ERIC Number: ED226416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Don't Handicap Your Discipline Policies.
Splitt, David A.
Updating School Board Policies, v13 n10 Nov 1982
Discipline of handicapped students is the topic of the lead article in this publication. The author first reviews recent cases regarding expulsion of handicapped students, including "Kaelin v. Grubbs," a 1982 case finding that the same due process procedures that apply to changing the educational placement for handicapped students must also apply to a proposed expulsion. The author then describes two proposed regulations under Public Law 94-142 that in his opinion do not provide true policy guidelines for schools. He then offers his suggestions for fashioning a policy that addresses the overall problem of student discipline and placement of handicapped students based on the premise that a good discipline policy is applicable uniformly to all students--even handicapped. He suggests that a student who is a candidate for a suspension of more than 3 days should be viewed as a child in need of assessment and possible placement. Minor suspension policies are also reviewed. The remainder of the publication consists of three short articles on three separate topics: the trend toward "get tough" district discipline policies, a method for raising school system morale by recognizing those who contribute positively to schools, and suggestions for school board policies on student fundraising events. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC. Educational Policies Service.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act