Choose from Two Dates:

Wed. August 18th, 1 - 3 PM


Wed, August 25th, 6 - 8 PM


Virtual - Zoom link emailed before the event 



PPAL Juvenile Justice Team 
Parent/Professional Advocacy League 



Virtual Learning Series

Return to School 2021: What Families Need to Know about Student Rights and School Discipline

The Right to Remain in School to Learn:
An introduction to school discipline and student rights,
for all students.
Offered twice - August 18th or August 25th
PPAL is very excited to host a virtual learning series to address school reopening worries which resulted from or were intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. This learning series is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. The learning series will have three sessions presented by Sky Kochenour, J.D., and Kathleen Boundy, J.D., of the Center for Law and Education.  
  • August 18 (1-3 PM) or 25 (6-8 PM) The Right to Remain in School to Learn: “An introduction to school discipline and student rights, for all students. This introduction to school discipline and student rights will be offered twice, will be an overview of federal and state laws relevant to school discipline, as applied to students with and without disabilities. 

Save the Dates for Upcoming Sessions

  • September 15 (1-3 PM):  Addressing Student Behavior as an Education Matter This session will provide a review of school obligations to address challenging behaviors of students with IEP’s and 504 plans, and those not identified as having a disability. 
  • September 29 (1-3 PM): Examining Non-Punitive Strategies and Approaches to Resolving Challenging Behavior This session will focus on strategies for managing behavior using non-punitive, non-exclusionary approaches, as well as concerns related to School Resource Officers and the use of 51A’s and CRA’s.

Questions? Want to learn more? Contact the PPAL Juvenile Justice Team