Between the numerous mandated trainings and various District-preferred trainings, planning for back-to-school orientation can be a complex matter for school districts to navigate. Tressler’s Education Group wants to support your school community in its back-to-school initiatives by providing on-site or virtual trainings. Below is a list of some of the various topics Tressler’s Education Group may offer your District. This list of popular trainings is not exhaustive, and Tressler’s Education Group is happy to work with you to present on other preferred topics as requested. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
- Legal Updates from the 2020-21 School Year
- Records 101
- A Crash Course in Special Education Legal Requirements
- SOPPA Compliance: What does this mean for Schools and their Staff?
- Title IX and Addressing Harassment in the School Setting
- Physical Restraint and Isolation Expectations
- An Overview of Student Rights
- Implications of Social Media, Online Presence and Technology in the School Setting
- McKinney Vento and Supporting Students in Transitional Living Situations
- Administrators Workshop: Fundamentals of Employment Law
- The Basics of School Law Education
About Elizabeth Wagman
With over a decade of experience, Elizabeth Wagman brings a unique perspective to the representation of local government entities, including schools, municipalities, libraries and park districts. In recent months, much of her practice has surrounded the numerous implications of COVID-19 in the public sector. With a newly established client-driven need, Elizabeth has created guidance documents pertaining to employee health & safety (including self-certification procedures) and best practices for reopening public entities to the public amidst the ever-changing IDPH, CDC and DCEO guidance. Elizabeth also provides legal advice to her clients regarding the OMA, including the recent requirements outlined by gubernatorial proclamations and executive orders during the pandemic. Elizabeth acts as a sounding board for clients as they navigate the complexities of employment law including leave requests under FMLA and FFCRA, what constitutes a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the drafting of employment handbooks/procedures/policies. Beyond, COVID-based legal support, Elizabeth guides clients through questions surrounding election law requirements, including the nuances of resignations/vacancies. Elizabeth is well-versed in record requirements for public bodies, including FOIA and what may be considered Personally Identifiable Information, protected or confidential material. As an attorney focusing her practice on the representation of various public bodies, she is familiar the intricacies that go into writing intergovernmental agreements and the beneficial connections they establish throughout the entire community.