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Legal Do's & Don'ts for K-12 Educators: Discipline Students with Disabilities


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Disciplining disabled students in schools today involves extensive legal risk and liability. School administrators must know how they can and cannot take disciplinary action on students who are classified as disabled. In this webinar, you and your staff will learn essential tips on how to legally confront and handle bad behavior from students with disabilities. Join us for this can't miss, 60-minute webinar where you will discover:

  • Due process & the disabled child - What you must know to stay compliant
  • IDEA requirements & obligations for your school: Know the facts
  • Manifestation review: What to do when manifestation is identified
  • IEP Meetings: How to make sure everyone walks away with a resolution

Program Highlights

  • Tips to Comply with Due Process and the Disabled Child

    • Due process for disabled students: What constitutes life, liberty & property
    • Special considerations that protect the disabled student: Know them all
    • Potential loopholes: What you need to know before lawsuits arise
  • The Role of IDEA and Student Discipline: Stay Compliant & Avoid Legal Trouble

    • Manifestation Determination: The link between behavior & disability
    • Potential penalties for violating IDEA: Prepare properly, avoid liability
    • How to hold successful & proactive IEP meetings that guarantee resolutions
  • Manifestation Determinations: Steps You Must Take to Stay in Compliance

    • Important timelines and deadlines for manifestation reviews
    • What to do if behavior is determined a manifestation, and if it isn't
    • Rights of non-classified students: What your school faculty must know
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

James Evans has more than 20 years experience representing commercial entities and educational institutions.

  • He advises private and public educational institutions concerning multiple matters, including labor and employment, student discipline, regulatory compliance, constitutional law, contract claims, and risk management. He also advises schools regarding policy development and implementation and audits clients for the sufficiency of their policies.
  • James has successfully defended several public and private schools against a host of claims, including civil rights claims in both state and federal courts, employee disciplinary matters under Education Law § 3020-a and Civil Service Law § 75, contract issues, and construction disputes, among many others.
  • James is a frequent speaker on issues relative to education law and commercial litigation. He is an Assistant Professor of Education at Le Moyne College and a member of the New York State Bar Association, the National School Boards Association, and the American Bar Association.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover how to approach behavioral issues in students with disabilities in a way that allows your school to avoid any potential legal liability.