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FREE WEBINAR: Three High Liability Issues with the Management of Special Needs Students

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

The TASA Group, Inc. Presents: Three High Liability Issues with the Management of Special Needs Students

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EXPERT TEAM FOR U.S. CONGRESS SAYS MARINETTE HIGH SCHOOL HOSTAGE CRISIS WAS LIKELY PREVENTABLE

A team of school safety experts who provide a special report to congress say that the hostage situation at Marinette High School by Sophomore Samuel Hengel was likely preventable.

The team believes that there appears to have been a lack of proper exterior monitoring and training of staff to visually detect weapons and threats which possibly led to the hostage situation.

“With the exception of the police and the classroom teacher who resolved the situation, the school district of Marinette should be asking themselves some difficult questions”, states congressional report team member Andy Demidont.” How did a student who allegedly had problems, go undetected by the counselors, the principal and the teaching staff? This is the question the press needs to be asking.”

THE STATE OF SCHOOL SAFETY IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS

SCHOOL SAFETY REPORT PAINTS GRIM PICTURE OF SAFETY IN U.S. SUBURBAN AND RURAL SCHOOLS

A new report entitled “The State of School Safety in American Schools” speaks of sexual assault, violent cliques and violent parents as commonplace in the nation’s schools.

The report was developed by the SERAPH Research team of SERAPH.net a group composed of educators and crime researchers. The team used interviews with 1,520 educators, 925 law enforcement officials and numerous scientific studies to create a detailed assessment of problems facing American schools.

SERAPH VP BEGINS WEEKLY EDUCATION COLUMN

Andreas Demidont is the Vice President of Educational Programs and Services of SERAPH a national school safety and management firm.
Demidont is a retired school superintendent who has received national awards for his work as an educator from the U.S. Department of Education.

“I was asked by the editors of the Daily American to write a weekly column from and school administrators perspective”, states Demidont. “I was happy to provide my experience to this critical subject.”

Demidont’s current column, “Education Reforms, the new McCarthyism” is available at http://www.dailyamerican.com/articles/2010/10/27/opinion/columns/column030.txt

EXPERT GROUP RELEASES LIST OF U.S. SCHOOL SECURITY ISSUES FOR 2011

The SERAPH Research Team which provides a biyearly school safety report for Congress has released its “FIVE CRITICAL SCHOOL SECURITY ISSUES list.

The list was developed from interviews with teachers, school security personnel, police and principals from 120 school districts throughout the United States.

  1. LACK OF ACCURATE UNDERSTANDING OF SECURITY ISSUES – Many schools and school districts have performed poor assessments of their school safety as it relates to everyday management of the schools.

Schools have security audits performed which focus on physical security such as cameras and emergency plans. These audits do not address classroom management, sub cultural groups, educational objectives, special education, negative behavior cliques and sexual issues.

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The TASA Group Presents:

School Safety: Five High Liability Issues for Public Schools

On November 18, 2009, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with school security experts Dale Yeager and Andy Demidont, presented a one-house, interactive webinar for attorneys involved with public schools. The webinar will cover five key issues related to safety and security problems in elementary, middle and high schools:

  • Lack of Accurate Understanding of Safety Issues: Planning Without Assessment, Guessing Is Not Planning.
  • Reaction and Prediction
  • Poor Management of Schools: The Real Issue in School Safety.