UPDATE!! NEW GUEST SPEAKER DEL. HIXSON ADDED
The Whats and Hows of School Disciplinary Cases: Best Practices and Techniques
The Education Law Section, with many thanks to Marjorie Just of the Legislation Committee, is honored to present Del. Sheila Hixson, who will join the Education Law Section meeting as a guest speaker. Del. Hixson will begin the seminar with an overview of bills passed for Maryland public education and funds for Montgomery County. The Delegate will also describe the student discipline bills recently passed, and will share information about the passage of other bills promoting the well-being of students in Maryland.
Patrick J. Hoover, Esq., chair of the Education Law Section, will follow up with a practitioner’s guide to the in’s and out’s of the current education laws in Maryland, Maryland school systems and the disciplinary processes, the unique legal issues involving private schools’ disciplinary processes, and parents and students rights, including their rights under IDEA in regard to suspensions and expulsions. Patrick Hoover will discuss how emotional disorder testing and identification can halt the expulsion process for many students, and will discuss those strategies with practitioners.
Dr. Vincent Culotta, president and owner of Neurobehavioral Associates and a Board-Certified Neurologist, will conclude the presentation by giving practitioners straightforward tips on the process in which emotional disorders result in suspension and expulsion matters; and he will teach practitioners how to interpret neuropsychological testing results, and how practitioners can use those results in advocating for students’ rights under IDEA.
A question and answer session will conclude the presentation.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Patrick Hoover Law Offices at 301.424.5777