Earle Brown Heritage Center

6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Friday, November 15, 2019


Morning Session

(Carriage Hall)

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m.

Welcome – Ann R. Goering, Moderator

9:05 a.m.

New This Year: Case Law and Legislative Update for School Districts Margaret A. Skelton and Christian R. Shafer

9:45 a.m.

Trumping Free Speech: Addressing the Expression of Political Opinions in Schools Jennifer K. Earley

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Carriage Hall A  

What Is “Just Cause” Anyway?               Ann R. Goering

Carriage Hall B  


Special Education Lightning Round: Five Things Every General Education Administrator Needs to Know About Special Education

Laura Tubbs Booth, Christian R. Shafer, Elizabeth M. Meske, Adam J. Frudden, and Frank E. Langan

11:30 a.m.

Open or Closed? What You Need to Know About the Open Meeting Law           Joseph J. Langel

Transgender Student Accommodation: Who Decides? Navigating Conflicts Between Transgender Students and Parents

Timothy A. Sullivan

Afternoon Session


1:15 p.m.

Carriage Hall A

Off Campus Conduct and On Campus Effects: Employees and Students        Erin E. Benson

Carriage Hall B

Urban Myths Every General Educator Needs to Know About 504                                                       Laura Tubbs Booth

2:00 p.m.

Avoiding the Parent Trap: How to Navigate Disputes Between Students and Their Parents Jennifer K. Earley and Elizabeth M. Meske

Are We There Yet? Student Transportation Issues New and Old                                                           Nathan B. Shepherd

2:45 p.m.



We are pleased to welcome Laura Tubbs Booth, and our new associates, Adam Frudden, Jordan Soderlind, and Megan Renslow.