"This practical, easy-to-follow guide is an informative and well-organized resource for busy administrators who are trying to run safe, orderly schools."
—Lois F. Berlin, Superintendent
Falls Church City Public Schools, VA
"The authors present readable, practical guidelines detailing the full spectrum of discipline-related legal issues impacting students with special needs."
—Kevin P. Brady, Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Make appropriate disciplinary decisions without violating the rights of students with disabilities!
Leading experts Allan G. Osborne, Jr., and Charles J. Russo illustrate how existing legislation affects the rights of students with disabilities and provides educators with clear guidelines for taking suitable disciplinary actions under the reauthorization of IDEA 2004.
Ideal for school principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, school board members, and special education faculty, this resource includes frequently asked questions, a glossary of terms, acronyms, and abbreviations for easy reference. In language that is current and reader friendly, this book also:
- Analyzes case law, including Honig v. Doe, the primary court decision concerned with disciplining students with disabilities
- Offers a thorough overview of IDEA's many detailed disciplinary mandates and provides suggestions for implementing each of the mandates
- Clarifies the IDEA provisions that protect students to help ensure they are not being disciplined for actions that stem from their disabilities
Discipline in Special Education helps school personnel gain a solid foundation for making disciplinary decisions that are fair and legal.