Rod Lewis participates in 2011 Mega Conference
From July 18 to 22, 2011, Rod Lewis participated in the 2011 Mega Conference for Alabama educators held in Mobile. Mr. Lewis provided two sessions on how to avoid a due-process hearing and prepare if one is unavoidable—under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). He also participated in a third session that provided an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and how it affects public schools. Among other topics, he discussed placement of students with disabilities, short-term suspensions, exclusion, manifestation determination reviews, behavior intervention plans, and notifications to police.