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FERPA and Related Issues for School Personnel
12:20 - 1:35 and 1:40 - 2:55
Presented by:  Amy Clendennen - Attorney/Shareholder, Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan Jackstadt, PC

This session will provide an overview of FERPA and other laws related to student privacy.  You will also receive practical guidance on topics including student records, confidentiality, subpoenas, and custody disputes.

Conflict De-escalation:  Minimizing Conflicts
12:20 - 1:35 and 1:40 - 2:55
Presented by:  Kevin Merritt, Missouri Sheriff's Association

This presentation will be provided by the Missouri Sheriff’s Association and will define Conflict De-escalation and discuss the reason de-escalation is so difficult. After discussions on the Conflict Cycle and the Acting Out Cycle, some verbal and non-verbal strategies and techniques to diffuse potential volatile situations will be shared.

Secret Tech Weapons for School Office Personnel
12:20 - 1:35

Presented by:  Beth Ziesenis, Opening Keynote Speaker

What if you could schedule a meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little task that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else – without breaking the bank? And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device – without a degree in IT? Join Your Nerdy Best friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your school team, create professional-level graphics and wow your boss. This high energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, “How do you do that?”

On the Front Line
12:20 - 1:35 and 1:40 - 2:55

Presented by: EdCounsel, LLC

School secretaries are often the first person to be notified when legal issues arise related to students and staff members.  This presentation will cover five common scenarios that frequently hit your desk, and provide best practices for how to handle them.

Unstacking the Deck:  How Educational Office Professionals Connect with All Fmailies
1:40 - 2:55

Students and families enter our schools with a variety of backgrounds and experiences that impact their outlook on schools and influence their behaviors.  This session will help participants understand how to provide support, especially in negative situations.

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
3550 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270

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