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School Law Practice Seminar Materials by Session

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location

Session

Topic and Presenter

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Belmont

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings

Airport and Travel

From O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

2017 School Law Practice Seminar - Hotel

*The COSA room block at the Marriott Magnificent Mile is now full. COSA has secured additional rooms for the nights of October 18-21st at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/ Magnificent Mile. However, the rooms are filling up quickly, specifically the night of October, 18th.

School Law Practice Seminar Agenda

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location

Session

Topic and Presenter

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Belmont

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings

Tinker speaks on free speech in public schools

Mary Beth Tinker is a rock star among legal circles. After she spoke at COSA’s session on free speech in public schools on Friday at the School Law Seminar, she was surrounded by admirers. Audience members were hoping to get a signed black armband – a piece of history from one of the students in the seminal 1969 First Amendment student free speech case Tinker v. Des Moines.

COSA honors longtime Denver school attorney for service

The National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Martin Semple on Friday at the second day of the COSA’s School Law Seminar in Denver.

Denver is Semple’s home – he’s a founding partner of Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. He has represented school districts in Colorado for nearly 40 years. He served on the COSA Board of Directors from 1992-2003, chairing the Board in 2000.

NSBA Asks Court to Uphold the Law that Enables More Than 6 Million Children with Disabilities to Receive Individual Educational Opportunities

Alexandria, Va. (December 22, 2016) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) along with the California School Boards Association and its Legal Alliance Fund, the Colorado Association of School Boards, and the Horace Mann League have filed an amicus brief in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 asking the court to uphold the standard the Court established in the Rowley case decades ago that provides for students to receive an educational benefit from their special education. A ruling in favor of Endrew F. would create confusion that would jeopardize the level of educational benefits school districts provide students with disabilities, endangering the ability of schools to meet individual student needs.

State of Texas v. United State, No. 16-00054 (N.D. Tex)

U.S. Dep't of Justice notice of interlocutory appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit of the district court's order granting Texas's motion for a preliminary injunction having nationwide application.

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