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The Locus of Local Control: State Versus School District Authority

September 28, 2017
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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Please join us for a discussion on disputes and litigation involving states and school districts across the country. Our nation has a long history of local control of public education, and both President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos recently have indicated they believe that education is a “local” issue and “local control” should be restored. But where does local control ultimately reside?

This presentation dives deeper into the true meaning of local control and some of the issues arising between school districts and state governments as they wrestle with this concept. Specifically, the discussion will address current controversies between local school boards and state officials. These areas include hotly disputed issues such as school finance, charter schools, voucher programs and accountability standards.

John W. Borkowski, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Aleksandra O. Rushing, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
Julie Wright Halbert, Legislative Counsel, Council of the Great City Schools

Date and Time
Thursday, September 28, 2017
2:30 - 3:35 p.m. EDT

Who Should Attend
Public school district leaders, including in-house counsel, board members, administrators, compliance officers and others with influence over institutional compliance practices. 

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Pennsylvania continuing legal education credit.

Contact Emily Kenyon at 816.983.8776. 


Aleksandra O. Rushing

Senior Associate