Student Discipline Academy | Other Means of Correction, Suspension, Expulsion, and Appeals
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Student Discipline Academy
Other Means of Correction, Suspension,
Expulsion, and Appeals
March 19, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Alternatives to Expulsion/Other Means of Correction
The Education Code seeks to ensure that school discipline policies and practices are safe, positive, supportive, and equitable. In recent years, concern has grown about the impact of suspensions and expulsions on minority students and students of color. Data shows the students of color are disproportionately suspended and expelled from school. The public policy of the state and the purpose of Education Code section 48900.5 is to provide effective interventions for students to help students change their behavior and avoid exclusion from school. This session will discuss the various alternatives to suspension set forth in the Education Code.
March 26, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Presenting/Prosecuting the Expulsion Case
This session will touch upon the variety of steps to be taken in preparing an expulsion case for presentation to the administrative hearing panel, including investigation of the alleged misconduct, preparation of the suspension and expulsion paperwork, identifying and preparing witnesses for testimony, anticipating defenses and legal arguments, and marking and presenting evidence at the hearing.
April 16, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Serving on/Advising the Administrative Hearing Panel
This session highlights the “must do activities” of the Student Services Director tasked with arranging and presiding over the expulsion hearing panel. This session also covers the panel’s special role and required procedure to consider student/staff witness statements of those witnesses afraid to reveal their identity or testify in person due to fear of psychological and/or physical harm. Attendees will be taught the practical differences between hearsay evidence and direct evidence in non-legal terms. Attendees will leave this session with the essential information they need to serve as fair minded and effective panel members.
April 23, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Appearing before the Board and/or COE
The Education Code authorizes parents to appeal the expulsion of their children to the district’s governing board of education. Further, the law authorizes an additional and final appeal of school board’s expulsion order to the county board of education. This session will focus on the various issues that arise during appeal hearings to a school district’s governing board of education and a county board of education. Members of this panel have extensive experience with school boards and county boards and the decision making processes utilized by both bodies.
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$199 Per person or $169 Per person for 2 or more from the same district. *All sessions included in fee.
Make checks and purchase orders payable to AALRR.
**Cancellations must be received in writing by 3/12/2021 to receive a refund. Refunds will not be given after this date.