We are excited for this year's SLI in San Antonio and Fort Worth. We will be hosting a reception at each location on Thursday night from 4:30-6:00pm. Click here for the San Antonio reception invite and here for the Fort Worth reception invite.
Walsh Gallegos has several attorneys giving presentations. Be sure to stop by and see us!
Parental Rights in Education
San Antonio: Christine Badillo & Leandra Costilla Ortiz
Fort Worth: Haley Turner & Laura Rodriguez McLean
Thursday, June 16th & June 30th @ 1:15-2:15PM
Ideally, parents and school districts are partners in creating the best education experience for a student. This presentation will focus on the rights of parents set out in state and federal laws in various circumstances, including student privacy, educational decisions, student welfare, and much more.
Supervision of One Employee: Practical Guidance for Trustees About the Board-Superintendent Relationship
San Antonio: Robb Decker and Melanie Charleston
Fort Worth: Joey Moore
Thursday, June 16th & June 30th @ 2:30-3:30PM
It is well established that the Board supervises only one employee—the Superintendent. A strong relationship between the Board and Superintendent is crucial to the success of the District. This presentation will focus on the legal and practical questions regarding hiring and evaluating the Superintendent, day-to-day relationship, and separation with Superintendents.
Can They Say That? Dos and Don’ts Regarding Political Speech of District Employees and Officials
San Antonio: Katie Payne & Morgan Beam
Fort Worth: Shellie Hoffman Crow and Craig Wood
Thursday, June 16th & June 30th @ 3:45-4:45PM
Election season can be intense, and at times, divisive. State and federal law about what employees and officials can and can’t say at school, on school time, or using school resources can be confusing—and saying the wrong thing can have consequences. This presentation will focus on best practices and legal issues related to political speech of district employees and officials.