The current study identified trends in due process hearing orders/decisions filed with California's Office of Administrative Hearings between 2005 and 2013. Participants included 41 orders/decisions involving the expulsion/change of placement of students with disabilities who violated a student code of conduct. Each order/decision was analyzed based on student demographic data, code of student conduct violated, student's documented history of behavior problems, petitioner and respondent, substantive and procedural nature of issues resolved, and the implementation of PBS. Most students involved in these hearings were male, 13-18 years old, met eligibility criteria for SLD and/or were diagnosed with ADHD, had a documented history of behavior problems, and had engaged in some act of violence or drug/substance use on campus. Despite clear patterns of maladaptive behavior leading up to the infraction, most districts had not implemented PBS prior to the student's infraction that led to his or her expulsion/change of placement. Preventative strategies for minimizing the frequency of such due process hearings are suggested.
|Commitee:||Gamble, Brandon, Lofgren, Dale|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education Policy, Educational psychology, Special education|
|Keywords:||Due process hearings, Manifestation determination, Positive behavior support|
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