This seminar is an online rebroadcast of a previously recorded program. To participate, you listen and view online.
Originally presented on October 30, 2019, by Tom Smith, EdCounsel, LLC, Columbia and Jeffrey A. St. Omer, Mickes O’Toole, LLC, St. Louis
This two-part program will address both special education and general school law and is designed to provide important information for everyone connected with the operation and legal obligations of Missouri public schools. The program will include significant new developments in state and federal education laws, and will address key questions on policy, law, and practice that are of interest to school officials, staff, students, parents, and the attorneys who advise and represent them.
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Rebroadcast Moderator: Shawna M. Bligh, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Jefferson City
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Tom Smith is an attorney with the law firm of EdCounsel, LLC, whose practice is devoted solely to providing legal representation to public school districts. He received his B.S. degree from Truman State University and his J.D. from Mizzou. Prior to joining the EdCounsel team, Tom worked in a law firm focusing mainly on environmental and administrative law, but developed a deep interest in school law while assisting a local school district on a real estate purchase. With EdCounsel, he is able to focus all of his efforts on advising school leaders on the wide array of legal issues that arise in the school environment. He conducts training and presents on legal issues in the education community numerous times every year, and is a co-author of the “Legal Guide for Missouri School Leaders”, which is used by school administrators throughout the state.
During his career, Jeffrey A. St. Omer has represented a wide variety of education-related clients throughout the state of Missouri. For the past twelve years, Jeff has served as Chief Legal counsel for the St. Louis Public School District. Before his time with St. Louis Public Schools, he acted as the General Counsel for the Kansas City, MO School District.
Jeff’s experience includes advising and counseling over 100 Missouri K-12 public school districts and higher education institutions. His experience working with educational institutions includes negotiating labor agreements with the largest teachers union in Missouri; coordinating teacher and non-certified dismissal; coordinating district responses to student discipline matters; responding to teacher and student civil rights matters; conducting license revocation hearings before the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal legislation.
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