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CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week - October, 2017 #4

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from an outside therapist who is seeing one of my students who refuses to come to school. I did not have a release to speak to this individual but, without...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – September, 2017 #2

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: I was surprised to receive a letter the other day addressed to me as school principal with the Connecticut Department of Corrections as the return address. I opened the letter and read that it was from...more

Religious Institutions Update: June 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Timely Topics - The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577. The lawsuit concerns whether the daycare operated by a Missouri church may qualify...more

Mandated Reporting and Professional Boundaries: Important Training for Faculty and Staff

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Now more than ever it is critical for independent schools to ensure that all faculty and staff are appropriately trained regarding their legal obligation to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of any student to appropriate...more

North Carolina Legislative Update - March, 2017

by Brooks Pierce on

While various bills made their way through committees and chambers this week, the highlight was the release of Governor Cooper's proposed Budget Recommendations for fiscal years 2017-2018. Secretary Hall Confirmed -...more

Florida Mandated Reporter Law

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

This survey discusses only the mandated reporter statute in Florida. If your industry is governed by a state licensing agency, such as education or child care, then that agency likely has its own set of reporting...more

Comparing the Clinton and Trump Parental Leave and Childcare Proposals

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have each put forward plans for paid parental leave and assistance with the cost of childcare. However, as expected the plans differ significantly. The Clinton Plan is...more

North Carolina Mandated Reporter Law

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

This survey discusses only the mandated reporter statute in North Carolina. If your organization is governed by a state licensing agency, such as education or child care, then that agency likely has its own set of reporting...more

South Carolina Mandated Reporter Law

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

This survey discusses only the mandated reporter statute in South Carolina. If your organization is governed by a state licensing agency, such as education or child care, then that agency likely has its own set of reporting...more

Georgia Mandated Reporter Law

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

This survey discusses only the mandated reporter statute in Georgia. If your organization is governed by a state licensing agency, such as education or child care, then that agency likely has its own set of reporting...more

Another rejection of the intent-defeating, sole-benefit-of-the-beneficiaries principle, the policy centerpiece of the Uniform...

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

In §6.1.2 of Loring and Rounds: A Trustee’s Handbook (2016), the authors report on the ongoing academic debate between Prof. John H. Langbein and Prof. Jeffrey A. Cooper over the merits of the sole-benefit-of...more

SC Public Policy Update - May 2016 #4

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - SENATE - The Senate had a busy week working through the Senate calendar and addressing bills returned from the House. The Senate concurred with the House amendments on S. 1035, the “South Carolina...more

Child Protection Policies: Training for Children?

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

One question that always comes up when I advise organizations about youth protection policies is what sort of training to provide to children. Whether to include that training is simply a matter of your professional judgment...more

A New Challenge to Anti-Nepotism Rules Based on Marital Status Discrimination

In a newly filed lawsuit that has garnered some publicity, a Shelton high school teacher is suing the Shelton Public Schools over the imposition of an anti-nepotism rule which she claims constitutes marital status...more

New Notice to Parents Regarding Special Education Rights

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In 2012, the legislature passed Public Act 12-173 which revised Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-76d to provide that, upon request by a parent/guardian, school districts must provide an opportunity for a parent to meet with a member of...more

Top 4 Questions About Divorce and Special Education

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Divorce is more common than ever. According to the Center for Disease Control, another trend on the rise is the prevalence of Attention Deficit Disorder (“ADD”) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (“ADHD”) diagnosed in...more

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Regardless of what type of legal or physical custody a parent exercises, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), all parents are provided with certain rights surrounding their ability to access their...more

Supreme Court Affirms Ruling That School District Has Duty To Transport Student To And From Father’s And Mother’s Separate...

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Watts v. Manheim Central School District, 112 MAP 2014 (Pa. 2015). The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed an earlier ruling of the Commonwealth Court that, when a school district provides transportation, it must transport a...more

SCHOOLING AND DIVORCE

As summer comes to an end, it is important to remember divorced or non-intact families must approach their child’s schooling a little differently than intact families. For example, many intact families designate one parent to...more

Does One Wrong Equal No Rights? Connecticut Lets Its Surrogate Parents’ Contracts Lapse

Due to the State Department of Education’s failure to provide new contracts in a timely manner, Connecticut’s approximately 74 surrogate parents have found themselves in limbo. Surrogate parents are appointed by the State...more

Does the Supreme Court's Marriage Decision Protect Religious Entities?

by Buchalter on

COMMENTARY: For faithful Christians, Jews and Muslims, the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges leaves more questions than answers. In the days running up to today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage ...more

Will My Child Have to Change Schools?

In Pennsylvania, a child is entitled to attend the public school in the district where the child resides. When parents live in different districts due to separation or divorce, a child will attend school in the district of...more

Does the trustee who socially invests entrusted funds breach his/her/its fiduciary duty of undivided loyalty, absent express...

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

On February 8, 2015, The University of California Student Association [which purports to represent all 240,000 students enrolled in the UC system’s 10 campuses] passed [9-1-5] the following resolution, which, in part, calls...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: October 31, 2014

by Sands Anderson PC on

Happy Halloween! The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions on Halloween this year. A complete coincidence, but I do hope that nothing in this term’s opinions has scares you! This term resulted in two cases related to...more

Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students

by Fenwick & West LLP on

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Fenwick & West, Angelica Salceda is working at the ACLU of Northern California to ensure that pregnant and parenting students in California’s Central Valley schools are afforded...more

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