Posts Tagged ‘Special Education’

Insider Truth About Student Discipline Abeyance Agreements | THE SAFETY DOC PODCAST #112 with David P. Perrodin, PhD [Podcast]

[Podcast] “STUDENT will give his best effort in all of his subjects every day.” That subjective condition-statement was extracted from a school district’s boilerplate one-page abeyance agreement. It’s codified by the district’s school board policy. With suspensions racing to extinction, this is in the new embodiment of student discipline and it’s not just a second chance to…

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Critique of Homeland Security’s Guide to Prevent School Gun Violence | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #106 [Podcast]

[PODCAST] Homeland Security twirled off the rails with its patchwork 2018 Guide to Preventing School Gun Violence. Anyone else think suggesting smoke cannons as counter-measures to an active shooter is better scripted for Hollywood than for classrooms? DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP106-AUDIO SINGLE FOCUS SAFETY INITIATIVES In my book, School of Errors, I…

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Vendors Own School Safety Conferences | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #104 | Dr. David Perrodin [Podcast]

[Podcast] Dr. Perrodin founded two major school conferences and thoroughly understands the teacher professional development industry. David is keenly aware that school safety conferences geared toward school administrators, school boards and teachers has devolved from showcasing best practices to a cash-grab exposition of the latest, greatest, flashiest safety gizmos and doodads. DIRECT LINK to MP3…

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[Podcast] SAFETY DOC PODCAST #103 | Who is in Charge of School Safety?

[Podcast] School safety is the default responsibility of individual schools. Surprisingly, there are no federal laws mandating school safety plans of school-based mental health services. Some, and not all, states require school safety plans. Individual school districts safety plans are inconsistent and with site-based management, most schools apply discretion to make safety policies fit the…

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Paying the Liar’s Dividend in School Safety | SAFETY DOC PODCAST 102 | Dr. David Perrodin [Podcast]

[Podcast] On July 3, 2019, Dr. Perrodin presented School Safety in America: Rhetoric Vs. Reality on Wisconsin Public Television. During that presentation, he identified weaponized deepfakes as the biggest threat to student safety and that the incentive to use deepfakes to target students might be as simple as “The Liar’s Dividend.” DIRECT LINK to MP3…

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SAFETY DOC PODCAST #100 | Force Majeure is the Ripcord of School Safety | Dr. David Perrodin, PhD [Podcast]

[Podcast] In 2011, I co-founded what would become one of the largest school-based positive behavior summits in the Midwest. As my partners and I crafted legal contracts with the conference center, vendors and presenters, we were introduced to the term “Force Majeure” which is very significant in Wisconsin in February. Ever since, I’ve considered force…

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The Perilous Practice of Exempting Disabled Students from Safety Drills | Attorney James Sibley | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #95

[PODCAST] Attorney James Sibley is a potent advocate for special needs students and their families fighting for fair treatment. In this episode of the Safety Doc Podcast, Attorney Sibley and host David Perrodin discuss the sprawling practice of limiting or exempting students with disabilities from school safety instruction, drills and access to threat reporting systems.…

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SAFETY DOC PODCAST #93 | Why the Sidelines of School Safety Are a Tragic Act of Kindness | Dr. David Perrodin, PhD

[PODCAST] Schools are exempting students with disabilities from participating in safety instruction and safety drills. These misplaced pardons are enabled via an incorrect application of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process or a district-generated parent “opt-out” form. First, let’s be clear that it is illegal to exempt students from mandated fire drills. However, the practice…

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