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Offer Letters and Contracts: Considerations for Independent Schools During the Hiring Season

Date: February 17 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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It’s the time of year when independent schools ask current faculty to commit to teach for another school year, make the decision not to have them return, and extend job offers to new members of the school community.

How does this annual tradition square with the notion of at-will employment? Do offer letters or contracts contain expectations that teaching will be in-person for next year? Are you addressing immunizations? The possibility of school closure and remote learning?

Join Brian Garrett and Susan Schorr, Vice Chairs of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Group, as they discuss with business officers and other school leaders the distinctive way in which independent schools employ faculty and staff, and provide a process of codifying the essentials in employment arrangements.

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Webinar – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

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This event is being offered as a free education session.

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Webinar

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Brian B. Garrett
Of Counsel, McLane Middleton
Vice Chair of the firm’s Education Law Group

Brian has extensive experience in a broad range of education, employment, and complex commercial litigation matters throughout the country, including in state and federal courts, in alternative resolution processes, and before various administrative agencies. Brian 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.

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Susan E. Schorr
Of Counsel, McLane Middleton
Vice Chair of the firm’s Education Law Group

Susan 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.