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Title IV, Part A- Zoom | Legal Issues in Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, and Disability Harassment
May 19, 2021




There is a widespread consensus among the educational community that bullying at school is a problem that requires active steps on the part of school to prevent and address. This session reviews the issue from a legal perspective, starting with a review of Texas laws on bullying, including the legal definition, remedies, and potential campus transfers of bullies. Next, the session addresses the modern trend of cyber-bullying through communication technology and social media platforms, including David's Law and the complicated intersection of Free Speech considerations and disciplinary actions against students that engage in cyber-bullying of other students. Lastly, the session addresses harassment and bullying of students with disabilities, which implicates the potential for money damages actions against schools, including the perspective of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), proper policies on reporting and investigating harassment, the role of ARD committees and Section 504 teams, FAPE actions based on harassment, proper responses to reports of harassment, the deliberate indifference test for money damages claims in federal courts, and a review of current caselaw on the topic.

Audience

Administrator
Campus Administrator
Community – Based Organization
Counselor
District Administrator

Important Session Information:


Please visit us online at www.esc19.net for a complete list of professional development sessions.
Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Sunday, May 16, 2021
Session ID:
190660
Credits Available:
(3) Contact Hours
(3) CPE
Seats Available:
98
Fee:
$0.00
Contact Person:
Maria Tavera
Instructor(s):
kimberly guerrero
Richards Lindsay & Martin, L.L.P. Attorneys at Law
Date Location
5/19/2021 1:00 PM - 5/19/2021 4:00 PM ONLINE LOCATION SITE, Online Location


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