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Fisher Phillips

The Surf-By Lawsuit Has Officially Found Its Way To The School Industry

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Earlier this year, we published an article warning that websites have become the new hotbed of litigation brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and that schools across the country should take note (“Your...more

Carlton Fields

Intentional Accidents: California Supreme Court Announces That General Commercial Liability Policies Apply To Negligent Hiring,...

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In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit observed that under California law, there was an unresolved question as to whether a commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policy covers an...more

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Illinois Schools Have Discretion to Define the Instructional Day

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Although months have passed since a new law addressing public education funding in Illinois was signed, confusion lingers over the impact of the law on the instructional day for students....more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

See You In Court! - December 2018

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As the holiday break grows near, the members of the Nutmeg Board of Education have been on their best behavior, almost mellow in tone, dutifully moving through the agenda for each meeting. Things changed at the meeting last...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

Texas Legislative Session Preview

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The Texas Legislature will convene Jan. 8, 2019 for its 140-day regular session. Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, both Republicans, were re-elected to serve a second term. The political makeup of the Texas Senate...more

Clark Hill PLC

Court Case Shows Importance of Monitoring Student Progress Under an IEP

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A recent decision by the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals underscored the importance of monitoring and ensuring the progress of special education students under their Individualized Education Plans (“IEP”), and...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Further Revises its Investigative Process

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Over the years, public school districts have scrutinized the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for the manner in which it has handled its investigations. Among other things, public school...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News November 2018 #4

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Education - NEWS & OBSERVER: NC schools chief offered a $250 prize to take a survey, and 22,000 parents responded State Schools Superintendent Mark Johnson is offering parents a chance to win $250 if they take an online...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – November 2018 #2

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Dear Legal Mailbag: As the principal of an elementary school, I love the holiday season. Every year, I cannot wait to get through Thanksgiving dinner to start the festivities. Originally published in the CAS Weekly...more

Franczek Radelet P.C.

OCR Quietly Updates Case Processing Manual, Bringing Big Changes For Schools

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On November 20, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the second round of revisions to its Case Processing Manual (CPM) in 2018. The CPM outlines the procedures OCR uses to...more

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Proposed Title IX Regulations Raise Many Questions, Particularly for K-12 Schools

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education issued proposed regulations that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) would use to investigate complaints against schools under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX...more

The Brown Firm

Was your child injured at school in Georgia? Here's what to do

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We do all we can to keep them safe, but children are destined to get hurt. They run around without a care in the world, without thinking two seconds into the future. They live free, and they aren't worried about getting hurt....more

Harris Beach PLLC

Tis the Season for School Field Trips; Are You Including Students with Disabilities?

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A school district’s duty to accommodate students with disabilities extends beyond the classroom setting into field trips and other offsite, school-sponsored activities. School districts must accommodate students with...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report – Special Legislative Session Day 3

The General Assembly reconvened today for the third day of the Special Legislative Session, where all eyes were on the House of Representatives. The lower chamber took up and adopted all three of the key propositions for the...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – November, 2018

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Dear Legal Mailbag: One of the teachers in my building is quite involved in political affairs and he regularly posts commentary on his blog. This week, however, I think that he went too far. Originally published in the...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Legislation Update Affecting Schools

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The General Assembly and Governor Wolfe recently enacted various legislation affecting school entities. The following is a brief summary of those developments....more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News November 2018 #2

by McGuireWoods Consulting on

Education - WRAL NEWS: Deadline for 'Silent Sam' plan pushed back The University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors said Friday they would push back the deadline for a plan on the future of a controversial...more

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Illinois Appellate Court Case Recognizes Limitations to Tort Immunity Act in Construction Context

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (the “Act”) limits the liability of public bodies for claims of negligence, including in cases based on performance of discretionary functions. ...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

See You In Court! – November 2018

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

As the Nutmeg Board of Education prepares for new budget season, Board member Mal Content is worried about the budget discussions becoming antagonistic and personal. The last budget season had been brutal, but people were...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – October, 2018 #3

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: In case you didn’t notice, it’s election season. As if it wasn’t bad enough that the property was being littered with campaign signs from the summer primary, I recently noticed that a candidate for...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Changes on the Public Construction Horizon: A North Carolina Legislative Update

This past year the North Carolina Legislature has been incredibly active. Among the legislation proposed and adopted, a few bills will create changes in how contractors interact with various public entities. Most notably, big...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Commonwealth Court Reverses Hearing Officer’s Exclusion Based On Parent’s Alleged Non-Residency

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Whitacker-Reid v. Pottsgrove School District, 168 A. 3d 905 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2017) The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reverses the Pottsgrove School District’s exclusion of students based on parent’s alleged non-residency,...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – October, 2018 #2

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: I had a weird experience the other day that I need to share with you. A family new to the district came by to enroll their 4th grade daughter, and they stopped in to see me. I was delighted to welcome...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

New Orleans Charter School Operator Ordered to Bargain with Union

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a New Orleans charter school was not a “political subdivision” exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA does not apply to States and their political...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News

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Education - WRAL NEWS: Chapel Hill officials again urge UNC to move 'Silent Sam' - The Chapel Hill Town Council sent a letter Friday to University of North Carolina officials, once again asking that a controversial...more

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