Employee Discipline in an Education Environment Module 1:
Types of Employee Discipline
Tues., June 25, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the
School Administrators of Iowa office - directions
When it comes to the issue of employee discipline, many school leaders feel as if they are caught between a rock and a hard place.
On one side, administrators and supervisors know they need to hold staff accountable for their actions and behaviors. On the other, they know that 75% of all legal claims brought against K-12 institutions are raised by employees — many of whom allege some form due process or Constitutional rights violation before, during or after disciplinary action.
Whether they ultimately result in disciplinary action or not, the research is clear: Instances of substandard performance — and cases of employee misconduct — can negatively impact student achievement either directly or indirectly. In fact, performance and conduct issues are often found to be undermining school improvement or reform initiatives in buildings designated as persistently "underperforming" or "non-performing" by their respective state departments of education. This is true even in some otherwise "performing" schools struggling to demonstrate consistent year-over-year student achievement gains.
The question isn't whether or not corrective or disciplinary action can or should be taken to address substandard performance or employee misconduct, but how to do so proactively in an effective and defensible manner.
The leadership development event Employee Discipline in an Education Environment© (EDEV) establishes a comprehensive framework of best practices for effectively and defensibly managing cases of employee misconduct or substandard performance. This workshop provides participants with dozens of collaborative opportunities to practice research-supported management strategies using education attorney-hosted tutorials and video-based reenactments of actual disciplinary situations from across the country.
Want to find out how to better manage your certified and classified employees as you work to increase student achievement? Join us for the first module of the EDEV program, Types of Employee Discipline!
This workshop is available to a limited number of participants, and the deadline to register is June 18. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and participant manual.
License Renewal Credit: Participants completing all three Employee Discipline in an Education Environment Modules will receive 1 license renewal credit.
Registration: Register online.
Cancellation information: Notification must be received by June 18. Call (515) 267-1115 to let us know if you're unable to attend.
8 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Introduction to seminar and types of employee discipline
- Sources of legal risk during the employee disciplinary process
- Considerations for disciplinary actions involving education employees
- Considerations for selecting or recommending employee discipline in specific cases
- Oral warnings and when to use them
Noon - 1 p.m.
- Written warnings and when to use them
- Working lunch
- Considerations for the formal types of employee discipline
1 - 3:30 p.m.
- Official reprimands and when to use them
- Suspensions and when to use them
- Terminations and when to use them
- Culminating task: Using reasonable and appropriate employee discipline