This seminar is designed for principals, superintendents, administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, school board members, at-risk coordinators, safety directors, detectives and officers and attorneys.
In today’s educational setting, administrators and educators are more frequently faced with the unique challenge of investing allegations of student and employee misconduct.
This seminar offers a detailed and practical instruction on performing an effective, legal investigation, whether related to student-to-student, employee-to-student, employee-to-employee, or other student misconduct. Case studies will be used extensively throughout the course to enhance participants’ learning experience. Coverage includes:
• Public Employee’s Constitutional Right To A Pre-Deprivation Hearing
• The Accused Employee’s Rights
• An Employee’s Right To Union Representation During The Investigative Process
• Interviewing Techniques
• Types Of Interviews In A Public Employment Setting
• Due Process Rights
• Interview Process
• Involving Legal Counsel And Discovery Of Work Product
9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
I. Public Employee’s Constitutional Right To A Pre-Deprivation Hearing Under
Cleveland Board Of Education vs. Loudermill, 470 US 532 (1985)
9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
II. The Accused Employee’s Rights Under Garrity vs. State Of New Jersey, 385
US 493 (1967)
10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
10:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
III. An Employee’s Right To Union Representation During The Investigative Process
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Interviewing Techniques
A. Who Should Be Interviewed
B. Interview vs. Interrogation
C. Interview Techniques
D. Cooperating With The Police
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
V. Questions And Answers
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. Types Of Interviews In A Public Employment Setting
VII. Due Process Rights
VIII. Union Issues
IX. The Investigatory Process
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
X. Interview Process
XI. Problem Solving Hypotheticals
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
XII. Involving Legal Counsel And Discovery Of Work Product
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XIII. Questions And Answers