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May 4, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Student Handbooks: Essential Updates for the New School Year


Graduation will be here before you know it—a new beginning for students, and a signal to administrators that it is time to focus on summer projects, including updating the student handbook for the 2022-2023 school year.

Take a deep breath and join McLane Middleton’s Brian Garrett and Susan Schorr as they provide guidance on how to tackle this project. Based on what they have seen during the current school year, independent schools will want to make sure policies addressing communicable illness and vaccines (not just for Covid), student discipline, sexual conduct and consent, gender identity (documentation, dress code, living arrangements for boarding schools), harassment and cyber-misconduct, just to name a few, are all reviewed and updated to reflect evolving state laws and best practices.

Brian and Susan will review a sample table of contents to help schools ensure that they are covering all the policies that generally apply to independent schools.