ERIC Number: ED439567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Safe Schools--Safe Students: Guidelines for Implementing Discipline Procedures under the New Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A Resource Guide for School Boards, Superintendents, Directors, Principals, Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents. Second Edition.
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
This resource guide is designed to assist practitioners in implementing the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as they make decisions regarding the education placements of students with disabilities who exhibit dangerous behaviors. In addition, suggestions are included to assist schools in developing plans to create safe and secure environments for all students. Specific sections address: (1) steps to developing a schoolwide plan, including establishing a team, conducting a safety needs assessment, reviewing existing policies and procedures, identifying goals and developing, evaluating and refining the plan; (2) IDEA amendments regulating short- and long-term suspension, expulsion, cessation of services, discipline for students not yet eligible for special education, and notification to law enforcement officials; (3) the role of the school Individualized Education Programs (IEP) team, functional behavioral assessments, manifestation determinations, behavior intervention planning, and Interim Alternative Educational Setting requirements; (4) due process procedures in IDEA; (5) required data collection and confidentiality in electronic records transmission; and (6) professional development/training best practice recommendations. A glossary of related terms is included. Appendices contain a safe school plan format, referral forms, behavior management forms, decision making reference materials, and an IDEA discipline process flowchart and narrative guide. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Expulsion, Federal Legislation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, School Responsibility, School Safety, Student Placement, Student Records, Suspension, Violence
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc., 615 16th St., N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104. Tel: 505-243-7622.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997