EVENTS

ISA's Upcoming Events

 12/14/2022 

Addressing Student and Staff Mental Health Needs 

Facilitator(s): Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LL.M., LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research & Content Development, and 

Rebecca Gold, LEGAL ONE Consultant, NJPSA Assistant Director of Retirement and Benefit Services, Interim Assistant SuperintendentPrinceton Public Schools 

Centered on issues concerning student and staff mental health needs, with a focus on suicidal ideation, this webinar is provided by LEGAL ONE staff in conjunction with subject matter experts with extensive experience addressing suicide and mental health issues in school districts. The  webinar will provide an overview of legal requirements, as well as training focused on recognizing and addressing these mental health issues. The session will also share ideas on reviewing and assessing district policies and procedures related to staff and student mental health. There will also be discussion of scenarios and issues in order to assist staff in recognizing and addressing these issues.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/353887014587 

1/25/2023 

Student Confidentiality: Who Gets to Know What and When  

Facilitator(s): Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LL.M.,  LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research & Content Development, and  

Rebecca Gold, LEGAL ONE Consultant, NJPSA Assistant Director of Retirement and Benefit Services, Interim Assistant SuperintendentPrinceton Public Schools 

  This session will review the legal parameters of student confidentiality under state and federal law. Topics to be addressed include information about the student’s health, including whether the student is or may be COVID-positive; information gathered during counseling sessions with school counselors, student assistance coordinators (SACs), and others; information regarding student discipline; information shared with schools by law enforcement; and information captured on school-controlled or personal video. The session will cover the rights of students, parents, staff members, and the public to access such information and the potential consequences for improper disclosures. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/353920444577 

 2/15/2023

Expectant & New Parent Leave and Accommodation Legal Issues 

Facilitator(s): Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LL.M.,  LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research & Content Development, and  

Rebecca Gold, LEGAL ONE Consultant, NJPSA Assistant Director of Retirement and Benefit Services, Interim Assistant SuperintendentPrinceton Public Schools 

Working with employees, visitors, or students who are expectant or new parents is a challenging matter for school administrators in general and for human resources (HR) professionals and counselors in particular. Join LEGAL ONE team members in a spirited review and discussion of the many issues surrounding employees; parental leave; and accommodations for expectant and new parents, including the rights of students and school visitors. This workshop is a must for principals, supervisors, HR professionals, and counselors, who must properly navigate these issues for their employees, visitors, and students, and for those who want to know their rights as expectant and new parents. Topics to be discussed include 

  • The interplay of the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), New Jersey’s Family Leave Act (FLA), and leaves available through individual employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements, including the stacking of those leave entitlements and consideration of leave without pay 
  • New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance and Temporary Disability Leave and how those two programs work together for expectant mothers  
  • Staff members who return from maternity/paternity leave and their job protections, including voluntarily accepting a lesser position 
  • Tenure acquisition issues, including the impact of employee leaves 
  • Tenure and seniority rights for the returning employee 
  • Medical benefits and available accommodations for the returning employee, including recent legislation regarding lactation rooms and suitable locations and reasonable breaks to express milk or breastfeed a child during the workday 
  • The rights of school visitors and students who are expectant or new parents, including rights related to breastfeeding and lactation 
  • The educational rights and available support for students who are expectant or new parents 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/353923884867 

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