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Recent FOIA Decisions Address “Trade Secret” and “Private Information” Exemptions

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General’s office recently issued two binding opinions addressing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Specifically, the opinions found two public entities violated...more

New York Court Addresses Coverage for School District’s Alleged Civil Rights Violations

In its recent decision in Graphic Arts Mut. Ins. Co. v. Pine Bush Central School District, 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1553 (N.Y. 2d Dep’t Mar. 9, 2018), the Second Department of the New York Appellate Division had occasion to...more

The Commonwealth Court Holds That Time Limits for Public Comments at School Board Meetings Are Valid Under the Sunshine Act

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Sklaroff v. Abington School District, 2017 WL 4582638 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2017). The Commonwealth Court reaffirms a school district’s authority under the Sunshine Act to impose reasonable time limits on citizens’ comments during the...more

The New York Note - March 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

DOITT releases First Ever Contract for Design Services - This week, the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications released a first of its kind RFP for design services contracts through its Government X...more

Student activism after Parkland—Some First Amendment considerations for school district leaders

by Hogan Lovells on

After the tragic February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have taken to the streets. Students have met with lawmakers, engaged in protests, and staged...more

Jeena Lee-Walker V. N.Y.C. Dep’t Of Educ. Et Al.: Book Banning And The First Amendment

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

An application for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court was recently filed by Plaintiff Lee-Walker in, Jeena Lee-Walker v. N.Y.C. Dep’t of Educ. et al. Plaintiff teacher filed a lawsuit against her previous...more

National School Walk-out: Points to Consider as You Prepare

by Harris Beach PLLC on

An open letter - In light of recent events, schools across New York and the country are preparing for a student demonstration that could have millions joining a walkout. There are many stakeholders- students, parents,...more

School District Ordered to Allow Student to Use Medical Marijuana in Classroom

by Ruder Ware on

A recent decision from a federal court in Illinois has opened the door to significant debate regarding the use of medical marijuana in a school setting. The Schaumburg, IL School District has been ordered to allow an...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – February, 2018

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: This is the time of the year when some parents at my school really tick me off. It seems like every other day I receive an email or a call from a parent “informing” me that he or she will be withdrawing...more

Recent Legislation Further Limits School District Options in Connection with the Sale of Excess Property

by Miller Canfield on

Legislation enacted in 2017 and amended last month significantly expands the range of prohibitions on a school district’s ability to influence the future use of real property that it sells or transfers. When disposing of real...more

Department Of Education Releases Guidance On IDEA, FAPE, And Endrew F.

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On December 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a question-and-answer document on the Supreme Court’s 2017 opinion in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, 580 U.S., 137 S.Ct. 988 (2017) (“Endrew”)....more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 1.

by Fisher Phillips on

Thanks for the input on topics you’d like to see and on your own observations to reference in the weekly Update. In order to keep this report short, we’re shifting most book, movie and certain other categories to the full...more

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

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: As the principal of a middle school, sometimes I feel more like a referee than an educator. Recently, I have received a number of complaints from teachers about one seventh grade biology teacher...more

The State of Local Government in New York, 2017

by Harris Beach PLLC on

The Office of the State Comptroller has issued its annual report on local governments from 2016. The report shows...more

NYS Governor’s Education Budget has Ramifications beyond Monetary Resources

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Governor Cuomo’s 2018-2019 school aid proposal calls for an increase of about 3 percent or $769 million in total school aid. This is significantly lower than the $1.6 billion increase recommended by the Board of Regents. Many...more

2017 Legislative Summary (Part Two): The Budget “Implementer” And Its Effect On Connecticut’s Schools And Public Employers.

In 2017, our firm published a summary of new legislation affecting Connecticut’s schools and public sector employers. However, the 2017 “regular session” of the Connecticut General Assembly was not the final word. Due to the...more

School Districts Gearing Up for 2018-2019 Hires with Special H-1B Rule

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

While students across the country are heading back to finish the school year, school districts are already preparing to hire teachers for the next academic term. Districts are suffering from a nationwide teaching shortage and...more

Education Legislation Summary: 2017 Special Session – Biennial Budget, Connecticut General Assembly

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On October 26, 2017, the General Assembly passed Emergency Certified Bill 1502 (“Bill 1502” or “the Bill”). The Bill was signed by Governor Malloy on October 31, 2017 (except for a line item veto related to hospital charges)....more

Education Newsletter: Volume 2 Number 1

by Dickinson Wright on

ARIZONA - Chandler, Arizona - In August and September reports came to light of victims of alleged hazing and sexual assault at Hamilton High School. The reported incidents were shocking. Assaults occurred between...more

Vermont Legislative Preview 12-27-2017 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic lawmakers spent much of the last legislative session circling each other like wary boxers, taking short jabs but each side reluctant to fully engage. Democrats seemed to be genuinely perplexed...more

Senate Bill 621 Gives Part-Time Educators Their Proportional Share

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Senate Bill 621 will become effective on January 1, 2018. The bill amends Labor Code section 515.8 and is intended to address the ambiguities in Assembly Bill 2230 which was enacted last year....more

U.S. Department of Education Assesses Implications of High Court’s Decision

by Barley Snyder on

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a Questions and Answers on the U.S. Supreme Court’s March decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District....more

A Reminder of OCR Guidance Regarding Students With ADHD

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

School Districts should keep in mind last year’s guidance from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are entitled to equal educational...more

ISBE Issues Guidance on Homeless Dispute Resolution Procedures

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) recently issued guidance addressing Homeless Dispute Resolution Procedures. This newly released document is intended to “bring clarity, fairness and consistency” to the dispute...more

Fall 2017 Property Tax and Valuation Topics

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Property Assessment Class Action Fails - On previous occasions, the editors of Property Tax and Valuations Topics have noted that Connecticut courts tend to be rather strict in requiring property owners to pursue statutory...more

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