ACSI identifies, analyzes, and works with a broad array of legal, regulatory, and legislative issues. The team is led by P. George Tryfiates, Vice President for Public Policy & Legal Affairs, who works in Washington, DC on a wide array of legislative and policy matters with a focus on federal issues. Philip Scott, Vice President for Legal Affairs, also in the Washington, DC office, handles a broad range of legal and legislative matters. The team is also joined by Dr. Jay McCurry, National Director for State Advocacy, and Rebecca VanDeMark, Public Policy & Legal Affairs Assistant. Throughout the year the PPLA team offers a variety of different events and ways to connect with others in the community specifically with the PPLA Summit (held in September), and One Day Legal Events. 


2023 PPLA Summit

Join us this September for a very special Public Policy and Advocacy Summit. Tickets include:

  • Monday Evening Opening Gala Dinner at Museum of the Bible
  • Tuesday Training and Special Guest Speakers
  • Advocacy Training
  • Encouragement for How to Do Public Policy
  • Opportunities for learning how to Advocate on the Hill and Back at Home
  • Alumni Track Options
  • Opportunity to register for a Pre-Conference Legal Training (extra cost)
  • CEU credit
  • Opportunities to connect with fellow Heads of Schools
  • Meals and Snacks for Monday Evening and Tuesday
  • Opportunities to connect with Speakers, ACSI Staff, and the PPLA Team


HR & Employment Law for Christian Schools

A common challenge for Christian schools is the ability to keep up with all the laws that impact recruiting, interviewing, and hiring employees. Most schools do not have the resources for a Human Resource department to constantly study all the changes federal and state laws that have to do with employment. HR has become a complex issue when dealing with applications, contracts, benefits, and even dismissal if needed. Determining what laws apply can be very challenging for any school leader. This event is designed to help Christian school leaders negotiate the complex process of Human Resources and Employment laws. This is a six-hour session that includes a CEU for participation.

  • Winston-Salem, NC | March 20, 2023
  • Atlanta, GA | April 20, 2023
  • Springfield, MA l May 4, 2023

* These are our ACSI Max Events. For more information please visit our ACSI MAX Events page.

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2023 PPLA Summit




Find out more about this special event, including speaker bios, hotel discount codes, etc. HERE!

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