Conferences, Research, and Outreach
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
|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.||
Nicki Bazer, General Counsel, Illinois State Board of Education
Robert E. Swain, Partner, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP
|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 – 12:45 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:45 – 2:00 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
Dr. Johnnie Thomas, Superintendent, Community High School District 155
|2:00 – 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 – 3:30 p.m.||Working Groups on Implementing Disciplinary Reform|