The 2019 TABS Annual Conference features sessions and workshops by practitioners in independent schools and legal professionals, including three Shipman & Goodwin attorneys, who will be presenting the following sessions:
The Nuts and Bolts of Student Handbooks
Julie C. Fay and Leander A. Dolphin will present this concurrent session that offers an overview of key provisions that should be included in your school’s student handbook along with other recommended best practices and emerging trends. They will review legal and practical issues related to challenging topics such as searching cell phones, vaping, when to contact legal authorities, handling student mental health issues, sexual misconduct policies and more.
Holy Smoke! Making Sense of the Changing Rules and Methods of Smoking
Peter J. Murphy will present this speed session that will cover changing laws and new smoking technology that present ongoing challenges to boarding school administrators who address smoking by students and staff. Peter will share up-to-date information on shifting laws and regulations, and provide advice on the five key issues facing boarding schools.
Focusing exclusively on boarding school issues, TABS Annual Conference continues to be THE professional development venue for heads of schools, marketing, admission, academic, residential life, diversity/multiculturalism and campus health professionals and other administrators. In addition to valuable networking opportunities in the heart of Boston MA, the 2019 Conference will feature various session formats and tracks, as well as pre-conference workshops, lead by practitioners in our schools and other leading national and international education experts.