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Protect the school and the students with clear rules on violence prevention and response.
Get a practical guide to conducting threat assessments and implementing appropriate action plans.
Handle sensitive situations concerning suicide intervention and response in a legally compliant manner.
Ensure the school's discipline processes take into consideration the student's mental health condition.
Student Suicide: School Obligations and Best Practices
Cyberbullying and Harassment: School Authority and Liability
Threat Assessments, Violence, Trauma and Mental Health: How to Prepare and Respond
ANNE M. McGINNIS, PH.D., is an attorney with Harris Beach, PLLC and serves on the educational institutions industry team, and practices in the labor and employment practice group. She represents school districts at Committee on Special Education and 504 meetings, manifestation determination reviews, impartial hearings and appeals, and Commissioner's appeals. Dr. McGinnis also counsels school districts on general education matters, including student privacy, residency, and homelessness. She is a licensed psychologist in New York, a certified school psychologist in New York and Connecticut, and a certified music teacher in Connecticut. Dr. McGinnis earned both her B.A. and B.Mus. degrees from the University of Hartford, her J.D. degree from St. John's University School of Law, and both her Ph.D. and M.Ed. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University.
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