Celynda L. Brasher and Michelle H. Basi presented at the 35th Annual MO-CASE Conference on September 24, 2012 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The MO-CASE Conference is the largest annual meeting of Special Education Administrators held in the state. Ms. Brasher and Ms. Basi’s presentation, titled, “Transitions: The Big Two – Transition Plans and Graduation (the Ultimate Transition),” addressed the legal requirements for graduation and transition plans under the IDEA, and provided practical guidance on developing and implementing effective and legally compliant transition plans.
Celynda L. Brasher is a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. She practices in the areas of education, litigation and labor and employment law. Celynda represents numerous school districts throughout Missouri. She regularly advises boards of education and administrators on matters involving employee hiring, evaluation, remediation, and termination; student rights and discipline; special education; Section 504; school finance; civil rights; employment and business contracts; the Open Meetings Act; church/state issues; and other constitutional matters. Celynda also represents public, private, and non-profit employers in discrimination defense, collective bargaining, union organization, unemployment compensation, wage/hour compliance and terminations, as well as a variety of other employment law areas. Celynda has extensive litigation experience in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies.
Michelle Hammond Basi practices in the areas of school law, special education, school litigation, and labor and employment law. Michelle represents school districts throughout Missouri with respect to employment and termination matters, special education, Section 504, student discipline and student rights, civil rights, and church/state issues. Michelle has successfully represented school districts in student and employment matters before various federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and the Office for Civil Rights. She is also a regular speaker at statewide and regional school law conferences.