On the top of the back to school checklist for this fall is how to manage students and the COVID-19 vaccine, as it becomes increasingly available for school-age children.
McLane Middleton’s Linda Johnson will moderate a webinar with colleagues Brian Garrett and Susan Schorr covering practical steps for how schools can comply with student vaccination requirements and guidance.
We will discuss requests for exemption or accommodation; updates to policies, health forms, and other foundational documents; vaccines for students once on campus, including for international students who may have been vaccinated in their home countries; and student and parent vaccine hesitancy. We will also touch on the updated guidance for employees and the COVID-19 vaccine.
We look forward to seeing you and addressing any questions you may have.
Webinar - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET
This event is being offered as a free education session.
Susan is Vice Chair of McLane Middleton's Education Law Practice Group. She focuses her practice on education and employment, helping clients with general risk management, real-time problem solving, and crisis management. In the independent school context, Susan works with clients across the United States and internationally, and is particularly experienced in counseling senior leaders on parent, child and institutional relationships and conflicts, managing and conducting investigations in response to reports of sexual and other serious misconduct, and updating the policies, enrollment and employment agreements, trip and medical waivers, and other forms required to manage the daily life at boarding and day schools.
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.
Linda is Co-Chair of McLane Middleton's Education Law Practice Group. She focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of K-12 independent schools. She serves as outside legal counsel and a consultant to many of the country’s top independent day and boarding schools. She advises her clients on all aspects of school operations including employment law, student discipline, contracts, fiduciary and tort law, leadership development, investigations, compliance audits, risk management, crisis response, and student safety. Linda consults with schools on both prevention and response to all types of educator misconduct and student on student sexual assaults.