Tess O'Brien

Tess is a partnerinthe School Law Practice Group and provides legal consultation to school districts, charter schools, and postsecondary institutions in a broad range of areas including special education and disability law, policy development, student-related issues, and corporate organization.In addition, Tess is a frequent speaker and provides consultation on the issue of food allergies and the law.Tess is also a member of the Litigation Practice Group, providing litigation support in federal, state, and administrative actions, and she co-chairs the Nonprofit Practice Group, assisting small nonprofits with organization and governanceissues.

  • Partner in the School Law Practice Group at Boardman & Clark
  • Provides legal consultation to school districts, charter schools, and postsecondary institutions in a broad range of areas including special education and disability law, policy development, student-related issues, and corporate organization
  • Frequent speaker on the issue of food allergies and the law
  • Member of the Litigation Practice Group, providing litigation support in federal, state, and administrative actions
  • Co-chairs the Nonprofit Practice Group, assisting small nonprofits with organization and governance issues
Tess O'Brien

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  1. COVID-19, School Closure, and Students with Disabilities in the K-12 Schools
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    COVID-19, School Closure, and Students with Disabilities in the K-12 Schools
    Education law expert Tess O’Brien will reveal the legal issues related to providing services to students with disabilities during such closures. You will learn practical tips for minimizing legal risks while helping students.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why is it necessary to consider providing additional services?
    • What laws apply?
    • How must you tailor virtual services for students with disabilities?
    • What education records should you retain during this time?
    • How can you develop action plans to address student issues?
    • How should you involve parents and guardians?

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