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School Discipline Basics for Attorneys

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This CLE course will provide an overview of the laws applicable to the discipline of general education students and of students with disabilities (IEPs and 504s). The course is for school attorneys, parent attorneys, disability attorneys, educators, school board members, and attorneys in other practice areas who have an interest in school law and legally compliant student disciplinary procedures. In this guide to discipline of students you will learn about the laws that govern student discipline and how to advocate for students and their families who have experienced exclusionary discipline.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Consequences of school discipline
  • Sources of school discipline law
  • Legal protections for students experiencing suspensions or expulsions
  • Special protections for students with special needs
  • School Board Hearings
  • Home instruction
  • Alternative Education
  • Search and Seizures
  • Charter Schools

Lecturer Bio

Shira Baron, Esq.

Shira Baron is an Equal Justice Works fellow, sponsored by the Norflet Progress Fund. Her work focuses on using litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline as it impacts Newark’s students. Prior to joining ELC, Shira served as a math and science teacher in Chicago and New York. She received a B.A. with honors from University of Michigan and a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law.

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