Discipline of General Education, Special Education & Section 504 Students

$210.00

Live Broadcast on June 22, 2018

CLE Credits earned: 3 GEN

Discipline of students is a challenge due to the competing interests of school safety and individual rights, especially now in the aftermath of Parkland. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of various laws governing school discipline of all students, and provide guidance to all school/education law attorneys on the different levels of due process required.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Constitutional due process in student discipline cases
•   Federal rights of students with disabilities in discipline cases
•   Manifestation Determination Reviews

Date / Time: June 22, 2018

•   3:00 pm – 6:15 pm Eastern
•   2:00 pm – 5:15 pm Central
•   1:00 pm – 4:15 pm Mountain
•   12:00 pm – 3:15 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: June 22, 2018

Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Esq., is a 30+ year litigation attorney whose practice is devoted to education and special education matters on behalf of students and their families. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her law degree from Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac) University. Lori began advocating for special needs students when her own son, now 22 years old, was found eligible for special education when he was in Kindergarten. Lori is regularly involved in eligibility and IEP meetings, MDRs, disciplinary due process hearings, OCR, IDEA Due Process, and DDD appeals. She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in NY, NJ and AZ, and the 9th Circuit, and is AV-rated (5.0 out of 5.0). Lori recently prevailed in a case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that involved appropriateness of a school’s selection of location of a school for a student on the spectrum.


Hope N. Kirsch, M.A.(Ed.), Esq., is a licensed special education teacher and 25-year attorney. She practices special education law with her sister, Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, at Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, representing K-12 and higher education students throughout Arizona in school-related matters including advocacy, Due Process, 504s, OCR, discipline and bullying. Hope was a special education teacher and coordinator in the New York City public schools for 18 years where she worked with the most challenging populations and supervised and trained teachers in teaching strategies, curriculum development, writing IEPs and behavior management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in special education from Boston University, a Master’s degree in special education from NYU, 30+ post-graduate credits in educational supervision and administration, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to the state and federal district courts in New York, New Jersey, Arizona and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Hope was instrumental in the passage of the first legislation in Arizona addressing restraint and seclusion and is currently involved in expanding that legislation. Hope is an AV® Preeminent rated attorney by her peers and judges (5.0 out of 5.0), representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Superior Court of Arizona.

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Section I. Sources of school discipline law

Section II. Federal laws regarding school safety

Section III. The history of student discipline due process

Section IV. What educators need to know about Constitutional rights of students

Section V. Corporal punishment

Section VI. Federal laws governing discipline of students with disabilities

Section VII. Manifestation Determination Reviews (“MDRs”)

Section VIII. Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)

Section IX. Restraint and seclusion

Section X. Hearings and appeals

Section XI. Legal remedies for students