Date: September 21-22, 2020 - A VIRTUAL EVENT


    In this trying times NCASA brings you the 2020 virtual version of the School Law & Policy Symposium! We welcome the education attorneys at Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC, who will cover major legal issues created by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as best practices for protecting your school from legal liability in the days ahead. In addition, our NCASA’s Advocacy Team will provide a full overview of the latest legislative actions affecting your schools, students, and staff. We are also proud to present the candidates for the 2020 Superintendent of Public Instruction or an exclusive debate covering the issues that matter the most to you. We also offer and exclusive session of remarks from the 2020 Gubernatorial race. We hope you enjoy this event and we appreciate your attendance!

    This event covers the latest legal and policy information every school administrator needs for the 2020-2021 year.

    Topics to be covered during this event include:

    • Legislative Update from Sept. 2 General Assembly Session
    • State Superintendent Candidates Forum
    • Gubernatorial Candidates' Remarks
    • COVID-19 Legal Issues
    • Social Justice Issues in Tumultuous Times
    • Registered participants eligible to receive 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEU)

  • SLPS Program SLPS Agenda  


  • Monday, September 21, 2020

    8:30-8:35 a.m. Welcome and School Law & Policy Symposium Overview Katherine Joyce, NCASA Executive Director  
    8:35-9:35 a.m. 2020 Legislative Summary Katherine Joyce, NCASA Executive Director
        Elizabeth Yelverton, JD, NCASA Legal Affairs & Policy Manager
     9:35-9:50 a.m.  BREAK    
     9:50-10:50 a.m.  2020 State Budget Update Alexis Schauss, Chief School Business Officer, NCDPI
     10:50-11:05 a.m.  BREAK      
    11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.  State Board of Education Policy Update Freebird McKinney, Director of Legislative & Community Affairs, NC State Board of Education
     12:05-12:35 p.m.  LUNCH BREAK      
     12:35-1:30 p.m.  Gubernatorial Candidate Remarks Governor Roy Cooper (D)
        Lt. Governor Dan Forest (R)
     1:30-2:30 p.m.  State Superintendent Candidates Forum Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent, Vance County Schools & 2020 NC Superintendent  of the Year 
        Dr. Jen Mangrum (D)
        Catherine Truitt (R)



  • Day 1 sponsors


  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Day 2 Virtual link: https://is.gd/B1jIRm

    8:30-8:35 a.m. Welcome & Introductions      
    8:35-9:50 a.m. COVID-19 Legal Issues Richard Schwartz
        Brian Shaw
        Rachel Hitch
        Katie Cornetto
        Brandon McPherson
    9:50 – 10:05 a.m. BREAK      
    10:05 – 11:20 a.m. Court Rulings Affecting Public Schools Brian Shaw  
    11:20 – 11:30 a.m. Q&A, CEU/CLE Credits Katherine Joyce, NCASA Executive Director  
    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. LUNCH BREAK      
      BREAKOUT SESSION 1      
    12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Exceptional Children’s Law & Policy Update Rachel Hitch  
      New Title IX Requirements and How to Address Them Richard Schwartz  
        Katie Cornetto  
    1:30 – 1:45 p.m. BREAK      
      BREAKOUT SESSION 2      
    1:45 – 3:00 p.m. SROs & Campus Safety in Tumultuous Times Rachel Hitch  
        Richard Schwartz  
      Free Speech and Social Justice Issues in Tumultuous Times Brian Shaw



  • Day 2 sponsors

    Leadership Alliance