School Boards in Crisis!!
This conference will review basic legal principles that apply to school board action. Dan and Mike will then focus closely on school board crises, particularly as they relate to very public Employment disputes, Facebook controversies that impact the board, and public concerns that overtake regular business. In a lively way, our presenters will address:
- Employment Issues: Discussion of Maine employment law as it applies to all employees, including administrators
- Collective Bargaining: Assessment of the role of the Board and the Superintendent in regards to bargaining and grievances
- Student Issues: What you need to know about residency, discipline, and the Constitutional rights of students
- Duties of School Boards and Superintendents: Respective roles and responsibilities
Then, participants will engage in real life problems and be asked to develop strategies for solving those problems.
Led by Drummond Woodsum attorneys Dan Rose and Mike Buescher, this workshop will address issues of critical importance that affect board members, superintendents and administrators. In addition, a representative from MSMA will be in attendance to share their thoughts on these important issues.