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Crafting the Right Enrollment Agreement for Your School

Date: November 2, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Independent school enrollment contracts have long been the legal underpinning of a clear and transparent relationship between schools and their families. Such agreements can, of course, reinforce financial obligations, but they can also clarify expectations around information sharing and appropriate behavior. From effectively handling challenging parents, to navigating difficult divorce matters, to better understanding the needs of students with disabilities, well-crafted and robust enrollment contracts can be an invaluable resource for independent schools.
In this interactive webinar, experienced education counsel, Brian B. Garrett and Susan E. Schorr, will guide independent school leaders on the most recent trends in updating enrollment contracts for the next academic year. Topics will include the following:
  • Re-visiting COVID-19 provisions relating to educational outcomes, vaccinations, e-learning, and forced school closings;
  • Helpful tips in enforcing contractual obligations, including tuition matters;
  • The nuts and bolts of appropriately implementing electronic agreements and signatures; and
  • The legal and practical considerations involved in converting to a perpetual enrollment contract.


Cost: This event is being offered as a free education session.



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Brian B. Garrett
Vice Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Group

Brian is Vice Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Group and focuses his practice on understanding and serving the needs of independent day and boarding schools, colleges and universities, and early child care programs. Brian partners with many of the country’s leading independent schools to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of school operations, including establishing new schools, student and parent issues, employment matters, school governance and leadership, and general risk management. He works closely with board chairs, heads of schools, financial officers, and other senior leadership members in tackling complex matters affecting school communities.  He can be reached at (603) 334-6394 or [email protected].

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Susan E. Schorr
Vice Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Group

Susan is Vice Chair of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Group.  She focuses her practice on education and employment, helping clients with general risk management, real-time problem solving, and crisis management. Grounded in thorough legal analysis, she offers practical advice and responsiveness. With a background as a social worker, public administrator, and a trustee of non-profit organizations herself, Susan approaches client challenges with an ability to integrate a variety of problem-solving frameworks, helping clients to arrive at practical solutions.  Susan can be reached in the firm’s Boston office at (857) 305-1960 or [email protected].