1 State Bar of Texas31st AnnualSchool Law Section RetreatJuly 27-29, 2017 Hill Country HyattSan Antonio, TexasFriday, July 28 Presiding Officer: Fred Stormer | Underwood Law Firm, 7:15 to 8:15 AM Registration/Breakfast 8:15 to 9:00 AM Hold the Phone: Exploring the Who, What, and When of .75 Reporting Requirements for the School Superintendent Rick Hill | Adams Lynch & Loftin, Doug Phillips | Director of Investigations, Texas Education Agency 9:00 to 10:00 AM Can You Hear the Whistle Blowing?
2 Update on Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims Jim Byrom | Walsh Gallegos Trevi o Russo & Kyle 10:00 to 10:15 AM Break 10:15 to 11:00 AM Common Sense Technology Policies .75 Carrie Galatas | Conroe ISD 11:00 to 12:00 PM Promoting Civility and Professionalism in Schools** Chris Tritico | Tritico Rainey PLLC Merri Schneider-Vogel | Thompson & Horton LLP Saturday, July 29 Presiding Officer: Julie Leahy | Texas Classroom Teachers Association 7:30 to 8:00 AM Breakfast 8:00 to 8:45 AM Alternative Resolution (Ideas for Resolving Grievances.)
3 75 Complaints, and Contract Issues without a Formal Hearing)** Norma J. Cantu | Brim, Robinett, Cantu & Brim, Rebecca Bailey | Thompson & Horton LLP 8:45 to 9:30 AM Update on Federal Law and Policy .75 Kaye DeWalt | Aldine ISD 9:30 to 10:15 AM Restorative Discipline.
4 75 Denise Pierce | Law Office of Denise Nance Pierce, Janice Jerome | Assistant Director of the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at the University of Texas in the School of Social Work 10:15 to 10:45 AM Break and Section Business Meeting 10:45 to 11:30 AM Surviving and Thriving in the School Law Practice: Insights from .75 a New Lawyer and Wisdom from a Seasoned Attorney Chris Gilbert | Thompson & Horton LLP Jennie Knapp | Underwood Law Firm, PC 11:30 to 12.
5 30 PM A Review of the 85th Legislative Session Leslie Story | Texas Association of School Boards **Denotes Ethics Hours Seeking approval for hours of CLE credit and hours of ethics from the State Bar of Country HyattResort and Spa9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, Texas , 782511-210-647-1234 Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the resort for Thursday, July 27, Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 for $235 per night plus tax and fees.
6 The deadline for making reservations within the room block is July 6. Please note, however, that there is a limited block of rooms reserved at the conference rate, and these rooms will be filled at the conference rate on a first-come, first served basis. In past years, rooms reserved under the block for this conference have sold out well before the deadline. Once the block of rooms at the special rate is sold out, you will be charged the regular rate by the hotel, subject to room make reservations, please contact the resort at (844) 408-1500 and ask for the State Bar of Texas , School Law Section retreat rate. or book online at Rainey Cocktail Reception: The law firm of Tritico Rainey, PLLC will sponsor a cocktail reception for retreat attendees Thursday, July 27 from 7:00 9:00 Sincere appreciation to Tritico Rainey, PLLC for once again hosting this great event.
7 THE TOM GARNER MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - A retreat Tradition!Tom Garner was an outstanding School lawyer and posthumous recipient of the Kelly Frels Lifetime Achievement Award, whose work on behalf of School districts honored the highest standards of ethical conduct and public policy. He was also an inveterate golfer who couldn t quit the game long after it quit him. We honor Tom s memory each year with a high-handicapper scramble at the easiest course within reach, the main goal of which is to share camaraderie, so unique to the School Law Section , among lawyers representing clients from every perspective in the School law community. The Tom Garner Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club Friday, July 28 at 1:00 PM. Friday Night Dinner: The State Bar of Texas School Law Section will host a dinner at the resort Friday, July 27 at 7:00 (cocktails at 6:30 ) for all retreat attendees and their guests.
8 retreat attendees will be admitted at no charge. Attendees can purchase guest tickets at the time of registration for $10 per adult guest (13+) and $5 per child (12 and under). Guest tickets will be increased to $20 per adult and $10 per child on-site. SBOT School Law Section OfficersFred Stormer, ChairJulie Leahy, Chair-ElectMark Tilley, Vice ChairMarney Sims, TreasurerEllen Spalding, Past ChairExecutive Council Norma CantuChris GilbertCory HartsfieldKelli KarczewskiMarquette MareshMari McGowanTom MyersAndrea Slater-GulleyRetreat Program Co-ChairsRoss MitchellJamie TurnerNewsletter EditorsLeticia McGowanGiana OrtizState Bar of Texas 31st Annual School Law Section retreat State Bar of Texas 31st Annual School Law Section retreat State Bar of Texas Nonprofit Organization PO Box 12487 Postage Paid Austin, TX 78711-2487 Permit 1804 Austin TX State BAR OF Texas School LAW Section retreat REGISTRATION INFORMATIONR egistration Fee $230(online registration on or before June 21, 2017)
9 $260(online registration after June 21, 2017 or on-site registration)Friday Dinner A casual buffet dinner will be held Friday evening at the Hotel; cocktails at 6:30 and dinner at 7:00 Dinner is complimentary for each registrant. You are welcome to bring family members or other guests to the Friday dinner. Please add $10 for each adult (13+) and $5 per child (12 and under). Please note that if you add guests to the dinner onsite at the conference, the cost will increase to $ 20 for adults and $ 10 per child. Tom Garner Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, July 28 at 1:00 PM~ Hyatt Hill Country Golf ClubGolf Tournament Fee: $135 Tournament fee includes green fees, taxesandcart. Please list name and handicap for each participant when you register. For more information, please contact Tom Myers at (817) 338-1700 or Cory Hartsfieldat (817) 552-7742.
10 Online Registration opens May 1, 2017 Onlineregistrations must be prepaid by credit card. Register at Onsite registrations must be paid with a purchase order or check; credit cards cannot be accepted on site. For questions regarding registration please contact Marney Collins Sims at 281-807-8660 or via email at and Refund PolicyYour written cancellation must be sent to received by July 1, 2017 to receive a $100 refund and an electronic copy of the conference materials. No refunds will be provided after July 14, 2017;however, an electronic copy of the conference notebook will be made NotebooksRegistrants will be able to download all conference materials electronically at the retreat . Printed notebooks may be ordered at the time of registration for an additional $ to availability, notebooks maybe purchased on site for $50.