Tag: Education Law

Education Law Update – Gov. Murphy Signs Several Bills into Law

Education Law Update – Gov. Murphy Signs Several Bills into Law

Gov. Phil Murphy took action on several education bills in recent weeks… Gov. Phil Murphy took action on several education bills in recent weeks. The legislation signed into law addresses issues ranging from school nurse shortages to school bus driver safety. Gov. Murphy also issued conditional vetoes on some closely-watched

Can NJ Schools Still Provide Special Education Services Remotely?

Can NJ Schools Still Provide Special Education Services Remotely?

The New Jersey Department of Education rescinded the COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency rule allowing special education services to be provided virtually… Effective September 8, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Education rescinded the COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency rule allowing special education services to be provided virtually. However, school districts may continue to

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Extending Special Education Service

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Extending Special Education Service

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation requiring boards of education to consider offering additional or compensatory special education and related services… On June 16, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation requiring boards of education to consider offering additional or compensatory special education and related services, including transition services, for a maximum

Appellate Division Rules Administrative Assistant Entitled to Tenure Hearing

Appellate Division Rules Administrative Assistant Entitled to Tenure Hearing

The Appellate Division recently reversed a decision issued by the Commissioner of Education regarding the termination of an administrative employee of eight years, without a tenure hearing… The Appellate Division recently reversed a decision issued by the Commissioner of Education regarding the termination of an administrative employee of eight years,

NJ Assembly Advances Legislation Targeting Student Mental Health

NJ Assembly Advances Legislation Targeting Student Mental Health

The mental health of New Jersey students was a growing concern before the COVID-19 pandemic hit… The mental health of New Jersey students was a growing concern before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Nationally, as well as in New Jersey, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people

School Boards Exempt from New Jersey’s Latest Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings

School Boards Exempt from New Jersey’s Latest Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings

With COVID-19 cases again spiking in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has issued an executive order imposing tighter restrictions on public gatherings. Pursuant to Executive Order 196, the limit of people gathering indoors will be decreased from 25 to 10. Of particular interest to New Jersey school boards, the Executive