Educational Advocacy

Course description

This webinar is focused on advocating for students with discipline issues.  

A massive school shooting on February 14, 2018 occurred at Parkland High School in Parkland, Florida which involved seventeen deaths.  This shooting changed how school discipline in Florida is now handled.    

Dr. Katie Kelly, M.ED., PH.D., ESQ., addresses this difficult topic and provides several resources available for advocates to utilize.  

Objectives from this course include: 

•Define what is meant by the term “school discipline.”
•Describe why school suspensions can occur and how they are addressed for students with disabilities
•Understand when  a Manifestation Determination Meeting is necessary and what occurs at the meeting
•Discuss the provisions of the recently passed Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act

2 CLE Credits Available


1.5 In-Service Hours Available

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Dr. Katie  Kelly

Dr. Katie Kelly

M.ED., PH.D., ESQ.

Dr. Katie Kelly, M.ED., PH.D., ESQ., with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is an expert on Educational Advocacy.    At the end of the webinar Dr. Kelly provided a question and answer period for those attending the webinar on the original recording date. You may find that information useful to you in your own advocacy.

This course is presented via webinar by Dr. Katie Kelly with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida.  We know you will gain tremendous information from her training and encourage you to take advantage of other webinars she moderates and leads.

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is so grateful to the generosity and expert knowledge Dr. Kelly has provided regarding Educational Advocacy.    Thank you, Dr. Kelly!

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