This event took place on May 5-6, 2021.
Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Tara Cho and Beth Tyner Jones took part in panel discussions as part of the North Carolina Bar Association’s “The ‘New’ Normal and the ‘Next’ Normal: Education Law in the Wake of the Pandemic” live webcast.
Cho took part in a discussion on “So, We're Online Now: COVID-19 and Technology in the Education Space.” After the onset of COVID-19, technology played an integral role in providing education and services, as well as employment in the school setting. The virtual space was ground zero for the intersection of several legal issues: privacy, data security, free speech and expression, and even activism. The speakers talked through some of the thorny issues that arose in both the student and employee spaces and how they were addressed when it came to the delivery of instruction, provision of services to students and teleworking.
Cho was joined by Jerry Blakemore from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Christine Scheef of the North Carolina School Boards Association.
Jones spoke on “Personnel and the Pandemic: The Future of Work.” COVID-19 has uprooted virtually every aspect of the pre-pandemic workforce, and the employment outlook for the education sector has not been spared. How much of the "new normal" — teleworking, physical distancing, health screenings, vaccine requirements — will impact the future of work? The panelists discussed common issues with workplace accommodations during the pandemic, best practices for navigating difficult scenarios, and insights on how future employment trends may impact educational institutions.
April Kuhn of Pfeiffer University joined Jones for this presentation.
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