Seclusion and Restraint: How to Adhere to New DOE Guidance

with
Richard F. Verstegen
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Training Includes:
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  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Educational law expert Rick Verstegen will explain the critical legal issues impacting the discipline of students with disabilities. You will learn how to avoid any legal or political issues that may arise.

What You'll Learn

  • What laws cover students with disabilities?
  • How does the Department of Education’s new guidance interpret the laws?
  • What policies and practices must you change?
  • When is it appropriate to use restraint and seclusion?
  • What options do you have to discipline special education students?
  • Will the guidance be enforced? How?

Training Overview

How will new DOE guidance affect your school? Discover new DOE guidance limiting seclusion and restraint.

On July 19, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released several guidance documents concerning student discipline and the rights of students with disabilities. As the new school year begins, now is the time to consider the new guidance and proactively address any issues that could lead to future legal liability. 

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona stated that students with disabilities often face harsh and exclusionary disciplinary action. You need to understand this new federal guidance and its relationship to state laws to use proper disciplinary methods and adhere to reporting requirements for seclusion and restraint.

  • What laws cover students with disabilities?
  • How does the Department of Education’s new guidance interpret the laws?
  • What policies and practices must you change?
  • When is it appropriate to use restraint and seclusion?
  • What options do you have to discipline special education students?
  • Will the guidance be enforced? How?

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Superintendents
  • Deputy, associate, and assistant superintendents
  • Directors of special education
  • Diversity and equity officers
  • Directors of curriculum and instruction
  • Education nonprofit groups
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Student services directors
  • Board members
  • Principals
  • Vice principals and assistant principals

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen 

  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School

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