Discipline of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools

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Bethel A.M.E. Church

623 Pine Street

Cambridge, MD 21613

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Workshop Descrption: The presenter will provide an overview of school discipline in Maryland, including the laws governing school discipline. The presenters will discuss the types of suspensions and expulsions and the process to appeal a suspension or expulsion. The presenters will provide information about additional protections for students with disabilities and recent Maryland legislation related to school discipline.

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  1. Participants will learn about school discipline regulations that apply to all students.
  2. Participants will learn about additional protections for students with disabilities.
  3. Participants will learn about school discipline data in Maryland.
  4. Participants will learn about manifestation determination meetings, functional behavioral assessments, and behavioral intervention plans.
  5. Participants will learn about recent Maryland legislation related to school discipline.

Presenter: Mallory Finn, Esq. is a staff attorney at Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a community-based program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Additional Information: Attendees may register for one, two, or all three of the presentations in this series. Attendees will eat lunch on their own from 12:00 — 1:00 p.m.

This presentation is supported by the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services under award number 190323.

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