New DOE Guidance: Discipline and Special Ed.

with
Dr. Jim Castagnera
On-Demand
From $129.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Education law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will detail the steps you must follow to comply with the Department of Education guidance for students receiving Special Education services. You will learn how to take full advantage of the new resources.

What You'll Learn

  • Handbooks containing evidence-based guidance on how to effectively use the $130 billion in federal funding to address the impacts of the pandemic
  • A fact sheet on how schools can ensure that students with disabilities receive a free, appropriate public education
  • Guidance to help you fulfill your responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities
  • Strategies to avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline under Section 504

Training Overview

How will new DOE special education guidance affect your school? Learn how.

On July 19, the Department of Education released new guidance to help schools support students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of discipline.  As the new school year begins, now is an ideal time to consider the new guidance and proactively address any issues that could lead to future legal liability.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona explained, “The Department has taken steps to address the needs of schools by providing substantial resources to support the challenging work of setting all students up for success and meeting their academic, behavioral, and mental health needs.”  The resources include:

Handbooks containing evidence-based guidance on how to effectively use the $130 billion in federal funding to address the impacts of the pandemic

  • A fact sheet on how schools can ensure that students with disabilities receive a free, appropriate public education
  • Guidance to help you fulfill your responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities
  • Strategies to avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline under Section 504

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents
  • District administrators
  • Special education directors
  • Special education teachers
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Charter school board members
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Diversity and equity officers
  • Department chairs
  • Clinical staff
  • Program directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Education nonprofit groups
  • Community engagement professionals
  • School leaders
  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Learning strategists
  • Literacy coaches
  • Future teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Student services directors
  • School curriculum directors
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Behavior specialists
  • School district legal counsel
  • Compliance officers

Expert Presenter

Dr. Jim Castagnera

  • President of Dr. Jim’s One-Stop HR Shop, a full-service HR law and compliance company
  • Partner with Portum Group International LLC, a data-privacy and compliance-consulting firm
  • Of Counsel to WIBC Law, a business-law boutique
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • Arbitrator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Served for 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where he received the university’s highest annual award for distinguished service
  • Taught at UT-Austin and Widener University Law School as a full-time law professor
  • Previously worked as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University

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