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2023 G-CASE Fall Drive-In: A Guide to Section 504 Legal Obligations


G-CASE Drive-In: A Guide to Section 504 Legal Obligations:

Best Practices from Eligibility to Discipline and Everything in Between

Thursday, September 21, 2023 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Houston County Schools Annex Auditorium

1600 Macon Road

Perry, GA

Presented by Attorneys from Parker Poe


Whether you have been coordinating Section 504 forever or are new to all the 504 requirements and compliance indicators, this one-day workshop is designed for you!  This Drive-In Workshop, presented by attorneys with Parker Poe, will supply you with everything you need to know about this important federal Act.  Participants will walk away with a strong set of skills to support their system’s legal obligations, eligibility, discipline, and everything else “504”!  The day will end with a robust Question and Answer session to ensure that everyone will be returning to their systems having learned best practices to support and accommodate their 504 students.


Possible presenters at this time include attorneys from Parker Poe Atlanta*:

Reagan Sauls, who has represented school districts in Georgia since 2006, handling a wide variety of matters such as personnel matters and hearings, responding to GaDOE complaints both state and federal, addressing allegations of discrimination complaints through the Office of Civil Rights and the Equal Opportunity Commission, special education litigation, and advising Boards of Education on policies and procedures.


Beth Morris, who represents school districts in Georgia and focuses her practice on issues involving students with disabilities.  Her practice had included state and federal  litigation, personnel matters, transactional matters, and administrative complaints involving the GaDOE, Office of Civil Rights, and Equal Opportunity Commission. 


Mary Grace Kittrell, who practices education law and uses her experience as a former teacher to serve school districts.  She handles legal matters regarding special education, constitutional issues involving the First Amendment and discrimination, personal injury, and general litigation.


Sheneka S. Lodenquai, who focuses her practice on education law with an emphasis on all types of litigation representing school districts, colleges, and universities.  She frequently handles student disciplinary hearings and appeals before school hearing officers and school boards.  She also advised school districts in handling complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Civil Rights within the Department of Education, and state employment agencies.


* www.parkerpoe.com


The registration fee is $300 per person and includes free parking, an on-site hot catered lunch, all-day snacks, and drinks.  (You do not have to be a member of G-CASE to attend.)

Cancellation Policy: 

Due to contracted commitments for facilities, meals/snacks, and speakers, cancellations are subject to a $40.00 fee up to one week/seven days before the opening day of the event. After that, the full fee will be charged. No-shows at the event will be charged the full fee.  Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to the G-CASE Executive Director(Sarah Burbach at sburbach@gael.org). Substitutions of people attending the conference are allowed.  Please notify the G-CASE Executive Director (Sarah Burbach at sburbach@gael.org) of the change so that the appropriate printing of the name badge and billing will be made.

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