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“When Bad Things Happen to Good Schools” webinar - Special Education Issues & School District Liability: Transportation Liability - Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Students

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The transportation of special education students presents school districts with unique and varied challenges. Some students may require special equipment, or may have specific medical or safety needs even for a short 30 minute bus ride.  Inevitably, as budgets suffer and school staff is cut, many districts are seeing a rise in special education risk and the lawsuits that often accompany that risk.

Join us to explore the current challenges schools are facing in transporting special education students and get some practical, real world tips to help your district avoid tragic and on occasion fatal incidents due to, at times, avoidable circumstances.

We will examine:

  • What transportation services must a district provide for its special education students?
  • What is your district’s responsibility – whether you are using your own vehicles and drivers, have an MOU with another educational entity or contract with a commercial company for services?
  • What are the most common transportation pitfalls leading to complaints, claims and injuries and how can your district avoid them? 
  • Worst case scenarios – recent case studies.
  • Key best practice advice for managing your district’s transportation risks when it comes to special education students.

Because of the complicated nature of Special Education issues, we have allotted two hours for this webinar in order to encourage and accommodate participant questions. We offer two dates, Tuesday, September 24 at 1 p.m. or a live repeat Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m.

To register go to and click on the online registration link or use the attached flyer and fax or mail it in. These webinars are FREE to all employees of active SELF members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of $25.We hope you can join us!

About our speaker:

Elizabeth Rho-Ng is a partner in the Pleasanton office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Elizabeth represents California public school districts, county offices of education and special education local plan areas in various aspects of Education Law, specializing in special education and student issues. She advises clients on legal compliance issues related to implementation of federal and state requirements pertaining to students in public schools and has extensive expertise on topics ranging from Section 504 issues to bullying prevention to special education due process proceedings. Elizabeth has successfully litigated IDEA special education cases in both state and federal courts.

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