Fall 2015 Safe Schools Summit Registration Info

September 15, 2015

District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Presents:

Safe Schools Summit – Fall 2015

8 a.m. –  2:30 p.m.
Thursday,  Oct. 1 , 2015
Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester

Pre-registration is required

Working together with schools, law enforcement, and youth-serving agencies to maintain safe school environments

Featured speaker: Attorney Richard Cole
Richard W. Cole is a nationally known civil rights attorney and former Assistant Attorney General and Civil Rights Division Chief at the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General. As principal of Cole Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consulting, Richard offers a broad range of training, technical and policy assistance to educators and law enforcement on civil rights, school climate and safety, sexual violence, race relations, disability rights, school investigations, and in addressing harassment, bullying and hate crimes in schools and cyberspace. Richard also assists schools in navigating the complex requirements of Voluntary Resolution Agreements with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education. He also represents student victims of discrimination and harassment. Richard also serves an independent fact-finder, investigating allegations of sexual violence in higher education.

“Addressing Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assaults of K-12 Students”
The plenary session will focus on the legal responsibilities and practical steps for schools to comply with civil rights laws that protect K-12 students from sexual harassment and sexual violence, including when the conduct occurs off school grounds. The session will examine the nature, extent and impact of sexual harassment and sexual assaults. It will also identify key investigative steps and explore interim safety measures needed in response to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

”Complying with Civil Rights Laws When Applying Student Discipline Under DESE Regulations”
The workshop will address how the new discipline regulations and DESE’s recent advisory/guidance apply to student disciplinary matters when potential civil rights violations are involved, including sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability-based harassment.

Other Workshops TBA


Fill out the form below OR send the following info to Ellen Miller ellen.miller@state.ma.us


Call 774-317-2159 with questions.

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