Author: Samantha Blake

New Law Requires NJ School Districts to Implement Anti-Hazing Policies

New Law Requires NJ School Districts to Implement Anti-Hazing Policies 

On August 24, 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Timothy J. Piazza’s Law… On August 24, 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Timothy J. Piazza’s Law. The new law requires public and non-public middle schools and high schools, as well as higher education institutions, to adopt anti-hazing policies

NJ Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers Subject to Major Discipline Can Be Published

NJ Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers Subject to Major Discipline Can Be Published

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently upheld Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s executive order to publish the names of police officers who have been subjected to major discipline… The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently upheld Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s executive order to publish the names of police officers who

Legislative Update: Senate Education Committee Advances Teacher Diversity Bill Package

Legislative Update: Senate Education Committee Advances Teacher Diversity Bill Package

The Senate Education recently advanced eight bills that will impact New Jersey school districts if they are enacted in law. The legislative package, introduced by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz, aims to increase diversity among the state’s teachers. “During our hearing on teacher diversity, we heard from countless educators

HIB Violation

Appellate Division Decision Clarifies Student Due Process Rights for HIB Violation

In L.K. and T.K. v. Board of Education of Township of Mansfield, the New Jersey Appellate Division addressed the due process rights accorded to students alleged to have violated a school’s harassment, intimidation and bullying policy (HIB). The appeals court held that students facing an HIB violation are not entitled