Discipline in Special Education

Discipline in Special Education

By: Allan G. Osborne (editor), Charles J. Russo (editor)Paperback

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'This practical, easy-to-follow guide is an informative and well-organized resource for busy administrators who are trying to run safe, orderly schools' -Lois F. Berlin, Superintendent Falls Church City Public Schools, VA 'The authors present readable, practical guidelines detailing the full spectrum of discipline-related legal issues impacting students with special needs'-Kevin P. Brady, Assistant Professor North Carolina State University Leading experts Allan G. Osborne, Jr., and Charles J. Russo illustrate how existing legislation affects the rights of students with disabilities and provides educators with clear guidelines for taking suitable disciplinary actions under the reauthorization of IDEA 2004. Ideal for school principals, assistant principals, guidance counsellors, school board members, and special education faculty, this resource includes frequently asked questions, a glossary of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations for easy reference. In language that is current and reader friendly, this book also: - Analyzes case law, including Honig v. Doe, the primary court decision concerned with disciplining students with disabilities - Offers a thorough overview of IDEA's many detailed disciplinary mandates and provides suggestions for implementing each of the mandates - Clarifies the IDEA provisions that protect students to help ensure they are not being disciplined for actions that stem from their disabilities Discipline in Special Education helps school personnel gain a solid foundation for making disciplinary decisions that are fair and legal.

About Author

Allan G. Osborne, Jr. is the retired principal of the Snug Harbor Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. During his 34 years in public education, he served as a special education teacher, a director of special education, an assistant principal, and a principal. He has also served as an adjunct professor of special education and education law at several colleges, including Bridgewater State University and American International University. Osborne earned an EdD in educational leadership from Boston College and an MEd in special education from Fitchburg State College (now Fitchburg State University) in Massachusetts. He received a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Osborne has authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and textbooks on legal issues in education, along with textbooks on other aspects of education. Although he writes and presents in several areas of educational law, he specializes in legal and policy issues in special education. He is the coauthor, with Charles J. Russo, of five texts published by Corwin, a SAGE company. A past president of the Education Law Association (ELA), Osborne has been an attendee and presenter at most ELA conferences since 1991. He has also written a chapter now titled "Students With Disabilities" for the Yearbook of Education Law, published by ELA, since 1990. He is on the editorial advisory committee of West's Education Law Reporter and is coeditor of the "Education Law Into Practice" section of that journal, which is sponsored by ELA. He is also on the editorial boards of several other education journals. In recognition of his contributions to the field of education law, Osborne was presented with the McGhehey Award by ELA in 2008, the highest award given by the organization. He is also the recipient of the City of Quincy Human Rights Award, the Financial Executives Institute of Massachusetts Principals Award, the Junior Achievement of Massachusetts Principals Award, and several community service awards. Charles J. Russo, JD, EdD, is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton. He was the 1998-1999 president of the Education Law Association and 2002 recipient of its McGhehey (Achievement) Award. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals; has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited 40 books; and has in excess of 800 publications. Russo also speaks extensively on issues in education law in the United States and abroad. Along with having spoken in 33 states and 25 nations on 6 continents, Russo has taught summer courses in England, Spain, and Thailand; he also has served as a visiting professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and the University of Newcastle, Australia; the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; South East European University, Macedonia; the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa; the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He regularly serves as a visiting professor at the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University. Before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton as professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration in July 1996, Russo taught at the University of Kentucky in Lexington from August 1992 to July 1996 and at Fordham University in his native New York City from September 1989 to July 1992. He taught high school for 81/2 years before and after graduation from law school. He received a BA (classical civilization) in 1972, a JD in 1983, and an EdD (educational administration and supervision) in 1989 from St. John's University in New York City. He also received a master of divinity degree from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York, in 1978, as well as a PhD Honoris Causa from the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University, South Africa, in May 2004 for his contributions to the field of education law.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Education and the American Legal System Introduction Sources of Law Court Systems Legal Resources and References Understanding Legal Citations Summary References 2. Discipline in the Public Schools Introduction Student Rights and School Punishments Due Process The Fourth Amendment Rights of Students Summary References 3. Laws Affecting Discipline for Students With Disabilities Introduction Statutes Relevant to Students With Disabilities Early Case Law Amendments to the IDEA Summary References 4. Removal of Students From General Educational Settings Introduction Authority of School Personnel Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans Expulsions of Students With Disabilities Suspensions of Students With Disabilities Manifestation Determinations Hearings to Challenge Manifestation Determinations Summary References 5. Transfers to More Restrictive Settings Introduction Changes in Placement to More Restrictive Environments Transfers to Interim Alternative Placements for Weapon or Drug Violations or Infliction of Serious Bodily Injuries Injunctions to Remove Dangerous and/or Disruptive Students Summary References 6. Other Disciplinary Considerations Minor Disciplinary Sanctions Rights of Students Not Yet Identified as Having Disabilities Rights of Former Special Education Students Effect on the Juvenile Court and Law Enforcement Agencies Summary References 7. Conclusions and Recommendations for Practice Introduction Required Due Process Manifestation Determination Emergency Removals Summary References Resource A: Provisions of the IDEA Relevant to Discipline Resource B: IDEA Regulations Relevant to Discipline Resource C: Honig v. Doe Resource D: Useful Education Law Web Sites Resource E: Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412955119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781412955119
  • ISBN10: 1412955114

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