Posted: March 23rd, 2022
Thoroughly answer each of the following questions: 1. Discuss what every school administrator should know about the following: • IDEA • functional exclusion • prereferral intervention • Individualized Educational Program Requirement • Equal Access to Assisted Technology • Program Review and Changes (IEP) • Education Related Service Requirement • Least Restrictive Environment • Inclusion of Children with Disabilities 2. Case Scenario: A large high school in the northeastern United States initiated a policy prohibiting the wearing of gang symbols as jewelry, emblems, earrings, and athletic caps. This policy prohibiting these items was developed based on gang activities that were prevalent in the school. Bill Foster, who was not involved in gang activity, wore an earring to school as a form of self-expression and he believed that the earring was attractive to young ladies. As a result, he was suspended for his actions. Consequently, he filed suit., In your essay style response, address the following questions: 1. Were Bill’s freedom of expression rights violated in this case? Why or why not? 2. Was the suspension justified legally? Why or why not? 3. As principal, what factors would you weigh in determining whether Bill would be permitted to wear the earring? 4. Who would the courts support (the school or Bill)? Explain legally? 5. What are the administrative implications suggested by this case? 3. Discuss in detail what is permissible and limited (restricted) as it relates to search and seizure on school grounds by administrators. Also, be sure to discuss what is “reasonable suspicion” and why the establishment of “reasonable suspicion” is important and relevant in search and seizure cases. Further, detail out what one should know about searching the following: • student desks • student lockers • book bags • automobiles • personal searches • strip searches • use of canines 4. The . Constitution is the fundamental law of the land. State laws and school district policies or administrative practices may NOT conflict with any constitutional amendments. Discuss the premise of this point in detail. Then, discuss the relevancy of studying the Constitution and its amendments as a means of safeguarding and ensuring the rights of students and faculty. How could an administrator end his or her career early by not understanding the law? 5. Outline the specific considerations/steps one would have to take in order to (1) discipline, (2) suspend and (3) expel a disabled student. Be both detailed and specific in your discussion. 6. Define harassment and discuss what could make a school official culpable (if harassment persists under his or her watch)? Outline the responsibilities an administrator has in addressing and ending harassment. What are the legal ramifications for schools if harassment is not addressed?
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