Week 1 – July 1st, 2021 Theme: Resources on Discipline for Parents and Schools

This quick read from the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments provides an overview of the impacts of school discipline on behavior and academic achievement, preventing discipline problems and positive approaches. Check it out here! https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/topic-research/environment/discipline

Week 2 – July 8th, 2021 Theme: What to Do When Your Child is Facing Disciplinary Action

Need a simple resource for families when their child is facing disciplinary action? Check out these 8 steps: https://www.understood.org/articles/en/8-steps-to-take-if-your-child-is-facing-disciplinary-action

Week 3 – July 15th, 2021 Theme: Special Education Law and Discipline

Have some time this summer for professional development on school discipline? This video is nearly 2 hours long, and it contains a lot of good information. In 2019, Julie Weatherly, Esq. was the keynote speaker at the Indiana Special Education Law Conference on the topic of discipline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddKi_qNgEeA

Week 4 – July 22nd, 2021 Theme: Case Study on School Discipline

The Center for Parent Resources and Information (CPIR) has a lot of useful resources on discipline. Here is one that gives a school discipline example: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/discipline-example

Week 5 – July 29th, 2021 Theme: 504 Resource Guide

A relatively small population of students with disabilities are served under a Section 504 plan. The “Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools” is an overall great resource on Section 504. On page 23, there is a good example of the school’s role related to disciplinary removals and Section 504. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/504-resource-guide-201612.pdf