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Lamb Barnosky LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education, New York Office for Civil Rights, ("OCR") recently determined that a BOCES discriminated against students by failing to publish a nondiscrimination notice that complied with federal laws and regulations.

 

HTMLCalifornia School Teacher’s Claim That She Was Fired Due to a Computer Error Proceeds
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Rommel v. Los Angeles Unified School District, No. B253405 (December 5, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a school district and against a teacher who claimed that she was fired while on disability leave as a...

 

HTMLSchool District Found Not Liable for Child Burned on Radiator
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
The minor plaintiff Ashanti Atkins, age 6, a first grader at Lincoln School in Newark, was burned by a radiator in the girl’s bathroom. She had climbed onto the 26 inch high uncovered, cast-iron radiator to look out the window, her foot slipped, and her leg became wedged behind the radiator....

 

HTMLSchool Board Found Not Liable for Fall on School Property
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
Laurie Ortiz Guerrero sued defendant Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education due to a fall on an icy school walkway. Plaintiff argued that the exception to the immunity provisions in the Tort Claims Act, as set forth in the New Jersey Supreme Court in Bligen v. Jersey City Housing Authority...

 

HTMLThe Feds Are Watching: Equitable Allocations In School Budgets
Michael P. Mckeon; GrayRobinson P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 23, 2014
It is indisputable that education forms the cornerstone of a productive society. What is frequently disputed, however, is what that cornerstone should cost, and just as every year swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, so too do gadflies swarm in school districts across Connecticut during the...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court to Review Denial of Homeowner’s Private Beach Access
Joshua Weiss; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
In the case of Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (D064120; Cal.App.4th 658; San Diego Superior Court; 37-2011-00058666-CU-WM-NC), the California Supreme Court has granted a petition for review of the decision by the Fourth Appellate District (Division One) upholding a prior decision in which...

 

HTML$7.6 Million in Asbestos Cleanup Costs for California School District
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
Location, test scores, and -- most importantly -- safety are all main concerns for the parents of California school children. Recently during the modernization of eleven Huntington Beach elementary schools, three were closed indefinitely after asbestos was discovered at the sites.

 

HTMLClear Thinking: The State Board of Education’s Concussion Education Plan and Guidelines for Connecticut Schools
Michael P. McKeon; GrayRobinson P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 2015
With each new year, it seems as if Connecticut legislators collectively agree to the same resolution - create new legal obligations for local and regional school boards. This year is no different. Although passed in early 2014, the most sweeping components of Public Act 14-66, entitled “An...

 

HTMLCommentary: Newtown School Lawsuit Offers Painful Casting of Blame
Michael P. McKeon; GrayRobinson P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
"Well-aware"? "Easily observed and understood"? And so, with such allegations, the shared grief that tightly bound the victims of Sandy Hook is sundered, the survivors of two children faulting teachers and aides who also perished that day for their own unbearable loss.

 

Adobe PDFRevision to the Regulations of the Commissioner Regarding Student Residency Procedures
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
The Board of Regents has adopted an emergency rule ("the Rule") significantly amending Section 100.2(y) of the Regulations of the Commissioner with regard to student residency procedures. The rationale supporting this emergency action is to protect the constitutional rights of...

 


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