The Model Code on Education and Dignity would guarantee a right to publicly funded counsel for students in certain discipline, truancy and manifestation proceedings. Such a right represents one of the more significant costs triggered by the Model Code, but at the same time is essential to the effectuation of all the other rights provided in the Code. While the concept of a right to counsel in certain types of government-initiated civil cases is not new (most states, for example, provide such a right either by statute or court decision in abuse/neglect or termination of parental rights cases), the issue has remained largely unaddressed in both courts and legislatures with respect to longer term suspension/expulsion/truancy proceedings. This Appendix briefly addresses some of the concerns mentioned about providing counsel in education cases.
This Appendix gathers all of the definitions provided throughout the Model Code together in one list in alphabetical order. ... MORE
This Appendiz includes a non-exhaustive list of topics for leadership development opportunities (including trainings, workshops, readings, etc) that teachers and other school staff should engage in. States, districts and schools ... MORE
This appendix includes a list of the various planning, monitoring and intervention committees and teams described in the Model Code. In some cases, states, districts or schools would create new ... MORE