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December 6–8, 2017

2017 Oregon School Law Conference

Pre-Conference Sessions – December 6, 2017

8:30 to 4:30 - Oregon School Law and Finance
9:00 to 4:00 - New Principals Academy
1:00 to 4:00 - Student Rights and Discipline
1:00 to 4:00 - Back to Basics: Employee Discipline & Dismissal
1:00 to 4:00 - Nuts and Bolts: Special Education

The Oregon School Law & Finance Seminar (a separate pre-conference event) is a two credit course designed for out-of-state administrators who are applying for an Oregon Administrator License. This two credit course is held in conjunction with the Oregon School Law Conference and meets the TSPC law and finance requirements for out-of-state administrators.  Registration for this event is separate from the main conference registration.  Click here to register.


CLE credit is available for this conference.


Keynote Speaker:


Mary Beth Tinker, American Free Speech Activist - YouTube
Student Speech Rights:  Does the School House Gate Still Exist

Mary Beth Tinker recommend articles on First Amendment rights:

Click here to download the conference guide.

Thursday & Friday Breakout Session Topics

  • Top Ten Legal Issues (panel)
  • How Not To Get Fired: Conduct That is Guaranteed to Cut Your Administrative Career
  • Title IX:  Requirements, Best Practices, and (Perhaps) a Changing Legal Landscape
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Social Media: Students & Employees
  • Discipline and Termination
  • Keynote Follow-Up
  • Labor Law
  • Transgender and Gender Diverse Students -- Legal and Policy Issues for Schools
  • Immigration Enforcement and Undocumented Students: Key Legal and Policy Issues for School Administrators
  • Marijuana Issues related to Students and Employees
  • Special Education Hot Topics
  • Charter Schools: Issues and Answers
  • Special Education: Your Greatest Exposure in Due Process Hearings
  • Family Law and How It Affects School Administrators

Thursday Small Group Discussions

  • ODE New Medication Rules
  • Ethics Law and School Employees
  • Student Behavior: Including Off-Campus and Removal from the School Environment
  • Issues Surrounding Graduation
  • How to Become a School Communications Superhero
  • OSAA Hot Topics
  • Investigation Basics
  • Policies Affecting the SRO
  • Legislative Impact on Policies

New Superintendents Academy held in conjunctin with Law Conference.  View agenda here.
9:00 to 2:30 - December 8th (invitation only)



Hilton Eugene
66 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401


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Click here for directions.


Hilton Eugene
66 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401

Click here to book your room.  Booking code: COL


Additional Overflow Lodging:
Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, Oregon 97401
(541) 743-1000 
Code: 1712COSALA

Phoenix Inn Suites
850 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 344-0001
Ask for 'COSA rate' to get discounted lodging.