Our online courses provide effective and timely technical assistance to Districts, utilizing best practices to help you and your staff comply with the federal and state-mandated legal requirements that protect the rights of students, reduce the risk of potential liability, and create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and staff. These courses are available individually or you can contact us to create a learning program that best meets your long term needs.
LEGAL COMPLIANCE TRAINING MODULES:
DISCIPLINE BASICS: SUSPENSIONS & EXPULSION PROCEDURES
Understand AB1729 Amendments to support reducing exclusionary discipline for all students and minimize the disproportionate impact on students of color and other marginalized groups. Participants will also review segments of the Education Code disciplinary code of conduct that often confuse administrators as well as distinguish between discretionary and mandatory recommendations for expulsion.
SPECIAL EDUCATION DISCIPLINE
Understand the intersection of special education discipline and the general discipline process; and learn the safeguards needed to protect students with special needs.
INVESTIGATION & DUE PROCESS: PROTECTING STUDENT RIGHTS
Understand the disciplinary investigation process, including the development of the expulsion packet, which includes:
- Understanding the burden of proof
- Introducing evidence
- Questioning Witnesses
This course also outlines the role of the administrative panel and the requirement to create findings of fact for the Governing Board.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT STAFF TRAINING
Learn how to discuss sexual harassment and sexual violence with students and parents and develop effective responses to sexually inappropriate behaviors. exclusionary discipline.
BULLYING TRAINING MODULES
Bullying: How School Districts Can Accelerate Prevention and Create Safe Schools
Examine the impact of bullying on students and school climate; and learn best practices for school administrators, staff and students to recognize bullying behaviors, effectively intervene and accelerate a systemic, institutional change to reverse the impact of bullying.
Bullying and Protected Classes: Understanding the Overlap Between Federal and State Law Requirements
Understand the legally required response when bullying impacts a member of a protected class, such as race, gender identity, disability, etc. Review sample effective UCP and Bullying policies. And examine both federal and state anti-discrimination law requirements and provides guidance and clarity regarding the response required by a district to ensure compliance with both sets of laws and to minimize the likelihood of the Office for Civil Rights finding a compliance violation.
Bullying: Transgender Students, Privacy and Facilities and Creating Safe Schools
Examine the special considerations that arise for transgender students, the related federal and state laws, and appropriate ways to intervene when gender identity or gender expression is the target of bullying behavior.