Fall Forum 2021 Slides and Handouts

Tuesday, November 30

3:30 – 6:00 PM

Early Forum Check-In (All Attendees)

Wednesday, December 1

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Pre-Session Registration (Pre-Session Attendees ONLY)

Breakfast (Pre-Session Attendees ONLY)

CONCURRENT PRE-SESSION BREAKOUTS

8:30 – 11:00 AM

Pre-Session 1: Stop, in the Name of EDGAR! (State Education Agencies and Pass-Through Entities) – Michael Brustein and Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Pre-Session 2: Here, there, and everywhere: EDGAR Updates for Everyone Else (LEAs, IHEs and Non-Profits, etc.) – Steven Spillan and Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fall Forum Check-In (All Attendees)

1:00 – 1:15 PM

Oh Happy Day! (Welcome) – Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Biden’s Priorities – Chris Soto, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (invited)

1:45 – 2:45 PM

You Can’t Hurry…Congress?: What’s Next for the Biden Administration – Julia Martin and Kelly Christiansen, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

2:45 – 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM

OIG Updates and Initiatives – Keith Cummins and Geoffrey Wood, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Federal Grants Management Oversight: Debunking the Myths – Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

Thursday, December 2

7:00 – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 AM

Risk Considerations for COVID Relief Programs – Mark Robinson, Risk Management Service, U.S. Department of Education (invited)

9:15 – 10:15 AM

I Get Around: ESSER/HEERF Administrative Challenges and Best Practices – Moderator Bonnie Graham; Ronald Smith, Weber State University, Janet Hagood, Jefferson County School System, Cristen Owens, San Diego Unified School District, and Cory Green, Texas Education Agency

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Break

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (10:45 AM – 12:00 PM)

Federal Grants Management Test – Andrew Ball and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

The Most Challenging Issues in Implementing Perkins V – Michael Brustein and Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Help Me, ESSER! Hot Topics and Updates – Julia Martin and Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Serving Students with Disabilities: Recent Guidance and Updates – Jennifer Mauskapf and Madelaine Cleghorn, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (1:30 – 2:45 PM)

Twist and Shout! EDGAR Hot Topics – Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

WIOA and ARP – Michael Brustein and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Equitable Services and EANs – Bonnie Graham and Andrew Ball, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

IDEA Fiscal Hot Topics – Tiffany Kesslar and Madelaine Cleghorn, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

2:45 – 3:15 PM

Break

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (3:15 – 4:30 PM)

Time and Effort Requirements and Flexibilities – Steven Spillan and Aaron Kramer Brosnan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

HEERF Updates – Bonnie Graham and Andrew Ball, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Student Data Counts and Other Challenges – Steven Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Office of Civil Rights Under New Administration – Jennifer Mauskapf, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Friday, December 3

7:00 – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 AM

How Sweet It Is to Claim Indirect on Stimulus Funds – Bonnie Graham, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Monitoring Stimulus Funds – Steven Spillan, Brustein and Manasevit, PLLC

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Come Together! Braiding Stimulus Funds for Sustainability – Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

11:15 – 12:00 PM

Title IX: Court Cases, Interpretations, and Regulatory Updates – Julia Martin, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Attorney Q&A Panel