October 19, 2021

Conference: Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) Annual Meeting

Hot Legal Issues in Enrollment and Employment Contracts

All too often, enrollment and employment contracts are drafted once and rarely revisited, with schools recirculating the same language from year to year. However, new issues can crop up that require referencing these core documents and what they say about a school’s policies, procedures, and how certain situations are managed. Similarly, courts and administrative agencies often reach decisions that require schools to assess whether their contract language is still legally enforceable. This session will address the hot legal issues to be cognizant of when drafting employment and enrollment contracts, including a focus on lessons learned as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. What elements can be hardwired into these contracts, so schools are better situated to manage and respond to future crises?