Legal and Liability Issues In Schools
DATES: 9/30/2019 through 10/1/2019
INSTRUCTOR(S): Shaun Santos
LOCATION: Illinois Central College, North Campus - 5407 N University Ave, Poplar Hall Rm #101, Peoria, IL 61614
HOTEL: Country Inn & Suites - Peoria, IL 1-309-589-0044
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations.
Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.
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The Effect Of School Violence On The Rights Of Students: This session
will provide an overview of the entire course as well as providing the background
for the shifting legal requirements that have resulted from high-profile
incidents of school violence.
Searches In Schools: (Weapons, Contraband and Items Prohibited Under
School Rules) The student shall gain an understanding of the law relating
to searches in and around school property, including: Searching the Student's
Person; Searching a Students' Belongings; Student Strip Searches; Searching
Lockers and Desks; Use of K-9 for Sniff Searches in the Schools; Parking
Lots and Student Vehicles; and School Events outside the School Day.
Teacher Versus Police Personnel Searches: Attendees will gain an understanding
of the distinction in legal standards between those conducted by school teachers
and administrators as opposed to those conducted by the police.
The Use Of Video and Audio Surveillance In The School Environment:
This session will identify the legal issues surrounding the use of video
and audio surveillance as it relates to school security. Participants will
also gain an understanding of the legal issues regarding privacy rights with
respect to covert surveillance.
Random Drug Testing For Students Involved In Extra-Curricula Activities:
Students will gain an understanding of Constitutional rulings regarding drug
testing of students who participated in extra-curricula school activities.
Participants will review policies relating to this type of random drug testing.
Interviewing and Interrogating Students: Participants will gain a
working knowledge of the law relating to student interviews/interrogations
in the school-disciplinary setting.
The Use Of Physical Force To Control and Punish Students: This session
will examine the current state of the law relating to the use of physical
force, by teachers and other school officials, to control and punish students.
Liability Issues For Teachers and Other School Officials: Violations
of Students' Rights for Unreasonable Searches and Seizures; Liability with
respect to the Use of Physical Force; The duty to protect from various types
of harm; participants shall gain an understanding of their legal duties and
obligations with respect to protecting students from abuse at the hands of
Mandatory Reporting Requirements: This session will focus on the obligations
of teachers and school officials to report various crimes that they become
aware of through contact with students including: child abuse; sexual assaults;
assaults and drug related crimes.
First Amendment Rights Of Students: Participants will gain an understanding
of the First Amendment issues relating to school activities and the most
current state of the law impacting these issues. The session will include
discussion on: Student dress codes; Regulating exotic body piercing in the
school environment; Censoring student newspapers and speech; Discipline based
on student speech or writing; and the current law on prayer in the public
Legal Issues Arising From Internet Access For Students: With the increase
in school access to the internet, administrators and teachers must be familiar
with the legal issues regarding use and censorship of students' use of the
internet. This session will outline the existing law as well as policy considerations
regarding internet usage by students.
Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)/Buckley Amendment: Confidentiality
rights of students will respect to discipline and schoolwork. Liability issues
with respect to breaches of confidentiality.
Mental Health Evaluations Of Students: Students shall examine the
law relating to school-requested mental health evaluations of students.
Policy Development: This session will focus on providing participants
with a sound framework for policy development for schools. Participants will
gain knowledge with respect to the essential resources that must be reviewed
while developing policies.