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Saturday, May 4


School Law 101
This session will provide a general overview and guide to legal issues charter schools face on a daily basis, including compliance with federal and state special education laws and a general overview of special education with an emphasis on student disciplinary issues and dispute resolution; student records (FERPA); student speech; and compliance with state open government laws (Public Records and Open Public Meetings).

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Brian Kistler

Attorney, Kutak Rock
Brian serves as general counsel to Washington public school districts, where he has substantial experience advising on a wide range of issues arising under education law. He also regularly advises clients regarding general employment, municipal and corporate matters. Mr. Kistler has... Read More →
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Tanya Barton

Attorney, Kutak Rock
Tanya focuses her practice in the areas of education and public finance. Ms. Barton has significant experience advising schools on a wide range of issues arising under employment and education law, with a specific emphasis in special education. Ms. Barton’s public finance practice... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Mercer A Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Center, 17620 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98188


Governing for Greatness
Washington State, with its relatively new charter school law, is uniquely positioned to learn from 25 years of best and promising practices developed in the charter school sector.  One of the key strategies to becoming successful as a charter school is organizing and developing a board that is prepared to govern for greatness. Such a board will be intentionally developed in a way that best serves the students, ensures the school fulfills its mission with fidelity, and stands the test of time.

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Casey Caronna

Charter School Program Grant Coordinator, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Casey Caronna is the Charter School Program Grant Coordinator for Washington State through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Mr. Caronna is a life-long Washington resident and has obtained a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in political science and educational... Read More →
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Mark Weinberg

VP of Leadership and Learning, National Charter Schools Institute
Mark leads the National Charter Schools Institute’s Board Services division, as well as its initiatives focused on measuring, supporting and helping people achieve breakthrough performance in the areas of leadership and learning. Mark has been an advocate and leader in the charter... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Crystal Ballroom B Hilton Seattle Airport & Convention Center, 17620 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98188