Improper Employee-Student Relationships: Best Practices for Prevention and Response

When: Wednesday, October 24, 10–11 a.m.

Description: As claims of sexual harassment rise in the era of #MeToo, Texas lawmakers and school officials continue to grapple with concerns about sexual abuse of students by employees and others.

In 2017–18, the Texas Education Agency opened 429 investigations into inappropriate teacher-student relationships, a 42 percent increase over the previous year. With the passage of Senate Bill 7 in 2017, administrators also face tough new standards and penalties for reporting educator misconduct. 

In this webinar, participants will hear advice from TASB attorneys regarding how to prevent educator misconduct, what to do when allegations arise, and practical tips for creating a response plan with authorities in your area.

Presenters: TASB Legal Services Senior Attorney Sarah Orman and TASB Policy Services Lead Attorney Leslie Story

Suggested Audience: Assistant superintendents, college presidents, deans, HR directors, title IX coordinators, trustees, superintendents, risk managers, vice presidents, and other K-12 or community college administrators

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Continuing Education Credit

Attendees who complete this webinar can earn continuing education credit from the following providers (attendees must register and join separately to receive credit):

  • Texas Association of School Board Business Officials (TASBO)
  • State Board of Public Accountancy (CPE) - No prerequisite courses required
  • State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)
  • School Board Member credit (pending approval)