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Approved for 1.0 CLE Credit in Approval in Kansas
School Law Focus on Students: Discipline, Equity
& First Amendment Rights
Presented by: Cynthia Lutz Kelly & Lori M. Church
a school climate conducive to learning is a primary focus of teachers and
school administrators. This seminar will explore student discipline
issues ranging from suspension and expulsion to constitutionally protected
activity, including the use of social media. Recent "Dear
Colleague" letters from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department
of Education addressing racial inequities in the use of exclusionary
disciplinary options and enforcement standards under discrimination laws that
apply to students will also be addressed.
Cynthia Lutz Kelly, Topeka Public Schools, Topeka
Ms. Kelly serves as in-house counsel for Topeka Public Schools. Prior to joining the school district staff,
Kelly served as an attorney for the Kansas Association of School Boards for
more than 20 years. A graduate of the
University of Kansas School of Law, Kelly is the author of numerous
publications on school law, including the Kansas Association of School Board’s Student Discipline Handbook. She is a
frequent presenter on school law issues and a past chairman of the National
Council of School Attorneys.
|Lori M. Church, Kansas Association of School Boards, Topeka|
Ms. Church is an attorney with the Kansas Association of School Boards. Church graduated from Washburn University
School of Law with honors in 2004. After
graduation, she joined a small law firm in Topeka, Kansas and was in private
practice for six years prior to joining the legal department at KASB. Church comes from a family of educators, both
teachers and administrators. As an
attorney with the Kansas Association of School Boards, she provides legal
services, seminars, legal publications and other educational services to school
board members, community college trustees, and educational service center
members throughout the state of Kansas.
The materials and instructions for this presentation will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the presentation.
For more information, please view the postcard.