ERIC Number: ED234527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Expulsion and Handicapped Students. Technical Assistance Paper, No. 1.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
A Florida State Department of Education technical assistance paper on expulsion of handicapped students is presented. Contents are as follows: historical information on court decisions, issues questions and answers, brief summaries of seven court cases dealing with expulsion of handicapped students, and sample materials from three local school districts. It is noted that the school district must conduct a staff meeting to determine whether a student's misconduct bears a relationship to his/her handicapping condition, while meeting federal and state requirements. An additional requirement is that the school district must conduct an individualized education program meeting. Attention is also directed to the following topics: possible alternative placements for the student, the application of the school district's code of student conduct, and procedural safeguards available to the parents of a handicapped student whose program and placement are being reviewed. The sample materials pertain to crisis intervention, secondary school principal's workshop on suspension/expulsion of handicapped children, and suspension policy. Forms for notifying parents and committees are included. The following court cases are described in terms of facts, issues, and findings: "Stuart vs. Nappi (Connecticut, 1978),""Howard S. vs. Friendswood Independent School District (Texas, 1978),""Sherry vs. New York State Education Department (New York, 1979),""DOE vs. Koger (Indiana, 1979),""Mrs. A. J. vs. Special School District No. 1 (Minnesota, 1979),""P-1 vs. Shedd (Connecticut, 1980)," and "S-1 vs. Turlington (Florida, 1981)." (SW)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Crisis Intervention, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Individualized Education Programs, School Districts, School Policy, Student Placement, Suspension, Workshops
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.