September 22, 2008

School Administrators’ Legal Roundtable is Oct. 8

by Ashley McRaven

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The 12th annual Southern Illinois University Carbondale School Administrators’ Legal Roundtable is Oct. 8 at the SIUC Student Center. Registration and refreshments begin at 8 a.m. and the event runs from 9:20 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This year’s roundtable features a new format, as three stands will focus on specific topics: superintendency, the principalship and special education. The focus of the day is the most pressing legal issues pertaining to schools. School administrators, teachers and board members will find the conference beneficial as speakers during the morning and afternoon sessions cover a number of areas of interest.

Keynote speakers include Jeffrey Lewis, attorney and member of the board of directors for the Illinois Christian Home Educators, discussing “An Insider’s View of Homeschool Education,” and Jo Anderson Jr., executive director of the Illinois Education Association, speaking on “New Ideas in Education.”

The $90 registration fee covers the full-day program, lunch and program handouts. For more information, contact Brad Colwell at 618/453-7314. To register, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 6118/536-7751 or sign up online at