On September 23, 2017, four Shipman & Goodwin attorneys will present sessions at the 2017 CAIS Annual Conference on Governance, a conference for trustees, heads, business managers and senior-level school administrators interested in governance.
Julie C. Fay and Morgan P. Rueckert will present the session, “Sexual Misconduct: Prevention and Response.” This session will review the current legal landscape regarding allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, including an overview of Connecticut’s mandated reporting obligations and the impact that federal Title IX policies are having on the handling of investigations related to student-to-student sexual assault. As part of this discussion, the presenters will focus on preventative steps schools should be taking as well as the range of appropriate responses to allegations if and when they might arise.
Bruce A. Chudwick and Linda L. Yoder will present the session, “Hot Topics and Legal Trends.” This workshop will provide an overview of current legal topics impacting independent schools, including new legislation expanding background check requirements and the impact of key federal policy changes on topics such as overtime regulations, sexual assault investigations, and transgender individuals. Other areas of discussion will include trends with enrollment contracts, accommodating students with disabilities under the ADA and risk management issues involving international travel. Finally, this session will include discussion of important policy considerations related to professional boundaries such as those involving social media, use of personal vehicles and communications with students.
The CAIS Annual Conference on Governance is a conference for Trustees, Heads, Business Managers and Senior-Level School Administrators interested in governance. Featuring: Pat Bassett, Co-Founder, Heads Up Educational Consulting, President Emeritus, National Association of Independent Schools. For more information and to register, visit the CAIS website or download a copy of the event program.