associated with student free speech rights.

 

Dates and Locations

September 26:             MCSA Building: 3550 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109

October 4:       MCSA Building: 3550 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109

October 8:       Raytown Schools Education Conference Center: 10750 East 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138

October 22:     Parkway School District: Instructional Services Center, 12657 Fee Fee Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

November 6:    Springfield Public Schools: Kraft Administrative Center, 1359 East Saint Louis Street, Springfield, MO  65802

 

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE!

 

 

School Board - Superintendent Relationships

Presenters:  Duane Martin, EdCounsel, LLC & Doug Hayter, MASA

 

The success or failure of a superintendent is built largely on the relationship with the board as a whole and with individual board members.   This workshop will include an open discussion of key strategies for cultivating and maintaining a strong relationship with the board and individual board members.   Our discussion will also discuss how the roles and relationships of the superintendent and board relate to district policies, contracts and the law.

 

Dates and Locations:  TBA