Watch our on-demand webinar as part of the FACTS Education Solutions Online Instruction series featuring David Bateman, Ph.D., author and consultant.

In this unprecedented time, parents look to principals for guidance related to the education of their students. This presentation, “Navigating COVID-19: Principal Leadership and Students With Disabilities,” will highlight the legal requirements for providing special education and related services during school shut-downs related to the virus. Some of these requirements are changing on a daily basis.

This session will highlight:

  1. The latest from the Office of Special Education Programs in Washington DC on the provision of services.
  2. Updates on the various bills in front of Congress on waivers of responsibilities under IDEA.
  3. The latest from the Office for Civil Rights on IDEA responsibilities.
  4. Resources and web links for additional information and where best to stay informed about future developments.

David F. Bateman, Ph.D., is a professor at Shippensburg University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education where he teaches courses on special education law, assessment, and facilitating inclusion. He is a former due process hearing officer for Pennsylvania for over 580 hearings. He uses his knowledge of litigation relating to special education to assist school districts in providing appropriate supports for students with disabilities and to prevent and to recover from due process hearings. He has been a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, intellectual disability, and hearing impairments. Dr. Bateman earned a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Kansas. He has recently co-authored the following books: A Principal’s Guide to Special EducationA Teacher’s Guide to Special EducationCharting the Course: Special Education in Charter SchoolsSpecial Education Leadership: Building Effective Programming in Schools, and Current Trends and Issues in Special Education.