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Proposed TN Legislation Requires Restraint System on School Buses - Legislative Update - Tennessee General Assembly

Next week the Senate Education Committee and House Transportation Committee is expected to hear legislation requiring any school bus ordered or purchased on or after July 1, 2018, to be equipped with a restraint system....more

State Legislation Bans Seclusion and Restraint

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On December 29, 2016, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed legislation that bans Michigan public schools and public school academies from secluding or physically restraining students, except in emergency situations. The...more

Michigan Court of Appeals Holds that Schools May Ban Firearms from School Property

by Clark Hill PLC on

In two published decisions, issued on December 16, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals has held that schools and school districts have the legal authority to forbid the possession of firearms on school premises. The...more

Avoid Uber-Liability By Restricting Ridesharing Services On Campus

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s 4:30 p.m., school soccer practice has just ended, and 11-year old Cynthia calls her mom to pick her up at school. Her mom tells Cynthia that she is busy at work but has requested an Uber to pick her up. Just as she gets...more

U.S. Department of Education Issues Revised Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

by Holland & Knight LLP on

For the first time in five years, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has updated The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, the primary resource for institutions of higher education seeking...more

State Releases New School Security and Safety Standards

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In 2013, as part of Public Act 13-1, Connecticut enacted legislation that requires the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), in consultation with the State Department of Education, to develop school...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week - March 2016 #2

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: I have heard of the Freedom of Information Act; however, in my administrative preparation courses, the professors glossed over it and I never really understood the nuances of public records and the...more

Shootings on Campus: Institutions Should Review These Security Measures Now

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The disturbing increase in campus shooting tragedies demands a careful review of campus safety measures. Recent incidents in several states remind us that violence can erupt without much, if any, advance warning. Educational...more

Board Members’ Homework Assignment: Making Sure Your District’s Website Is Legally Compliant

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

With the start of a new school year, students are not the only ones who have homework. To the contrary, school board members and their respective districts’ central office administrators have their own assignment -- ensuring...more

The Appropriate Punishment for Actual and Perceived Threats in the Workplace-Take Two; the Appellate Court (Sensibly) Speaks

Last year, I wrote about an unsuccessful attempt to vacate a puzzling arbitration award that overturned the termination of a school custodian who made threats of violence. In a decision that was officially issued on October...more

2015 Legislative Update: Summary Of Changes In School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

ADMINISTRATION - LALI’S LAW (HEROIN CRISIS ACT) - Public Act 99-0480 - Effective Date: September 9, 2015 - School districts, public schools, or nonpublic schools may now authorize a school nurse or trained...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more

Safely Boarding the School Bus - we're never done.

The safety of schoolchildren has been a priority every year at the General Assembly. But several years ago former NC House Speaker Pro Tempore Dale Folwell shone a bright light on the safety of children boarding and...more

A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

Mar. 17, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- With more and more people hopping on the anti-vaccination bandwagon, Scott wonders if this is an instance where parents' constitutional rights should take a back seat to public safety....more

Responding to Immunization Concerns From a Business Perspective

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

Businesses across many industries, such as gyms, children's programs, and even standard retail establishments, are discovering they have to balance certain pressures such as notifying/protecting their customers and/or...more

Wager v. Moore: When May A College Have A Duty To Protect The Safety Of Its Students?

Generally speaking, from a legal standpoint, the courts have held that colleges and universities do not have a duty to safeguard the safety of their students. However, in Wager v. Moore, 2013 WL 6989512 (Conn. Super. Dec....more

Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Speaks

Before the deadline for committee action, the General Assembly’s Education Committee voted favorably on and advanced out of committee a plethora of bills. Among the most noteworthy were: 1) a bill that would delay the...more

Natural Accumulation Doctrine Takes A Hit

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Winter may almost be over, but a recent Illinois Appellate Court case makes clear that school districts should remain vigilant in preventing and warning against slippery floors. In February, an Illinois Appellate Court...more

Bridgeport Board of Education v. NAEG, Local RI-200: What is the Appropriate Punishment for Actual and Perceived Threats in the...

We have all been emotionally touched by the tragedies in Columbine and Sandy Hook, not to mention workplace shootings such as those at Hartford Distributors and the Connecticut Lottery. In that context, employers (and...more

Police Concern About Public Safety Sufficient To Justify Shutdown Of Speech At School

by Varnum LLP on

In a lawsuit arising out of a well-publicized incident in West Michigan, Agema v. City of Allegan involved a lawsuit by former Michigan State Representative David Agema and others against the City of Allegan and others...more

Illinois State Police Releases Form For School Administrators To Use When Reporting Students Who Pose A “Clear And Present Danger”

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we previously reported in a FR Alert, the new School Administrator Reporting of Mental Health Clear and Present Danger Determinations Law requires public school principals and chief administrative officers of private...more

2014 Brings New School Safety Laws

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

After seeing a flurry of school safety proposals in 2013, the year ended quietly, with only a handful of school safety bills enacted that will bring relatively modest change. Here is a summary of new school safety laws, which...more

Education Update, No. 4, October 2013: Time For Your School's Annual Checkup

by Fisher Phillips on

Now that school has started, it’s time to ensure that your house is in order for the school year. Each year we outline those items in which we see trends developing or find issues with which schools consistently have...more

2013 Legislative Update: Summary Of Changes In School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In This Issue: - ADMINISTRATION ..Hazing ..Firearm Concealed Carry Act ..School Safety Drills ..Medical Insurance for Interscholastic Athletes ..Insurance ..Duties of a Principal ...more

Impact of Legislation on BOE Policies

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

This Alert provides a general explanation of the recent legislative enactments that impact board of education policies. ...more

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