This training provides participants with an understanding of the procedural safeguards that must be provided when disciplining students with special needs.  Participants will learn how special education discipline works with the general education discipline process in order to ensure that the rights of the students are protected.

This course provides an overview of the disciplinary investigation process, including the development of the expulsion packet. You will review how to present an expulsion case, including understanding the burden of proof, introducing evidence, and questioning witnesses. Lastly, the course outlines the role of the administrative panel and the requirement to create findings of fact for the Governing Board.

This training provides participants with an overview of the AB1729 Amendments, which were passed to support districts in reducing the use of exclusionary discipline for all students and minimize the disproportionate impact on students of color and other marginalized groups.  Participants will also review the Education Code disciplinary code of conduct, with a focus on examining specific code sections that regularly confuse administrators.  The training also examines the legal requirements to support expulsion recommendations, including the distinction between discretionary and mandatory recommendation for expulsion and the evidentiary requirement for "secondary findings.”

Districts and schools are legally mandated to protect students from sexual harassment. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title 20 U.S.C. §1681 et. seq.) and California Education Codes 200, 212.6, 48900.2 describe the prohibited school-related conduct. Participants will learn how to discuss sexual harassment and sexual violence with students and parents and develop effective responses to sexually inappropriate behaviors.