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School Law: Archived Articles

APPR: New Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Standards to be Included In Governor’s Budget Bill

ATTORNEY RECOGNITION: Ben Ferrara Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from NSBA

BOARD POLICIES:  Modifying your Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policies?   Imposing Higher Standards than the Law Requires Could Actually Reduce Your Liability Exposure

BOOSTER CLUBS/FOUNDATIONS:  Booster Clubs and Foundations Can Provide Support But Make Sure to Follow the Rules

CAPITAL PROJECTS:  New N.Y.S. Education Department Approval Process For Capital Projects

     CAPITAL PROJECTS:  For Your Next Capital Construction Project, Consider a Retainer Agreement to Save on Legal Costs 

CIVIL SERVICE ISSUES:  Unemployment Insurance Implications of Reduction in Hours for Civil Service Employees

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW (FOIL):   Freedom of Information Law Compliance Can Require Providing Redacted Copy of Record 

FIRST AMENDMENT (SPEECH & RELIGION):  Winter Holidays and the First Amendment

HEALTH SERVICES: New SED Health Exam Guidelines Generate Concern about Care for Sick or Injured Students

OPEN MEETINGS LAW:    New Guidance on What Documents Must Be Disclosed to the Public Prior to Open Meetings

OVERTIME FOR NON-INSTRUCTIONAL EMPLOYEES:    Overtime Obligations with Respect to Non-Instructional School Employees

TAXATION ISSUES:  The Property Tax Levy Limit --  A Primer and Some Facts

TAX CERTIORARIS:  Be on the Lookout for Tax Cert Petitions

TEACHER EVALUATIONS:  Dramatic Changes to Required Annual Teacher and Principal Performance Review Procedures

TECHNOLOGY:   School Districts Face Increased Children’s Internet Protection Act Obligations to Obtain E-Rate Funding

SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUES: Requests for Use of Service Dogs in Schools Require Careful Consideration

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS:  What to Do and Not to Do about Student Discipline and Attendance


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