2018 ACSA Personnel Institute has ended
Angel [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 3

8:30am PDT

First Time Attendees Workshop/Breakfast
Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT

10:15am PDT

Who's Watching You? Surveillance and Social Media in Schools
From video surveillance to smart phone cameras, every moment of the school day can be captured in a photo or video clip. How do you train staff to protect privacy? Students and employees can "opt out" of having their images posted online, but how do you observe that request without breaching confidentiality? What if parents are snapping photos and posting to the school's Facebook page? Can you tell them whose photos shouldn't be used? How can you get posts removed without bruised feelings and broken laws?
Gretchen Shipley and Lori Chiu, attorneys, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, will take administrators through the quickly evolving world of ed tech law.


Lori Chiu

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost
avatar for Gretchen Shipley

Gretchen Shipley

Attorney, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am PDT

1:15pm PDT

The Nuts and Bolts of Conducting Successful Investigations in Schools
This training will focus on practical advice for processing and investigating the various complaints that school districts receive, including Title IX, UCP, discrimination and harassment, and complaints against district employees. We will provide a step-by-step overview of the investigative process, from initial receipt of the complaint and initiating an investigation, through reporting the outcome and corrective action. We will provide effective tips for handling investigations and share best practices and advice on how to avoid the most common mistakes that occur during school investigations.

avatar for Cindy Frazee

Cindy Frazee

Associate Superintendent, San Dieguito

Andrea Naested

Managing Partner, Currier & Hudson, APC
avatar for Kendall C. Swanson

Kendall C. Swanson

Partner, Currier & Hudson, APC

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Pay in the Workplace
This presentation will explain the changing status of the law regarding wage discrimination, equal pay requirements, and the role of prior salary when determining initial salary placement for new hires and salary placement for promotions.

avatar for Dulcinea  Grantham

Dulcinea Grantham

Partner, Lozano Smith
avatar for Niki Navai Nouri

Niki Navai Nouri

Lozano Smith

Wednesday October 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Thursday, October 4

8:30am PDT

Ounce of Prevention or Pound of Cure: How to Use Legal Counsel to Avoid Problems
Calling a lawyer is almost as popular as a getting a dental cleaning or a smog check, but consulting with your attorney to strategize before tackling thorny issues can prevent or contain fallout.
Seth Eckstein, attorney, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, and Tara Gard, Deputy Chief of Talent, Oakland USD, will discuss how and when to effectively seek legal guidance.


Seth Eckstein

Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost

Thursday October 4, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT

10:15am PDT

Deciphering the Education Code
It has been noted that “entry into the Education Code is painful” and “large parts of the Education Code are not meant to be understood” – and this was the California Court of Appeal speaking.  This session will break down the otherwise indecipherable provisions of the Education Code as it relates to the fundamental rules of certificated and classified employment.  Targeted for both emerging and advanced HR practitioners, we will cover fundamentals such as how the Education Code establishes the certificated and classified services, as well as advanced scenarios, such as the subtle yet significant distinctions in how the Education Code treats topics such as employee classifications (including temporary and short-term employees), leaves of absences, seniority, permanent status, 39-month rehire rights, layoffs, and bumping with respect to certificated and classified personnel.  This presentation will also cover how school districts can prepare and align their bargaining strategies to achieve consistency and compliance with the Education Code. 


John Yeh

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am PDT

1:30pm PDT

Privacy: Technology and HR
Social media, downloading of computer applications, and more can easily result in privacy violations. Ensuring privacy and safety for our students and employees while also allowing for educational growth often conflict.  Unintentional mistakes are common exposing your employees and district to liability and violations of FERPA and civil rights.  The Human Resource Department is critical to address issues pertaining to your employees and students rights, privacy, and potential discipline.   Amelia Vance, a nationally known expert on privacy joins ACSA's Legislative Advocate, Laura Preston, to highlight issues that school administrators are facing in the ever evolving changes in technology  and privacy.

avatar for Laura Preston

Laura Preston

Legislative Advocate, ACSA
avatar for Amelia Vance

Amelia Vance

Director of Education Privacy & Policy Council, Future of Privacy Forum
Amelia is the Director of Education Privacy and a Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. She leads FPF’s work to ensure the responsible use of student data and education technology in schools, helping educators with resources and information, and seeking inputs from all... Read More →

Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

Extreme Employee Misconduct
Public employees are a fantastic group of workers but, every now and then, an employee engages in egregious conduct that requires an expedient response from the human resources department. What will you do when an employee . . . engages in offensive online conduct? . . . brings a firearm or knife to campus? . . . is suspected of having pornography on a classroom computer? . . . has written romantic text messages to a student? . . . is suspected of stealing District equipment or supplies? This workshop will provide attendees with the legal framework for addressing these questions and an interactive opportunity for human resources professionals to discuss the preferred approach at their respective districts.

avatar for Gabriela Flowers

Gabriela Flowers

Senior Counsel, Lozano Smith

Aria Link

Lozano Smith

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Friday, October 5

10:15am PDT

When Discipline and Disability Intersect
Performance management, if done effectively, can minimize the risk of discrimination claims. Although an employee’s disability may have no bearing on unsatisfactory performance or other misconduct, in many cases it does.

When discipline and disabilities collide, the discipline may run afoul of federal and State disabilities laws. Join us to discuss how to properly manage the intersection of disabilities, discipline and documentation. We will explore common situations employers encounter, such as:
  • · When can employers discipline an employee for disability-caused misconduct?
  • · What can employers do if an employee is unable to meet performance standards due to a disability?
  • · Should employers rescind disciplinary action after receiving information the conduct was caused by a disability?

avatar for Marleen L. Sacks

Marleen L. Sacks

Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Marleen Sacks has over 20 years of experience in education and labor law, specializing in employee discipline, student rights and litigation related to employment and education matters. She has successfully prosecuted and negotiated the dismissal of hundreds of classified and certificated... Read More →

Friday October 5, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.