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U.S. CRACKS DOWN ON FEMALE TEACHERS WHO SEXUALLY ABUSE STUDENTS

U.S. CRACKS DOWN ON FEMALE TEACHERS WHO SEXUALLY ABUSE STUDENTS seraph.net

U.S. CRACKS DOWN ON FEMALE TEACHERS WHO SEXUALLY ABUSE STUDENTS seraph.net

 

A “Saturday Night Live” skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy’s dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media.

The reaction to the comedy sketch reflected a growing view among law enforcement and victims’ advocacy groups that it is no laughing matter when a woman educator preys on her male students.

New School Program To Provide Affordable Safety And Federal Special Education Grant Assistance For U.S. Schools

Special Education SERAPH Help

Special Education SERAPH Help

 

A new training program entitled the SCHOOL SAFETY ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM which provides schools with federal level training to assist in securing Special Education funding has been announced today.

 

The new program trains and certifies school based personnel to audit their safety, emergency management and Special Education systems – known by the U.S. Department of Education as a Climate Assessment. This assessment provides important documentation for schools to apply for Federal grant monies.

 

Feds Warn Schools On Bullying Of Kids With Disabilities IDEA Crackdown

In response to a record number of complaints about bullying, U.S. Department of Education officials sent out a detailed letter to the nation’s schools outlining their legal responsibilities to students with disabilities.

 

The U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school officials this week that they are obligated under federal law to respond immediately when bullying of students with disabilities is suspected and act to halt attacks and prevent any recurrence.

 

The letter comes after an ever-increasing number of complaints and law suits related to bullying of special needs students have occurred in recent years.

Superintendents School Board Members: ACCURATE FACTS AND ASSISTANCE IN PROTECTING YOUR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS FROM EBOLA

SERAPH School Safety

SERAPH School Safety

 

The United States has an outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) which is harmful to children.

 

You have questions about the Ebola virus. The U.S. Department of Education has a number of informational resources to share with you.

 

Most of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children.

 

CDC resources about EV-D68 for Parents:

 

U.S. Department of Education Releases List of Colleges and Universities with Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations. Several Ivy League & K-12 schools involved.

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College-Sexual-Assault

 

The U.S. Department of Education‘s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today a list of the higher education institutions under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. In the past, Department officials confirmed individual Title IX investigations at institutions, but today’s list is the first comprehensive look at which campuses are under review by OCR for possible violations of the law’s requirements around sexual violence.

6 Questions the Press needs to ask the SANDY HOOK – Newtown Public School District School Board & Superintendent

SANDY HOOK Shooting

SANDY HOOK Shooting

 

  1. Did Adam Lanza have an IEP [Individualized Education Plan] required by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)?
  2. In 2012 did the Newtown Public School District’s Emergency and School Safety plan meet Connecticut state requirements and federal USDOE standards?
  3. Do the current Safety / Emergency plans provide specific shooting preventions tactics?
  4. Did the Superintendent and school board meet with Law Enforcement officials to determine what role the school district played in preventing the shooting?

3 Questions Every Parent – Grandparent Should Ask School Board Members About Their Children’s Safety

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Get a group of parents together write a letter with these questions then submit it to your school board:

What proof of Prevention policies and training do they have? [denial of entry to a school]

Do they have a formal process for outside security walks every 15-30 minutes? [if the school has security guards make them show you the plan]

Has a Federal level [U.S. Department of Education –  United States Department of Justice] security MANAGEMENT audit been done in the last 12 months?

READ The SERAPH Congressional report on the

 

 

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.

TRUANCY: THE ROOT OF ALL SCHOOL SAFETY PROBLEMS!

“No child falls through the cracks. They are dropped through or shoved through by lazy, emotionally immature adults and unethical professionals”

After the Columbine shootings I made this statement during an interview on national television. The reporter asked if I really believed that statement and I replied, “absolutely!”

But you may ask what this statement has to do with the issue of truancy? Simple, truant children – who are routinely late or absent – come from dysfunctional homes. Those homes in my experience are led by caregivers who are more concerned about their own pleasures and convenience than the welfare of their children. Some may say that this is an unkind assessment. My response to them is simple, visit these homes and you will see that this is not an aberration.

VIRGINIA TECH FINED BY U.S. DEPT OF EDUCATION FOR RESPONSE TO SHOOTINGS

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.