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Interrogating Minors For Criminal Misconduct On Campus

Requires Legal Counsel

Law Enforcement Officers, School District Police Department Officers and School Resource Officers are prohibited from conducting criminal interrogations of or accepting a Miranda rights waiver by a student 15 or younger until the student has consulted with legal counsel.  This consultation must be in person, by telephone or by video conference and may not be waived.

Probation Officers are exempt from this law which also excludes questions related to protecting life or property from an impending threat.

S. B. 395, Welfare and Institutions Code 625.6


Did You Know That It Is Illegal When:

  • You Are Embarrassed, In Front Of The Class, By A Teacher?
  • You Serve Detention During Lunch Or On Saturday?
  • You Are Given Laps Or Pushups As A Punishment?
  • You Are Not Allowed To Go To The Bathroom?
  • You Are Locked Out Of Your Class?
  • You Pay For Parking Spaces?

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Handbook Description

  • An Easy to Understand Summary
  • Of K-12, Public and Private School, Educational Rights
  • A Clear, Documented Resource for Student Safety and Well-Being
  • A Review of Educational Law Affecting Students From 1874 To the Present
  • Published Since 1975 With Yearly Revisions
  • Legal Information Related to Both The Rights And Responsibilities Of Students

Handbook Citations Taken From

  • United States Supreme Court Decisions
  • United States Federal Court Decisions
  • California Supreme Court Decisions
  • California Appellate Court Decisions
  • California Superior Court Decisions
  • California Attorney General Opinions
  • California Education, Welfare And Health Codes
  • California Code Of Regulations, Civil And Penal Codes

Handbook Table Of Contents


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  • Free Student Advocacy Resources And For Free Help On Student Right Issues
  • To Learn How To Advocate For Your Student Rights While At School
  • To Organize Students Or Parents To Ensure Those Educational Rights

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  • Student Rights At School
  • Free, K-12 Student Rights, Educational Help Since 1975
  • For High School, Middle School And Elementary School Students
  • Presented By

  • Boyer P. August, Ed. D., M. S.
  • High School Teacher, Administrator
  • Marriage, Family and Child Therapist
  • Educational Consultant, Student Advocate

“Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.”  Robert Kennedy

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For A Free Copy Of

 a handbook on student rights and responsibilities

Contact

Boyer P. August @ boyerpa@pacbell.net


Did You Know That It Is Illegal When:

  • You Are Embarrassed, In Front Of The Class, By A Teacher?
  • You Serve Detention During Lunch Or On Saturday?
  • You Are Given Laps Or Pushups As A Punishment?
  • You Are Not Allowed To Go To The Bathroom?
  • You Are Locked Out Of Your Class?
  • You Pay For Parking Spaces?

Click On Questions For More K-12 Student Rights


Handbook Description

  • An Easy to Understand Summary
  • Of K-12, Public and Private School, Educational Rights
  • A Clear, Documented Resource for Student Safety and Well-Being
  • A Review of Educational Law Affecting Students From 1874 To the Present
  • Published Since 1975 With Yearly Revisions
  • Legal Information Related to Both The Rights And Responsibilities Of Students

Handbook Citations Taken From

  • United States Supreme Court Decisions
  • United States Federal Court Decisions
  • California Supreme Court Decisions
  • California Appellate Court Decisions
  • California Superior Court Decisions
  • California Attorney General Opinions
  • California Education, Welfare And Health Codes
  • California Code Of Regulations, Civil And Penal Codes

Handbook Table Of Contents


  • For Free Counseling, Free Brochures, Free Cuckoo Nest Articles
  • Free Student Advocacy Resources And For Free Help On Student Right Issues
  • To Learn How To Advocate For Your Student Rights While At School
  • To Organize Students Or Parents To Ensure Those Educational Rights

Contact Boyer  @ boyerpa@pacbell.net


  • Student Rights At School
  • Free, K-12 Student Rights, Educational Help Since 1975
  • For High School, Middle School And Elementary School Students
  • Presented By

  • Boyer P. August, Ed. D., M. S.
  • High School Teacher, Administrator
  • Marriage, Family and Child Therapist
  • Educational Consultant, Student Advocate

“Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.”  Robert Kennedy

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Causing A Danger Or Threatening To Disrupt The Educational Process And A Free Handbook

Causing A Danger Or Threatening To Disrupt The Educational Process

Immediate transfer of a student is allowed if the principal determines that the student’s presence causes a danger or threatens to disrupt the educational process. Proving danger and disruption is a difficult task in court.

A Federal Court in California held that posting an off-campus video conversation on You Tube was “de minimus” and was not at the level of substantial disruption.

The court also noted that emotional harm did not meet the criteria for substantial disruption and that five students missing class did not rise to the level of disruption.

J.  C. ex rel. R. C. v. Beverly Hills Unified, 6 711 F. Supp. 2d, Id. at 1118, 2010

Suspension can happen if the administration proves that the student’s presence will substantially disrupt the educational process, the student’s presence will cause a danger to themselves or others or “other means of correction are not feasible or have repeatedly failed to bring about proper conduct.”

E. C. 48900.2, E. C. 48900.3, E. C. 48900.4, E. C. 48900.5, E. C. 48911, E. C. 48915 (b) (1) and (2), E. C. 48915 (e) (1) and (2) and E. C. 48432.5 


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Student Suicide Prevention Policies, Cardiac Arrest and a Free Handbook

  • Student Suicide Prevention Policies

 School boards must adopt student suicide prevention policies that specifically address the needs of high-risk groups before the 2017–18 school year starts.  This law imposes a state-mandated local program.

A. B. 2246, 9/26/16

 For details, see http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2246

Robert Oakes, CDE, 916-319-0818 and communications@cde.ca.gov


Student Athletes Protected From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Student-Athletes who pass out or faint or who are known to have passed out or fainted while participating in or immediately following an athletic activity shall be removed from participation at that time by authorized persons.

Student-Athletes who exhibits known symptoms of sudden cardiac during an athletic activity may also be removed from participation by authorized persons.

Student-Athletes removed from play under this law may return to play only after being evaluated and given written clearance to return to participation by medical persons who have been practicing in related, cardiac arrest procedures or protocols.

E.  C. 33479.2 mandates that the California Department of Education make website posts on guidelines, videos and other related materials to inform and educate students and parents and to train coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

E. C. 33479.3 requires school districts to send all student-athletes in CIF-governed sports a sudden cardiac arrest information sheet every school year.

E.  C. 33479.6 (a) requires that coaches complete a sudden cardiac arrest training course with update training every two years.

E.  C. 33479.6 (b) suspends coaches who violate this law until completion of the required training as of 7/1/19.

A.  B. 1639,

The Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, 7/1/17

E.  C. 33479 to 33479.9


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  • boyerpa@pacbell.net
  • 510-499-671

Did You Know That It Is Illegal When:

  • You Are Embarrassed, In Front Of The Class, By A Teacher?
  • You Serve Detention During Lunch Or On Saturday?
  • You Are Given Laps Or Pushups As A Punishment?
  • You Are Not Allowed To Go To The Bathroom?
  • You Are Locked Out Of Your Class?
  • You Pay For Parking Spaces?

Click On Questions For More K-12 Student Rights


Handbook Description

  • An Easy to Understand Summary
  • Of K-12, Public and Private School, Educational Rights
  • A Clear, Documented Resource for Student Safety and Well-Being
  • A Review of Educational Law Affecting Students From 1874 To the Present
  • Published Since 1975 With Yearly Revisions
  • Legal Information Related to Both The Rights And Responsibilities Of Students

Handbook Citations Taken From

  • United States Supreme Court Decisions
  • United States Federal Court Decisions
  • California Supreme Court Decisions
  • California Appellate Court Decisions
  • California Superior Court Decisions
  • California Attorney General Opinions
  • California Education, Welfare And Health Codes
  • California Code Of Regulations, Civil And Penal Codes

Handbook Table Of Contents


  • For Free Counseling, Free Brochures, Free Cuckoo Nest Articles,
  • Free Student Advocacy Resources And For Free Help On Student Right Issues
  • To Learn How To Advocate For Your Student Rights While At School
  • To Organize Students Or Parents To Ensure Those Educational Rights
  • Contact Boyer

  • Student Rights At School
  • Free, K-12 Student Rights, Educational Help Since 1975
  • For High School, Middle School And Elementary School Students
  • Presented By

  • Boyer P. August, Ed. D., M. S.
  • High School Teacher, Administrator
  • Marriage, Family and Child Therapist
  • Educational Consultant, Student Advocate

“Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.”  Robert Kennedy


 

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“The Sweep Sucks” – Locking Students Out Of Their Classrooms When They Are Tardy Is Illegal

The Sweep” is an unethical and sad violation of the constitutional rights of students. There are more humane and more professional ways to deal with those who are tardy.

The Sweep” is overkill and an educationally falsely justified, dictatorial, fascist form of mass punishment of a minority element of a student body for a relatively minor infraction.

Using administrator, teacher and clerical time for “The Sweep” is a mis-use of educational funds, time and talent.

When student are moments or minutes late to class, they are then denied 15-30 minutes of learning if they are returned to that class.

In seconds, teachers could make a list as a tardy student entered the class and not much learning time would be lost.

“The Sweep” violates the rights of student to their education and relegates the educator to the role of guard rather than teacher.

Don’t lock’ em out.  Once you got’ em, teach ’em!


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Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.  Robert Kennedy


 

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Starting High School At 8:30 A. M. = Big Money And Better Learning!

California Could Reap Big Economic Benefits With Later School Start Time

 Theresa Harrington  Common Core for Ed Source 8/30/17

While California legislators debate a bill to ban secondary schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., a new report shows the change could contribute $10.2 billion to the state’s economy within 10 years and $24.8 billion after two decades.

In fact, if all schools nationwide were to convert to this later start time, the RAND Corporation and RAND Europe found that the U.S. economy would get an $83 billion boost within a decade.

The RAND report released Wednesday is the first-ever economic analysis of 47 states based on a shift in school start times. It is a follow-up to research by RAND Europe in 2016 that found insufficient sleep among U.S. workers causes economic losses of up to $411 billion a year.

The report comes just as the California Assembly Appropriations Committee is planning to vote on SB 328 — the later school start time bill — on Friday. The Senate has already approved the bill, which could go to a full vote in the Assembly if the committee gives it a thumbs-up.

The economic estimates are based in part on the projected higher academic performance of students including higher graduation rates, along with reduced car crash rates from accidents caused by drowsy teen drivers.

The study also includes a cost-benefit ratio based on increased costs due to changing bus schedules and adding athletic field lights for nighttime games, said Wendy Troxel, a sleep researcher at RAND who co-authored the report.

Based on these estimates, RAND projects that California schools would break even after two years and would reap $3.55 in cost benefits for every dollar spent after 20 years, she said.

“Within five years, the benefits outweigh costs 2 to 1,” she said. “Quantifying these benefits is so important because one of the big challenges in implementing later start times — despite the public health research — is the concern about cost. Really up to this point, there had not been data to quantify the costs or the benefits.”

Sleep research shows that around the time of puberty, teenagers experience a delay of about two hours in their biological clocks, which determines when they feel awake and when they feel sleepy, Troxel said. This is based on the hormone melatonin, she explained.

“Effectively, this means most teenagers don’t even feel sleepy until about 11 p.m. and the peak levels persist until the early morning hours, right when we’re trying to wake our children and get them out of bed,” she said. “A 6 a.m. wake-up time is the biological equivalent of waking an adult up at 4 a.m., because of that melatonin shift.”

It is recommended that teens get a minimum of eight to 10 hours of sleep, she said, adding that less sleep also deprives them of rapid eye movement sleep that is associated with learning, memory and emotional processing — “the building blocks of effective learning.”

Although public health research has also shown that sleep deprivation in teens can lead to suicidal thoughts and obesity, Troxel said the RAND study did not take those into consideration because they were too difficult to quantify economically.

“If anything,” she said, “these are underestimates.”

 Theresa Harrington  Common Core for Ed Source 8/30/17


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Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.  Robert Kennedy

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Recess Is Needed, Recommended And Educationally Beneficial

Taken From An Article By Marva Hinton on March 30, 2017 

The Strategies for Recess in Schools

Several Recommendations include:

Physical education should not be replaced by recess, and recess should not be used to meet time requirements for P.E.


Recess should not be taken away for disciplinary reasons or due to poor academic performance.


Physical activity should not be used as punishment during recess.


Recess should be held before lunch.


Other Comments By Researchers

“It’s for all K-12 students, not just elementary,” said Carter. “It may not be the way that it is in elementary school, but it’s still important for older children to have that time to be physically active throughout the day.


“The document includes 19 evidence-based strategies to make recess work and links increased physical activity to improved academics. “Recess Planning in Schools” acts as a companion piece and helps schools figure out concrete ways to implement the strategies.


A group that included nearly 30 expert researchers put the strategies together. The strategies were also reviewed by more than 50 P.E. teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders, including classroom teachers.


It lists “physical activity during exploratory programs, midmorning breaks, and lunchtime intramural activities, or as part of physical activity clubs,” as forms of recess for older students.


The “Strategies for Recess in Schools” document also recommends that recess go beyond the elementary years to include middle and high school.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Society of Health and Physical Educators, have released two guidance documents entitled:


Strategies for Recess in Schools

and

Recess Planning in Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies for Recess Into Practice.”


Other Resources On Recess Importance


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Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.  Robert Kennedy

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Special Education – Required Due Process Hearings

2015 9th U. S. Circuit Court. Of Appeals Required Due Process Hearings

California school districts, and other local educational agencies responsible for special education students, must initiate a due process hearing “expeditiously” and “cannot opt to hold additional IEP meetings…” if the school district and the parents reach an impasse.

9th U. S. Cir. Ct. Of Appeals, I.R. v. Los Angeles U. S. D., 11/17/15,

U.S. App. Lexis 19900 I.R.

E. C. 56346 f.


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Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.  Robert Kennedy

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Cyberbullying Harassment Of Students And Help For Teen Parents With Young Children

2016 Cyberbullying – Students May Be Disciplined For Electronic Bullying

Students may be disciplined for either “the creation or the transmission” of electronic bullying content while on or off school grounds.  Still, due process, jurisdiction and free speech issues must be considered when carrying out a suspension or expulsion for cyberbullying.

A. B. 881, 1/1/16

E. C. 48900 as amended


 Help For Teen Parents With Young Children

Schools must provide teen parents with a private, secure room, other than a restroom, to breast-feed an infant child, must allow these students to bring breast pumps and similar equipment on campus and must provide space to store their expressed milk.

Schools are required to provide these students with a reasonable break time to accommodate their lactation schedule and must not penalize them because they use these accommodations.

Students may use the Uniform Complaint Procedures for failure to comply with these requirements.

A. B. 302, 1/1/16


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Our answer is the world’s hope; it is to rely on youth ­– not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.  Robert Kennedy

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