ERIC Number: ED455650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Prevention Research & the IDEA Discipline Provisions: A Guide for School Administrators.
This guide from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education is designed to assist school administrators in understanding the challenges faced in creating safe, effective learning environments, whole school practices that have dramatically increased effective learning environments, and under what circumstances a child with a disability may be removed from his or her school for disciplinary reasons. It begins by addressing the incidence of behavior problems in schools and the use of ineffective strategies, and then discusses how negative behavior impacts the school environment and how schools can use schoolwide responses to successfully provide behavior support to all students. A brief summary is provided of positive behavioral intervention and supports and data discussing problem behavior prevention is cited. The guide then explains legal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 that allow school personnel to remove a student with a disability for 10 consecutive school days for violations of the school code of conduct, and allows a change of placement of a child with a disability to an appropriate interim alternative educational setting for up to 45 days for special circumstances. A list of additional resources is provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Illegal Drug Use, Prevention, School Safety, Student Placement, Suspension, Weapons
Office of Special Education Programs (ED), US Dept. of Education, MES Bldg., Rm. 3086, 600 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-2570. Tel: 202-205-5507; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997