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Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s
Education Law and Policy Institute,
Loyola University Chicago School of Education and
The Illinois State Board of Education present:

School Discipline Workshop: 
Best Practices in Addressing Student Behaviors
While Keeping Schools Safe
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago 

This seminar for school administrators will address the research, application and implementation of best practices in school discipline.  The state and federal legal requirements relating to school discipline will be covered, as well as the research demonstrating the need for reforming school disciplinary policies.  Participants will have the opportunity to hear from school administrators from across the state who have been successful in implementing disciplinary reforms. 

This program qualifies for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) from the Illinois State Board of Education.

The attendance fee for this workshop is $50.  Loyola faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend free of charge. Loyola University Chicago alumni can register for this seminar at a discounted rate of $25.

This seminar is targeted to superintendents, assistant and associate superintendents, principals, assistant principals, deans and directors responsible for discipline, and other administrators responsible for handling discipline-related issues.  Teams from schools and districts are encouraged to attend the training together.  For districts and schools sending 3 or more participants, the registration fees will be $100 total for the first 3 participants, and $25 for each additional registration.  Please contact the Education Law and Policy Institute to request a passcode.  

Requests for full or partial fee waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be processed in the order received.  If you are requesting a fee waiver, please send an e-mail to the Education Law and Policy Institute by clicking here and providing the reason for the request. Click here for a list of discounted parking lots near the seminar location.

Please click here to register. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Education Law and Policy Institute 


Agenda

8:00 –  8:20 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:20 –  8:30 a.m.      Welcome
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. 

Presentation:  “What the Research Shows to be Best Practices in Addressing School Discipline”

Dr. Pamela Fenning, Loyola University Chicago School of Education

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Presentation by ISBE:  Legal Requirements relating to School Discipline; Best Practices

Nicki Bazer, General Counsel, Illinois State Board of Education

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.    Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.     

Presentation by OCR: Recent Federal Guidance from OCR on the Nondiscriminatory Application of School Discipline

Karen Mines, Acting Chief Attorney, U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Regional Office

Tamara Perry (Loyola JD ’02), Civil Rights Attorney, U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Regional Office

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Changing Disciplinary Culture and Climate by Implementing Restorative Justice

Christine Agaiby, Adjunct Professor of Restorative Justice, Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law

Robert Spicer, Restorative Justice Hub Coordinator with the Community Justice for Youth Institute

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.    Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Case Studies in Changing Disciplinary Policies and Practices

Dr. Laura Taylor, Assistant Superintendent of Achievement and Student Services, Champaign Unit 4 Schools

Orlando Thomas, Director of Achievement and Student Services, Champaign Unit 4 Schools

Michele Carmichael, Principal Consultant, Schools and Behavioral Health Supports, Illinois State Board of Education

Additional presenters TBA

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Working Groups on Implementing Disciplinary Reform

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