The El Dorado Charter SELPA is hosting a Legal Forum in collaboration with Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP and Young, Minney & Corr.


Charter schools will receive up-to-date information from attorneys with extensive experience in the areas of charter schools and special education law. Lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you.

January 24, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Westin Sacramento
4800 Riverside Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822

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January 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815

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Legal Forum Topics

Presented by: Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP and Young, Minney, & Corr, LLP

The federal courts and administrative agencies, not to mention the legislature, are very active in developing the law governing special education policy and practice. This presentation will guide you through everything you need to know about the latest developments in special education law, including an overview of new decisions from the Office of Administrative Hearings and key court rulings, as well as important federal guidance and noteworthy legislative updates.

Presented by: Young, Minney, & Corr, LLP

We all know the rules – charter schools must enroll all students who wish to enroll and may not discriminate on the basis of disability. Right? Right! But, of course, in practice, the enrollment process for special education students in charter schools can be tricky. What happens when an enrolling student arrives with a nonpublic school placement on their IEP? What happens when the last IEP with parental consent is many years old? What happens when a student arrives without any student records? This session will address these common special education enrollment issues and many more. We will discuss both applicable law surrounding charter school admissions and the overlay of special education laws along with practical tips for smoothly enrolling special education students into your charter school.

Presented by: Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP

The process of disciplining students with disabilities can be overwhelming given the laws surrounding the procedure.  School leaders often struggle to balance the school’s authority with students’ rights provided under the law. Participants will be provided with helpful resources and practical guidance for administering discipline for students with disabilities.  Participants will also learn about requirements for addressing behavior when it impedes learning, procedures for conducting manifestation determinations and receive information regarding alternatives to suspension and expulsion.

Attorneys from Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP and Young, Minney, & Corr LLP will answer your hard-hitting questions regarding special education legal issues.