January 2022

Due Process Protections from Formal Discipline for Students with Disabilities

By: Emma Freeburg, ACDL Legal Intern (Summer 2021)* Our first blog post in this series explained that there are several types of formal discipline processes that students with disabilities may face. Today’s blog post provides more information on those types of formal discipline, explains the due process rights of all students facing school discipline, and introduces the additional safeguards that exist for students with […]
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School Discipline of Students with Disabilities

By: Emma Freeburg, ACDL Legal Intern (Summer 2021)* The 2020-2021 school year was a challenge for students and schools faced with online school, hybrid learning models, new mask and social-distancing rules, and rocky transitions in and out of in-person learning. This year, with most schools back to in-person learning, there has been an increase in challenging student behaviors and the use of school discipline […]
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