Disciplining students can create a mess of legal issues. Disciplining students with special needs can get even messier. Our seasoned legal faculty will show you which response strategies are legally sound, and which will land you in hot water. Put an end to disruptive behavior without creating ammunition for a lawsuit - register today!
Determine when different types of discipline are (and are not) appropriate.
Learn how to evaluate if the misbehavior is a manifestation of a student's disability.
Discover how to conduct FBAs and design BIPs to address a student's behavioral issues.
Understand schools' legal obligations when students with disabilities are being bullied.
This course is part of the Special Education Law in Minnesota series.
Approved for up to 2.0 hours of standard on-demand CLE credit, including 0.0 hour of ethics credit by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. No more than 30.0 hours of on-demand CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
LAURA TUBBS BOOTH is an attorney with Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. She has represented school districts for more than 25 years and is the recipient of the 2019 Minnesota Association of Special Educators' Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Booth focuses much of her work with schools in Minnesota and North Dakota on preventive law and the practical application of the law. She has represented clients in administrative proceedings and in state and federal courts, including the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Booth routinely advises clients on all areas of education law, including special education and other student issues; discrimination; data practices and open meeting matters; employment issues; investigation of employment and child maltreatment issues; and policy development, training and coaching in the human resources/employment area. She has successfully represented Minnesota schools in several cases that have shaped education law in Minnesota. Ms. Booth is a cum laude graduate of Hamline University School of Law.
CHRISTIAN R. SHAFER is an attorney at Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. Mr. Shafer represents school districts, charter schools, education districts, and service cooperatives throughout the state of Minnesota on all areas of school law, special education, labor, and employment law. He represents schools in state and federal litigation and administrative proceedings, including IDEA due process hearings and administrative complaints with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights. Mr. Shafer is also a frequent presenter on school law topics, including special education law, employment law, and student discipline. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
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