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Adobe PDFReminder: Substance Use Prevention Policies Due to DESE by October 28, 2016
Sarah Catignani; Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2016, previously published on October 2016
As noted in our March 2016 Client Alert, as part of Massachusetts’ Omnibus Substance Abuse Legislation, there were several action items for schools. One of those action items was the requirement that all public schools must file their policies regarding substance use and prevention and...

 

HTMLThis Is Going on Your Permanent Record: Contract Principles Applied to Student Handbook in Plagiarism Case
Lisa Kaplan; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 3, 2016
On October 24, 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a summary judgment decision in favor of a university in a case brought by a student who was disciplined for violating Harvard Law School’s plagiarism policy. In Walker v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, No. 15-1154 (1st...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court to Hear Transgender Student Case
Thomas Dorer, Mariah H. McGrogan, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral argument in one of the high-profile challenges to the legality of the Dear Colleague Letter (“DCL”) jointly issued by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, 2016, announcing the Departments would “treat a...

 

HTMLReligion and Co-Parenting
Wendy A. Mara; Mara Law, P.A;
Legal Alert/Article
November 7, 2016, previously published on Fall 2016
Co-parenting after a divorce can be a challenge. This is especially so, if you and your former spouse have differing ideas about raising children. These differences may have been easier to manage or overlook while you were all living under one roof. This is most likely because you had more control....

 

HTMLSexual Violence and Harassment Act in Force in Ontario
Robert Weir; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
The Ontario Government introduced the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment, 2016) (Bill 132 for short) on October 27, 2015. On March 8, 2016, Bill 132 received Royal Assent in Ontario. Bill 132 amends a number of...

 

HTMLSchool Boards Moving To Review Head Lice Policies
Maciej Lipinski; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
The Toronto District School Board ("TDSB") has begun the process of reconsidering its strict policy on requiring children with head lice to remain home from school.1 TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird described the reconsideration process as geared towards inclusion in the classroom:

 

HTMLAlberta Court Upholds Human Rights Decision Against Independent School
Katherine Deakon; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
On August 10, 2016 the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta released its judgment upholding an Alberta Human Rights Commission ("AHRC") decision related to students praying on an independent school's campus. The Court upheld $26,000 in damages awarded to two high school students (the...

 

HTMLOntario Introduces New Executive Compensation Framework
Jacquie Dagher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
On September 6, 2016, the Ontario Government introduced Regulation 304/16: Executive Compensation Framework (the "Framework") under the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 ("BPSECA") for broader public sector executive compensation. The Framework sets out...

 

HTMLOntario Government Asks Unions to Extend Education Contracts
Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
The Ontario Government has offered contract extensions to most of the key education unions, in order to achieve labour peace during the next election.1

 

HTMLOntario Ombudsman's Office Marks One Year Of School Board Oversight
Maciej Lipinski; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
On August 18, 2016, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation welcomed Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé as its keynote speaker at the Summer Leadership Conference in Ottawa. The timing of the speech is significant, as September 2016 marks one year since the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman...

 


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