COSA

Seminar Committee and Faculty

CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that the School Law Practice Seminar, scheduled for this week, has been cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. The National Hurricane Center places the trajectory of the hurricane over the Southeast U.S., affecting Charleston and major travel hubs. Our primary concern is the safety of our attendees, both in Charleston and traveling there.

Program

CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that the School Law Practice Seminar, scheduled for this week, has been cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. The National Hurricane Center places the trajectory of the hurricane over the Southeast U.S., affecting Charleston and major travel hubs. Our primary concern is the safety of our attendees, both in Charleston and traveling there.

Hanks Earns COSA Lifetime Achievement Award

NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to James C. Hanks during the Saturday morning general session of COSA’s 2018 School Law Seminar in San Antonio.

NSBA Council of School Attorneys Elects New Leadership for 2018-2019

Alexandria, Va. (April 7, 2018) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, elected new leaders and directors at its recent annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

COSA supports school attorneys and provides leadership in legal advocacy for public schools; its 22-member Board of Directors oversees its continuing legal education programming and working groups for its more than 3,100 members across the United States and Canada.

Women face employment bias in education

Women make up the overwhelming majority of K-12 education jobs. Despite this majority, women continue to face sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and gender bias in the workplace.

Presenters Karla Schultz and Joey Moore, both of Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle law firm in Austin, Texas, spoke on the topic at a Friday general session of the Council of School Attorneys (COSA) School Law Seminar in San Antonio.

Schultz pointed out the results of a 2016 study:

• Women make up 76 percent of K‐12 teachers

NSBA Council of School Attorneys Honors Des Moines School Attorney for Service to School Boards and Colleagues

Alexandria, Va. (April 3, 2018) -- The National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to James C. Hanks on April 7, 2018. The award will be given at the morning general session of COSA’s 2018 School Law Seminar in San Antonio, Texas.

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

M.R. v. Ridley School District (3d. Cir. Pet. for rhrg en banc)

Special Education & Disabilities: Whether parents who succeed on claim for reimbursement for private school tuition under IDEA's stay put provision are a prevail party entitled to attorneys' fees

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