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Keynote Sessions



Thursday 8:15 a.m.

Legal Update on School Safety: In Loco Parentis in an Age of Collaboration
Presented by Bernard James, Ph.D., Pepperdine University

Dr. James will share a legal update on education law reform. Topics will include the authority of educators, the role of school-based law enforcement, trends in student rights litigation and emerging practices in interagency collaboration.  A look at legislative reform, both federal statutes and Kentucky law, will provide a context for discussions on affirmative duties and liability.  Attendees will be asked to participate in discussions using cases, quizzes, and hypotheticals presented during the session.

About the Presenter
Dr. James teaches courses in Civil Rights, Federalism, Individual Rights, Education Law, State Constitutional Law and Introduction to American Law. He joined the Pepperdine faculty in 1984 after serving in Michigan as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Myron Wahls for the Court of Appeals.

Dr. James is the author of the textbook Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary (Vandeplas Publishing 2009). He serves as a senior consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice where he published Sharing Information: A Guide to FERPA and Participation in Juvenile Justice Programs (DOJ Programs 1997). He is the contributing legal editor to the NASRO Journal of School Safety and comments on constitutional issues in North America and Europe.

 

Thursday 2:40 p.m.

Need to Know Law

An update on recent court cases and other school law developments from around the country Presenters: Justin Bathon, Ph.D., J.D., University of Kentucky; Wayne Young, J.D., KASA 

Friday 8:00 a.m.

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
In this engaging presentation, pre-eminent school law practitioner Charles “Chuck” Cagle will share his unique perspective on recent significant changes in education law brought about by proposed Title IX regulation changes, and by the U. S. Supreme Court decision in the Endrew F. special education case. While both of these developments appear to bring dramatic change to their respective areas of the school law landscape, Mr. Cagle will challenge that notion, and suggest that their impact may not be as far-reaching as others have claimed.

Presented by: Chuck Cagle, J.D., Lewis Thomason Law Firm

About the Presenter
Charles W. (Chuck) Cagle is chair of the Education Law and Government Relations Practice Group for the Nashville office of Lewis Thomason, one of Tennessee’s premier law firms. He oversees the firm’s representation of over 70 public boards of education, two private schools, two private universities, and a private medical school in a variety of legal matters including employment issues related to both certified and classified employees, employee and student discipline, employee and student rights, special education and disability accommodation, constitutional rights issues, sexual harassment and bullying issues, civil rights, desegregation, school system consolidation, tort liability, school system business practices, school funding, taxation, and school construction.

Mr. Cagle is also a registered lobbyist with the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance. His list of lobbying clients has included school superintendents, school employee professional organizations, school boards, private schools, private universities. In addition, Mr. Cagle serves as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University teaching courses in K-12 Education Law and Public Policy and the Law of Higher Education.

He has authored more than 100 pieces of legislation that have been enacted into law by the Tennessee legislature, and he speaks at more than 40 education and legal conferences per year.




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Pension Reform: What We  Know Now (Keynote)

Long awaited action on pension reform may or may not be complete at the time of thus conference session. However, TRS deputy executive secretary Beau Barnes will deliver with clarity and accuracy the very latest information available pending or recently and enacted public pension legislation.
Presented by Robert J. “Beau” Barnes, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Teachers’ Retirement System

Pension Reform: What We  Know Now (Keynote)

Long awaited action on pension reform may or may not be complete at the time of thus conference session. However, TRS deputy executive secretary Beau Barnes will deliver with clarity and accuracy the very latest information available pending or recently and enacted public pension legislation.
Presented by Robert J. “Beau” Barnes, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Teachers’ Retirement System

Pension Reform: What We  Know Now (Keynote)

Long awaited action on pension reform may or may not be complete at the time of thus conference session. However, TRS deputy executive secretary Beau Barnes will deliver with clarity and accuracy the very latest information available pending or recently and enacted public pension legislation.
Presented by Robert J. “Beau” Barnes, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Teachers’ Retirement System