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Special Education: FEDERAL SCHOOL FUNDING CRISIS FOR ALL LOCAL DISTRICTS

School-Funding SERAPH

School-Funding SERAPH

 

The current influx of undocumented immigrant children from Central and South America has created a financial crisis for school districts throughout the United States.

 
Headlines from nation’s newspapers tell the tale of financial stress as school districts’ seek aide from the federal government.

 

  • Illegal border children taxing resources inside U.S. schools USA TODAY
  • Illegal Immigrant Children In The Classroom, Schools Brace For 50,000 New Students
  • Cost of educating new class of illegal immigrant minors estimated at over $760M

 

Court Upholds Conviction Of Principal Who Failed To Immediately Report Student Rape

Christopher Smith Muncie Central High School

Christopher Smith Muncie Central High School

USA TODAY

The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a former principal’s conviction for failing to immediately report a student’s rape in a school bathroom.

Christopher Smith, former principal of Muncie Central High School, was convicted in 2012 of the misdemeanor charge after he waited four hours to tell the Indiana Department of Child Services that a student had been raped by another student in a school bathroom.

Smith challenged his conviction, arguing he’d been looking into the validity of the allegations before calling police and did not realize minor-on-minor rape constituted child abuse. He also claimed the law that required him to “immediately” report child abuse was vague.

LIABILITY ISSUES WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

The TASA Group

The TASA Group

Attorneys – School Administrators – School Board Members

 

On Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with school safety experts Andy Demidont and Dale Yeager, will present a free, one-hour, interactive webinar, LIABILITY ISSUES WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS, for all legal professionals. Click here to register for this webinar.

SERAPH School Safety & Education Management

A WELL MANAGED SCHOOL IS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE SCHOOL

 

SERAPH SCHOOL SERVICES provides problem solving for School Administrators, School Boards and Departments of Education.

Michael Smerconish talks to Profiler Dale Yeager on the Sandy Hook Tragedy

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Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, newspaper columnist, author and MSNBC contributor.

Michael talks to profiler Dale Yeager on the Sandy Hook Tragedy on Soundcloud.

Smerconish has often been recognized for his radio work. Talkers Magazine has consistently named him one of America’s most important talk show hosts. In 2009, prior to his syndication, Radio and Records named him the nation’s Local Personality of the Year. In 2011, the National Association of Broadcasters selected him as a Marconi Award finalist in the category of Best Network/Syndicated Host. He has often been the recipient of several (Philadelphia) Achievement in Radio awards, including Best Talk Show Host and Best Evening Program. Philadelphia Magazine has named him the City’s best talk show host, as well as one of the City’s most powerful citizens.

NEW FIRST OF ITS KIND NATIONAL PROGRAM TO HELP U.S. SCHOOLS WITH SCHOOL SAFETY PROBLEMS ANNOUNCED

A new national coalition of School Safety experts announced today the development of a “Super School Security Audit” program.

The program brings together a comprehensive auditing of emergency readiness, physical security [cameras, web based security, etc.] and climate assessment [classroom management, leadership evaluations, special education] by experienced law enforcement and education professionals.
“This is the first time that law enforcement and school administers have come together to create a comprehensive auditing process for School Safety, Emergency Response and Education Management”, states SERAPH CEO Dale Yeager.
The new process will allow schools officials to have an audit performed of their policies, training, management systems and security hardware to evaluate whether these systems are preventing safety and security issues.
“Many school districts’ do not have a formal process to accurately assess from a security perspective what is happening behind the scenes of their schools”, says Yeager. “This new process will provide them with accurate information and more importantly solutions to specific safety issues.
The new audit process also provides important documentation for schools to apply for Federal monies.
Yeager says, “The U.S. Department of Education requires climate assessments of Special Education departments and comprehensive assessment of security and safety issues. “Without this examination of their districts they will lose much needed Federal grant money.

Congressional School Safety Expert Says School Bus Beating, Evidence Of Poor Management By School Administrators

Dale Yeager a school safety expert says that the recent school bus beating of a 13 year old girl in Marion County School District is indicative of the poor management of students and staff that he sees as epidemic throughout U.S. schools.

Yeager who heads a research team which has provided three reports to Congress on school safety says the lack of training and management is at the heart of school bus related crime.

“Over the last 20 years and 28,000 schools we find a serious issue with the management of staff and students. This is at the heart of crimes such as this one, states Yeager. The dirty secret in American education is that disconnected and lazy Administrators significantly contribute to crimes against students.”

U.S. JUSTICE DEPT STUDY INDICATES ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES MAY HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON STUDENTS

http://www.seraph.net/services/school-safety-and-education-management/

public-schools-zero-tolerance SERAPH School Services

A recently published research brief by Child Trends, “Multiple Responses, Promising Results: Evidence-Based, Non punitive Alternatives To Zero Tolerance,” suggests that zero tolerance school discipline policies have not been proven effective by research and may have negative effects, making students more likely to drop out and less likely to graduate on time. Instead, the brief recommends the use of non punitive disciplinary action, such as behavior interventions, social skills classes, and character education.

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Neumann University Bullying Workshop for School Officials and School Board Members March 22

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.

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS FIND JOBS AT SCHOOLS

By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY

Registered sex offenders are getting jobs in schools as teachers, administrators, volunteers and contractors, despite state laws that prohibit them from contact with children, a government watchdog report says. And school officials in some states enable misconduct to continue by ignoring red flags during hiring or by covering up the firing of sexual offenders, according to the report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

The report, obtained by USA TODAY, is based on a review of 15 cases in 11 states over the last decade involving people with histories of sexual misconduct working in public or private schools. Of those, 11 offenders had previously targeted children, and six abused more children in their new positions.

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.