For: School Administrators, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, School Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Teachers, and Aspiring Administrators Legal Aspects of Confidentiality and Parent Communication Featuring Workshop Trainer Andrea Bell Of Stoneman, Chandler & Miller, LLP Tuesday, February 24, 2015 At the MSSAA Office, Franklin Sign-In/Registration: 8:30am to 9:00 am Workshop: 9:00 am to 2:30pm 5 PDPs Legal Fees: Member $195/Non-Member $260 Administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, and support staff work with student records on a daily basis but often do not understand the finer points of privacy and disclosure. The focus of this workshop is to clarify the myriad of student record laws and confidentiality requirements that impact school operations. Public records laws, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), state student records laws and regulations guide schools on what information must be provided to parents. These laws also describe what information is confidential and when schools may disclose information to a third party without the consent of the parent or student. This session will also include tips for communicating with parents to keep parents informed while respecting other confidentiality obligations. The content features the most important developments from the previous 12 months in Massachusetts and across the nation. Andrea Bell is a Partner at Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP. Her practice concentrates on education law, representing public school districts and charter schools in Massachusetts. Ms. Bell regularly works on matters involving school district policy development, special education, labor and employment matters, and student discipline. Ms. Bell provides workshops and trainings to client school districts, and collaborative programs. Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and earned her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Federal Bars. Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association ~ 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038 Workshop Contact: Michele Blackburn~ Phone: (508) 541-9818 ~ Fax: (508) 541-9888 ~ E-mail: email@example.com MSSAA Workshop Registration Policies Early Bird Discount 10% Off If we receive your registration AT LEAST one month prior to the workshop date Cancellation: Cancellations received up to 72 hours before the workshop will be honored. If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are responsible for full payment. Inclement Weather: If the weather is uncertain, please check the website at www.mssaa.org after 6:15 a.m. on the morning of the workshop or call the MSSAA front desk at (508) 541-7997 for updates. DIRECTIONS TO MSSAA For written directions to our office please visit: http://www.mssaa.org/directions Confirmation: If you have not received an email confirming your acceptance within a few days of registering, please contact Michele Blackburn at (508) 541-9818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This printed email is proof of registration. Group Discount: Schools or Districts sending in three or more registrations together via the same method (online, mail, or fax) qualify for a discount of $20 per person per workshop. “Umbrella”: Teachers may register at the member rate if their building principal is an MSSAA Member. Legal Aspects of Confidentiality and Parent Communication Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Fees: Member $195/Non-Member $260 Name: ____________________________________________________________ School: _______________________________________Position: _______________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________________ State: ____ Zip: _________ Phone & Ext: _______________________________________ Cell Phone (for emergency/cancellation text updates): __________________________________________ Email (mandatory): ___________________________________ Program fee includes training, training materials, continental breakfast and lunch! Total Registration Fee: $_______________________ Check or Purchase Order #: ______________________ Credit cards accepted on the day of the workshop: Visa, MasterCard Return this form to: Michele Blackburn, MSSAA, 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038 or fax to: MSSAA, Attention: Michele Blackburn (508) 541-9888 Register online at http://mssaa.org/professionaldevelopment Earn four additional PDPs (per day) by using workshop content in your school or district! Information on earning additional PDPs will be included in your workshop packet. Participants may combine PDPs earned for workshops in the same strand.