Douglas Gerhardt will present during a NYSCOSS Q&A session on several first amendment issues.

A full description of the program is below:

First Amendment and free speech issues (e.g., BLM, political speech, etch.) have been omnipresent in schools for decades. Recent events and circumstances stemming from the pandemic have brought them more to the forefront than ever before. Understanding the legal parameters – limitations and authorizations- for staff and students is critical to effective school operations. Knowing what can and cannot be acted upon as well as what may end you in court is vital. This session will explore that, offer cases and first hand experience that will help guide school leaders as they face unique student and staff First Amendment speech issues.

To register for this program, please use the link below.