CASCWA San Joaquin Section's
2015 Winter Workshop
Evaluations & Handouts
Please complete the evaluations for all of the session you attended and please complete the final conference evaluation to help the committee improve and plan future conferences.
Student Rights/School Rights 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Pete Denno: aalrr
What are your students rights? What are the schools rights? What does “freedom of speech” look like? Can you control what your students do and say? Have you heard of Tinker, TLO, and other court cases that explain what you can do? Can you really deny that inter district transfer? Do you know what a non-arbitrary reason is? Pete will cover these topics and make sure you have an understanding of the law and know how to navigate these difficult situations.
Dealing with Challenging Parents 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Bryan Martin: aalrr
What is a safe school environment? What does a substantial disruption look like? Is it an actual disruption or just the perceived threat of a disruption? Are schools really expected to enforce divorce agreements? What is the difference between legal custody, physical custody, and educational rights? How do you handle a parent who is verbally assaultive on campus? What legal authority do you have to restrict parent access? What are the rights of the school to maintain a safe and secure environment? Bryan will get you prepared to correctly answer these questions and provide you the tools and knowledge to legally maintain a safe school.
IDEA 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Jennifer Fain: aalrr
How does IDEA/504 effect SARB, attendance, and discipline? When is a manifestation determination required? What must you do on the 11th day of suspension? What is a 45 day interim education placements? Does on-campus suspensions really count? What is the IDEA/504 umbrella of protection? These are the common areas administrators must consider when working with special education and 504 students and families. Jennifer will provide the legal answers to these questions.
Working Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Sherm Garnett: Sherman Garnett & Associates
Are you FERPA compliant? What records do you really need to keep? Who must you release records to? Enjoy Sherman’s knowledgeable presentation while you are provided a great sit down lunch. You will get to eat and learn all at the same time. Sherm is an amazing presenter who has emerged as the go to person when it comes to student records.
Positive Behavioral Interventions (PBIS) 1:20 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Dr. Jessica Hannigan, John Hannigan, & Dr. N. Taylor: Sanger USD, Central USD
This all star cast of educators will cover how to start a PBIS in any school and how to make sure yours is effective. The presenters are experts and cover Elementary, High School, and Alternative Education settings. They not only understand the theory behind PBIS but also bring real world experiences to the table. After hearing this session you will have a multitude of new ideas to improve your PBIS system or how to start one. This is an interactive session and the presenters look forward to hearing your successes around PBIS.
Effective Restorative Justice 2:15 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Dr. Dennis Wiechmann and Dr. Jessica Hannigan: Sanger USD, Central USD
What is restorative justice and how to implement it at your school site and/or for your district? This session will provide you with the needed background to understand why schools are moving towards restorative justice and provide you with easy to use ideas and forms. The idea behind Restorative Justice is to reduce students being removed from school and positively change behavior. You will be able to leave this session with the needed rational and structure to immediately start utilizing restorative justice at your school.
Short Term Independent Study 3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dave Bishop: CCIS Compliance Team
Can school sites utilize independent study? How can they? What forms are needed to collect the needed ADA and avoid an audit finding. Dave Bishop is an expert in the field of Independent Study. He will cover what is needed to utilize this approach to learning when a student is going to be gone from school longer than 5 days. This is a great way to support a student’s continued learning even when they can not be in the classroom.