Educators Attend ISBA School Law Seminar

On June 14, 2013, Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA) conducted a one-day seminar for school attorneys, board members and school administrators that focused on some of the key legal issues facing public schools in today’s society. The seminar was held at the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel.

Topics presented were “Don’t Let Rotten Apples Spoil the Bunch: Best Practices for Investigating Employee Misconduct” by Seamus P. Boyce, Esq., and Andrew A. Manna, Esq., of Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim, Noblesville. “How to Comply with Public Record Requests in the Age of Technology” by William S. Kaminiski, Esq., and Nicholas T. Otis, Esq., of Newby Lewis Kaminski Jones LLP, LaPorte. Other topics included were “What the Law Requires the Public to Know About Superintendent Contracts and Other Transparency Issues” by Michelle L. Cooper, Esq., of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Indianapolis and “Resolving the Conflict Between Discussing Hours and Bargaining Salaries: Is There a Solution?” by Marsha Volk Bugalla, Esq., of Frost Brown Todd LLC, Indianapolis. Mark D. Scudder, Esq., of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Fort Wayne, discussed “School Officials’ Duties Under the Child Abuse-Neglect Reporting Law: The Aftermath of Two School Cases.” The seminar closed with a reflection of “Recent Legal and Legislative Developments” by ISBA attorneys David J. Emmert, Esq., Lisa F. Tanselle, Esq., and Julie M. Slavens, Esq.

Local board members and administrators from Center Grove Community School Corporation who attended were Superintendent Rich Arkanoff, Board President Jack Russell and Board Secretary Carol Tumey.

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