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"Know When to Convene 504 Team in Light of Latest OCR Letter on Bullying"

LRP Publications' Special Ed Connection
October 28, 2014
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Amy K. Dickerson was quoted in the article, "Know When to Convene 504 Team in Light of Latest OCR Letter on Bullying" published in LRP Publications' Special Ed Connection regarding addressing bullying isssues involving students with disabilities. "Administrators must assess any potential impact on academic performance or behavior for bullied students who receive services under Section 504 or the IDEA...Update your district's anti-bullying procedures to reflect this," Amy stated.

She also commented on considering additional services to address the impact of bullying. "Depending on the situation, the team might decide after implementing changes that they will reconvene the team a month later. Meanwhile, a staff member follows up with the student...If it looks like the bullying is still occurring, then reconvene to determine if the student is still receiving FAPE or if additional changes need to be made again."