Immigration Basics for K-12 Schools: Legal Issues Related to Students, Families and Employees

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On-Demand (OD)     $299.00
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Richard Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, Wisconsin
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? K-12 administrators, student services directors, and district legal counsel
Best For: K-12

Immigration has become an increasingly high profile issue due to current political discourse and frequent policy changes at the national level. This area presents many challenges for K-12 public schools related to students, including issues surrounding enrollment of immigrant students, records of such students, and federal officials’ access to school district buildings. This area also impacts the employment of individuals within the schools, including determining the status of applicants and employees and sponsoring individuals for visas who wish to be employed there. School administrators must understand the laws impacting these areas to be able to address these concerns in an effective and legal manner.

Please join Richard Verstegen for this presentation on the basics of immigration law, discussion of student-related immigration matters, and considerations of employment-related immigration matters.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Learn about the legal framework governing U.S. Immigration laws and basic immigration concepts
  • Understand the various agencies that enforce and administer U.S. immigration laws, including the Department of Homeland Security, which includes the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Discuss issues concerning enrollment of students and the right to a public education regardless of immigration status under Plyler v. Doe
  • Review legal requirements for determining employment eligibility for applicants and employees, the current state of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and visa requirements for certain employees, including H-1B visa requirements.


Your conference leader for “Immigration Basics for K-12 Schools: Legal Issues Related to Students, Families and Employees” is Richard F. Verstegen, attorney, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison Wisconsin. Rick is an experienced member of the School Law Practice Group and the Labor and Employment Group at the firm. He represents educational institutions (including public school districts and technical colleges) in a variety of education law matters. He counsels school clients in labor and employment, student rights, student discipline, meetings and records, special education, Title IX, privacy and technology issues, student safety, policy, governance, and many other issues. Rick regularly provides training on these issues, conducts compliance reviews, attends board meetings, drafts and negotiates contracts, prepares opinions, analyzes legislation and school board policies, and provides other legal services. Rick has also published many articles on education and employment law related topics. In addition, he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with education, labor, and employment related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is the former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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