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Is your school prepared to handle the potential challenges of free speech during a heated election year?

This webinar will equip school administrators and board members with the legal knowledge and practical strategies necessary to navigate the complex issue of free speech for both employees and students during election season.

What you will learn:

  • Understanding the legal framework: We’ll explore the First Amendment’s protections for employee and student speech, key Supreme Court rulings, and their implications for school settings.
  • Balancing free speech with maintaining a positive learning environment: Discover how to uphold free expression while ensuring a safe and orderly school environment conducive to learning.
  • Employee rights and limitations: Learn about the parameters of free speech for school employees, including campaign activities, social media use, and classroom discourse.
  • Student expression in the classroom and beyond: We’ll examine the boundaries of student speech, addressing issues like student publications, protests, and social media use.
  • Developing clear and consistent policies: Gain practical guidance on crafting and implementing effective policies that protect free speech while maintaining order.

Benefits of attending:

  • Empowerment and confidence: Gain the knowledge and tools to address potential free speech issues confidently.
  • Reduced legal risks: Mitigate potential legal challenges by understanding the legal landscape and implementing best practices.
  • Promoting a positive school culture: Foster a respectful environment where open expression is balanced with maintaining a safe learning environment.

Don’t miss this timely workshop! Register today and ensure your school is prepared to handle the unique challenges of free speech in an election year.

Who Should Attend

School administrators, principals, board members, and anyone involved in creating or enforcing school policies.


August 27, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT




James Young, Esq.

James Young, ESQ.

Janelle Ruley, Esq.

Cassandra Bridge, ESQ.

Champions of Outstanding Choices in Education