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October 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Back to School (Two) Power Hour
Students with disabilities are not excluded from discipline at school, but there is a process that must be followed. From 6:30 to 7:30 Micheal Connolly will discuss school suspension and expulsions.
What is a restraint? Is a “calm down” space seclusion? If you have questions about restraints and seclusion at school, please join from 7:30pm to 8:30pm as Keith Focht shares information and regulations.
Michael J. Connolly is a Supervising Partner at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. in Berwyn, PA. Michael provides legal representation to students and families in all major areas of education advocacy, with a focus on special education and enforcing the education rights of the most vulnerable students.
Keith Focht is the Pennsylvania Department of Education Special Advisor and Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education RISC Advisor.