Archive for March, 2011
Virginia Tech will have to pay the maximum $55,000 fine for violating federal law by waiting too long to notify students during the 2007 shooting rampage but will not lose any federal student aid, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.
Department officials wrote in a letter to the school that the sanction should have been greater for the school’s slow response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The $55,000 fine was the most the department could levy for Tech’s two violations of the federal Clery Act, which requires timely reporting of crimes on campus.
To help teachers and school administrators deal with issues of bullying on campus, Neumann University will host a workshop entitled School Safety: Solutions to Cliques, Truancy and Bullying on March 22 at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, PA. March 22, 2011.
The program runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with presenter Dale Yeager, a nationally recognized school safety expert, who works with schools and government agencies across the country and overseas on safety issues.
Dale Yeager a criminal analyst, who worked for the Boulder District Attorney’s office in 1997 on the original murder investigation of JonBenet Ramsey, has released a book on bullying titled “3 Myths About Bullying” What Every Parent and Grandparent Should know to Protect Children and Grandchildren.
The book focuses on inaccurate information about bullying that Yeager says can endanger children.
“After 20 years working on criminal cases involving child on child violence I have acquired information on the causes of bullying which conflict with many of the ideas parents’ have.” says Yeager.
The book focuses on three myths:
The TASA Group and SERAPH present a free webinar on Legal Liability and Special Needs Students.
During this program, the presenter will cover three key issues related to safety and security problems involving special needs students in elementary, middle and high school:
* Lack of Accurate Understanding of Federal Law Regarding Special Education
* Safety Concerns: A Management Issue
* Poor Management of Students: The Real Problem