Signature Series

Signature Series

2019 Signature Series Workshops

  • The Ink Is Barely Dry!  New Legislation & Other Legal Developments Affecting the Public Schools (May)
  • Multiclassifications Needn’t Be “Multi-Complicated” (July)
  • Investigating Suspicions and Complaints in the Schools:  Legal Requirements and Good Practices (September)
  • The Fundamentals of Professional and Service Employee RIFs, Transfers, Non-Renewals and Reassignments (November, December & January 2020)
  • Beyond the Basics:  Sticky Issues Involving Professional and Service Employee RIFs, Transfers, Non-Renewals and Reassignments (November, December & January 2020)
  • Apply What You Learned.  A Realistic Exercise:  Realigning the Workforce for 2020-21 (December & January 2020)



2018 Signature Series Workshops
  • "Where's Waldo?"  Combating Employee Absenteeism (March)
  • Breaking News!  Brand New West Virginia Legislation, Recent Court Opinions and New Grievance Board Decisions Affecting Public Education (April)
  • Setting the Pace to Successfully Complete the Grievance Marathon (May)
  • A "Boot Camp" Orientation and Review:  Fundamentals of Personnel Law for the Personnel Office (July)
  • An Ounce of Prevention:  Avoiding Due Process Complaints and Section 504 Lawsuits, Grievances and OCR Complaints (September)
  • Preparing for Personnel Season:  Professional Employee RIFs, Transfers, Non-Renewals and Reassignments for School Year 2019-2020 (November, December & January 2019)
  • Preparing for Personnel Season:  Service Employee RIFs, Transfers, Non-Renewals and Reassignments for School Year 2019-2020 (November, December & January 2019)



2017 Signature Series Workshops
  • Tell it to the Judge:  Preparing for the Inevitable Special Education Due Process Hearing in Your Future (March)
  • Turning Up the Heat When Employees Lose Their Cool:  How to Deal with Employee Misconduct (May)
  • Tackling Title IX:  Understanding, Investigating and Addressing Title IX Issues to Avoid Getting Sacked! (September)
  • Realigning the Workforce for 2018-19:  Essential Rules and Procedures (November, December and January 2018)
  • Realigning the Workforce for 2018-19:  Difficult (But Inescapable) Issues and Complications (November, December and January 2018)



2016 Signature Series Workshops
  • Curses, FOIA-ed Again! (March)
  • Cracking the Case:  Conducting Grievances, Without Going Nuts! (May)
  • School Personnel Law Orientation and Refresher Course (July)
  • Social Notworking:  When Social Media Negatively Impacts School Operations – Legal Options, Duties and Limits (September)
  • Setting the Stage for Personnel Season: Professional Employee RIFs, Transfers and Reassignments (November and December)
  • A Personnel Warm-Up: Service Employee RIFs, Transfers and Reassignments (November and December)



2015 Signature Series Workshops
  • The Envelope, Please:  The Award for the Class Title with the Most Legal Complications Goes to...Aide! (March)
  • Is it Rocket Science? Posting and Filling Vacancies in Professional and Service Personnel Jobs (July)
  • Drug-Free Schools:  Lawfully Detecting and Addressing Employee Substance Abuse (September)
  • Applying the Rules for Reorganizing the Service Employee Workforce for School Year 2016-2017 (October and November)
  • Making Sense of the Rules for Reorganizing the Professional Employee Workforce for School Year 2016-2017 (October and November)



2014 Signature Series Workshops
  • Countdown to Summer:  Hirings and Other Issues Related to Summer Service and Professional Personnel (March)
  • School Personnel Law 101 (Including Latest Legislative Changes) (July)
  • West Virginia Executive Secretaries:  Avoiding Surprises By Being Prepared (September)
  • Conducting Investigations in the Public Schools for Principals, Personnel Directors and Central Office Administrators:  Lawful and Effective Investigation Techniques and Tips (September)
  • Preparing for Personnel Season:  The Fundamentals of Professional and Service Employee RIFs, Transfers and Non-Renewals (October, November and December)
  • Beyond the Basics:  Advanced (and Inevitable) Issues Involving Professional and Service Employee RIFs, Transfers and Non-Renewals (October, November and December)



2013 Signature Series Workshops
  • Cutting Through the Fog:  A Primer, Refresher and Legal Development Update for the Special Education Administrator (March)
  • The Personnel Provisions of S.B. 359 (April)
  • Know When to Zip It:  Legal Issues in the Disclosure of Information (May)
  • Fundamentals of School Personnel Law:  An Orientation and Refresher Course (July and August)
  • All Things Financial:  Calling All School District Chancellors of the Exchequer (September)
  • Realigning the Professional Employee Workforce for School Year 2014-2015:  RIFs, Transfers, Non-Renewals and Reassignments in a Senate Bill 359/Policy 5000 World (October, November and December)
  • Realigning the Sevice Employee Workforce for School Year 2014-2015:  RIFs, Transfers, Non-Renewals and Reassignments in a Senate Bill 359/Policy 5000 World (October, November and December)