Small Boarding School Association (SBSA) 2018 Conference
March 21 - 22, 2018 - Stuart Hall School - Staunton, VA
Attorneys Gary D. Finley and Brian B. Garrett will present at the Small Boarding School Association (SBSA) 2018 Conference taking place March 21-23, 2018 in Staunton, VA.
Further details, including a full schedule, can be found on the SBSA Conference website.
Contracts And Compensation: Tips, Traps And Best Practices
4:15 pm Wednesday – Gary Finley
In this presentation, attorney Gary D. Finley will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the employment contract process for administrative and other employees, for both initial and renewal contracts. Topics to be covered include best practices; negotiating tips; letters of intent; key provisions for employment contracts; current trends in benefits; and special issues related to tuition remission and housing benefits.
Legal Framework For Supporting LGBTQ Students
9:15 am Thursday – Brian Garrett & Gary Finley
An increasing number of students are openly self-identifying at school as transgender or gender non-conforming, and many schools are grappling with how best to support them on campus, including in residential dorms and in athletic programs. Presented by attorneys Gary D. Finley and Brian B. Garrett, this session will explore the legal framework governing the rights of students and the responsibilities of schools, as well as best practices to fostering a safe, supportive, and welcoming school environment for LGBTQ students. Recognizing that gender transition is personal to each individual and turns on the unique circumstances of each situation, the session will also discuss how school administrators can incorporate flexibility into these policies and practices, while still providing sufficient guidance to students, parents, and school faculty and staff.
Hot Legal Topics For Boarding Schools
1:30 pm Thursday – Brian Garrett
Join attorney Brian B. Garrett as he addresses today’s hot topics in independent schools, including: identifying and managing risks associated with athletics, accommodating applicants and students with disabilities, sexual assault protocols, reporting student discipline to next schools and colleges, medical marijuana and drug-free workplace policies, reference policies for current and former employees, and employee background checks.