I hope to see many Daily Dawg readers at this year’s Back to School program. We have a lot to talk about this year. The Legislature was uber productive, enacting many new laws that will have a major impact on the day-to-day operations of the school. And it’s that day-to-day practical application that has always been the focus of the Back to School Program. Besides the new laws, we will be reviewing important court cases that have implications for you in special education, Section 504, personnel, student discipline and other issues.
This year we are going to nine locations. You can sign up for the program through ED311. So go to their website: www.ed311.com.
Here’s the schedule:
September 10: Kilgore Region 7
September 12: Fort Worth Region 11
September 13: Lubbock Region 17
September 17: Midland/Odessa Region 18
September 23: Richardson Richardson Civic Center
September 27: Corpus Christi Region 2
October 1: Bryan Brazos County Expo Center
October 3: Friendswood ISD Friendswood Annex
October 10: New Braunfels New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
There’s a new wrinkle this year for three of these. In Fort Worth, Lubbock and Richardson I will be joined by TASB attorney, Sarah Orman. Sarah will give us the inside scoop on how all of the new laws will be addressed in local policy. As many of you know, Sarah Orman used to be Sarah Walsh. She’s my daughter, so it is a particular treat for me to get to share this professional experience with her.
DAWG BONE: HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!