Seminars, News and More
Upcoming Seminars and Events:
Southeast Service Cooperative
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Metro Area District 504 Coordinators’ meeting:
Minneapolis Public Schools-Davis Center
1250 W Broadway, Minneapolis
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- October 12, 2017
- December 14, 2017
- February 8, 2018
- April 26, 2018
Request a Seminar:
Our firm specializes in preventive law. We believe it is critical for our clients to have up to date information on the law. In our trainings and in-service presentations, we focus on hands-on, practical strategies for correctly implementing the legal requirements and avoiding claims. In addition to frequent state wide trainings on employment and education topics, we can provide a 1 hour to full day training at your site. Some of the topics include:
- Employment Issues including
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Wage and Hour
- The Board’s Role in Employment Issues
- Conducting an Employment Investigation
- Preventing Work place Violence
- Section 504 “Practical Guidance regarding Student and Employee Issues”
- Special Education
- Government Data Practices and FERPA Information
- Board Governance
- Student Discipline “Handling Expulsions In-House/ Considering Over-Representation Issues”
- Responding to the Minnesota Human Rights Department and the Office for Civil Rights Charges
- When Student Conduct Impacts the Workplace
Please contact one of our attorneys or Erica Fehlandt at 763-253-4155 ext. 5, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or to obtain dates and pricing.
Education and Employment Law Practice News & Decisions
Booth Law Group Visits Wintervale Ranch for Team Building Retreat!
Booth Law Group participated in a team building retreated uniquely created by Cyndie Hayes and her team at Wintervale Ranch. This retreat focused on building social-emotional intelligence, visionary leadership and authentic community through the way of the horse. The Booth Law Group team learned many things about nourishing creativity and innovation leading through relationship. Throughout the day the Booth Law Group team had to energetically communicate encouragement and confidence while collaborating effectively, efficiently, and considerately.
We are proud to announce our business partnership with Minnesota Administrators for Special Education.
LRP INTERVIEWS BOOTH LAW GROUP
“What should a district do if a parent revokes consent under the IDEA and asks for a 504 plan instead?”
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BOOTH LAW GROUP SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Booth Law Group successfully defended the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS)in claim brought by LifeSpan Inc. LifeSpan claimed that Minneapolis owed more than a million dollars for educational services that LifeSpan provided while MPS students were in attendance. The Court held that MPS honored each contract (tuition agreement ) it had with LifeSpan and then gave notice that it would no longer contract with LifeSpan. The Court found that after MPS provided this notice, any services that LifeSpan provided were voluntary and there were no contract damages available.
COMMUNITY TALKS EQUITY IN EDUCATION
Spurred by an ongoing lawsuit claiming the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts are segregated by race and socioeconomic status, more than 40 Minnesota superintendents have come together to ask their communities to “Reimagine Minnesota.
SUCCESS IN NORTH DAKOTA’S FIRST DUE PROCESS HEARING IN 10 YEARS
The North Dakota School District filed for a due process hearing to prove its evaluation was appropriate after denying the Parents request for an Independent Educational Evaluation and to order the implementation of its proposed Individualized Education Program. The Administrative Law Judge decided in favor of the District on both issues on October 6, 2016. Laura Booth represented the School District in this case.
BOOTH LAW GROUP SECURES $1.2 MILLON VERDICT
In a breach of contract arbitration, Jim Martin procured a $1.2 million award for an independent school district client who was a party to an inter-district cooperation agreement that was breached by a neighboring school district.
In three recent Office for Civil Rights Complaints, Roseann Schreifels assisted the school in responding to the complaints with a finding of no probable cause in all three.
FEDERAL COURT FINDS IN FAVOR OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
The School District in this case brought a motion to dismiss when a parent brought a federal court action after the parent removed the student from the School District. The Court agreed with the District that the parents were required to exhaust the available administrative remedies and failure to do so was fatal to the parents’ claim. In the Matter of AB v. Westonka, ___ F.3d ____ (October 31, 2014). Roseann Schreifels and Laura Booth represented the school district in this case.