Posts Tagged ‘USDOE’
“The issue is one that school board members and superintendents need to address now”, states Dale Yeager [Head of the School Safety Research Team U.S. Senate].
“As a USDOE recommended resource we monitor this issue for our clients. Most LEAs and districts are only getting a portion of the federal grants that they are entitled to.”
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.
SERAPH – CONGRESSIONAL REPORT
Sandy Hook Lessons Learned?
ü Shooter Adam Lanza arrived at the front of school UNNOTICED parking next to a NO PARKING ZONE
ü Principal & psychologist were in a conference room and went to investigate NOISES in the Hallway resulting in their death. They sensed danger as Principal told others in the conference to stay put. A PHONE in this room could have been used to announce Lockdown situation via intercom
ü Main Office staff heard glass breaking and observed the shooter. Did not secure office doors or initiate lockdown.
6 Questions the Press needs to ask the SANDY HOOK – Newtown Public School District School Board & Superintendent
- Did Adam Lanza have an IEP [Individualized Education Plan] required by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)?
- In 2012 did the Newtown Public School District’s Emergency and School Safety plan meet Connecticut state requirements and federal USDOE standards?
- Do the current Safety / Emergency plans provide specific shooting preventions tactics?
- Did the Superintendent and school board meet with Law Enforcement officials to determine what role the school district played in preventing the shooting?
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, presented a free, one hour, interactive webinar, Liability Issues with the Management of Special Needs Students, for all legal professionals and school administrators.
The webinar covered three key issues related to safety and security problems with special needs students in elementary, middle, and high schools:
- Lack of Accurate Understanding of Federal Law Regarding Special Education
- Safety Issues: A Management Issue
- Poor Management of Students: The Real Problem
“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.