Legal Issues – Documentation

LEGAL ISSUES–DOCUMENTATION

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Location: Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4, Grove City, PA

Time: 9:15—11:45 AM

Hosted by Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4

NO REGISTRATION FEE/ Certificate of attendance if requested

This event is supported by Dynasty Financial Solutions, Michael Krisuk, Ameriprise

This event is designed to meet the needs of Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, Students, College Professors, and everyone who is interested in students being successful.

Participants are encouraged to attend In-Person when possible. Just as with our schools there is so much to gain by being together and exchanging information. If this does not meet your needs then you may attend virtually.

Feature Presentation:  Best Practices in Documentation

This presentation will focus on the importance of creating good, contemporaneous documentation in personnel matters.  Participants will learn about best practices in creating and preserving documentation for use and coaching of employees.

Featured Presenter:  Attorney Russell Lucas

Russell Lucas is a partner with the Pittsburgh law firm of Andrews & Price, LLP, where he specializes in school and municipal law.  Russ provides services as both solicitor and special counsel to school districts in the areas of Board governance, employee issues, collective bargaining, student issues and general school law. Russ is a graduate of IUP and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has been in private practice since 1996.

 

Featured Presentation to be followed by an All-Star Discussion Panel.

The ALL-STAR PANEL Participants:

Carla Krisuk is the Director of Student Services at Sharpsville Area School District.  She spent 13 years in the classroom as a Special Education teacher in Emotional Support and Autistic Support.   She has also worked as an Educational Consultant in the areas of behavior and autism within school districts throughout Butler, Mercer, and Lawrence County.  Recently, she became a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst).

Brenda Marino is a graduate of Westminster College and Dickinson School of >aw. She had been in private law practice for 15 years. She has been an Adjunct professor at Westminster College. She is the Director of Human Resources and Assistant to the Executive Director at Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4. One of her major duties is dealing with Legal Issues.

Dr. Alfonso Angelucci is superintendent of the Slippery Rock Area School District.  A former elementary and middle school teacher, Dr. Angelucci has served as an assistant elementary school principal, an elementary principal and also an assistant superintendent. He graduated from Slippery Rock University with an undergraduate degree in elementary education. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from George Mason University and is a graduate of the Administrative and Leadership Studies doctoral program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He has presented at two national parent organization conferences and a state-wide conference on the subject of parent involvement.  Dr. Angelucci was featured in the national publication, October 2005 edition of PTO Today magazine. Dr. Angelucci  serves on the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees.

Dr. Eugene M. Thomas, a 30 veteran of public education has been a superintendent in four different school districts in two states. For the past ten years, Dr. Thomas developed and taught all the online, blended, and face-to-face courses for principalship and superintendent licensure for both Ohio and Pennsylvania at Westminster College.  Additionally, Dr. Thomas’s journey has allowed him to delve deep into the realm of school law and special education law including speaking publicly on various topics such as Title IX, student and personnel issues, and charter school law.  Dr. Thomas is honored to be part of the leadership panel hosted by HH Education Events.

Moderators Herb Hunt/ Michael Krisuk

Possible Discussion Questions

  • How can you effectively track your efforts to contact parents/guardians?  
  • When there is a severe behavior problem or a crisis situation for a student, what type of documentation should be utilized to share with the parents/guardians as well as to track appropriately within the district?
  • Are there any universal systems for documentation that are most effective?
  • What are the risks of improper documentation?
  • Why is documentation important?

Case Study: Two students brought guns to school and the guns were discovered upon entrance.

  • What should be done?
  • Who should be notified?
  • Who should do the notification?
  • Who should document? More than one person? What should their qualifications be?
  • What should the documentation include?

Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance. Questions must be submitted no later than December 5. Email them to hhevents@zoominternet.net  By submitting questions you will help design the agenda. We want to meet your needs.

When you register, please tell me if you are attending In-Person or virtually. Simply write it on the registration form under Special Needs or Requests. Please give serious consideration to attending In-Person. We need to return to normal.

If you have difficulty registering on line simply answer the questions and email them to hhevents@zoominternet.net or call Herb Hunt at 724.494.0968 Register early the number of participants may be limited. You will be notified that your registration has been received.

This is a timely topic and is designed to be participant friendly. One of the goals of all events is to “Build Partnerships for Student Success.”

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