January 16, 2018 Legal Update Workshop

“Update on School Law; Social Media & Special Education Law” 


When:             January 16, 2018

Where:            L.E.A.S.E, 1009 Boyce Memorial Dr.

Time:               8:30 – 9:00 Registration

                         9:00 – 3:00 Program

Cost:               $35.00 –materials and lunch provided

Credit:            CPDUs, SW CEUs, NASP, and SLP CEs will be provided for 5 clock hours


Who Should Attend

Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Administrators, S/L Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, and Parents


About the Presenter

Brandon K. Wright graduated with a B.S. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2001), and a master's degree in educational administration from the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois (2004). He received his Juris Doctor from the University Of Illinois College Of Law (2004).

Prior to becoming an attorney at the firm of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., Brandon worked as an administrative assistant and consultant at the Regional Office of Education for Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union Counties. Brandon also served as a member of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Board of Education from 1999-2003, the youngest person to be elected to a school board in Illinois at that time. He has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, and currently teaches school law courses as an adjunct at Eastern Illinois University.

Brandon currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Brandon focuses his practice on school law, having developed a particular interest in the field of special education, due process, and co-operative school districts. He regularly speaks at roundtables, division meetings, Illinois Association of School Boards' Workshops and Conferences, Illinois Principals' Association Conferences, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Conferences, and In-services.


About the Workshop

During this full day workshop, Mr. Wright will provide participants with an essential detailed review of the laws and regulations relating to use of social media and similar technology in schools, with a specific focus on issues relating to students with disabilities. It includes the implications and use of social media by staff and students during school and personal time, including a review of the relevant laws and regulations, case law, and current legal disputes relevant to those issues.
Application & Dissemination will be completed in-class.


Expected Outcomes:

Deepen participants’ content knowledge in one or more (content) subject areas which will lead to improved learning for students.


Standard for Professional Learning:

OUTCOMES: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.

For more information contact Susan McNelis @ L.E.A.S.E., 815.433.6433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Inclement Weather: If the weather is questionable, please check the Emergency Closing Center website (http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com) or radio stations WLPO, 1220 AM in LaSalle-Peru (http://www.am1220wlpo.com/ ) for announcements.

Workshop Cancellation Procedure:  Refunds will only be given for cancellations that occur five working days prior to the start of the workshop.  Registrations received but not cancelled will still be subject to the workshop fees.

Special Needs: Please notify LEASE if you require special accessibility or accommodations at this event.


Event Properties

Event date: 01-16-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date: 01-16-2018 3:00 pm
Available place 0
Individual Price $35.00
Location L.E.A.S.E.