Printed material from the Symposium presented by Teri E. Engler, Esq.
Discipline of students with disabilities is a consistently contentious and often complex area of IDEA and Section 504 law — one where it is all too easy for school districts to make costly missteps. These materials identify and analyze 12 of the most common mistakes schools make, with particular emphasis on recent case law and practical strategies for improving school district procedures in each of the “Dirty Dozen” areas. They also provide a step-by-step framework for handling complex discipline situations, including those in which administrators must account for the role of law enforcement, address circumstances involving multiple students, and consider constitutional issues and/or FERPA confidentiality provisions.
Symposium 1 was held April 29, 2015 in Denver, Colo., in conjunction with the 36th National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities® (April 26 - 29, 2015).