Tag: New Jersey education law

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

Third Circuit Addresses School Board’s Liability for Sexual Harassment

In Moody v. Atlantic City Board of Education, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a sexual harassment suit against the Atlantic City Board of Education. The federal appeals court held that the district court erred in concluding that the alleged harasser was not the plaintiff’s supervisor. Facts of the

NJ Dept. of Ed to Overhaul Regulation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities

NJ Dept. of Ed to Overhaul Regulation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities

The New Jersey Department of Education is currently considering amendments that would overhaul how the state regulates Approved Private Schools for Students with Disabilities (APSSDs). The proposed changes are intended to increase oversight and crack down on alleged nepotism and improper spending. Role of APSSDs in New Jersey There are

Law Requires NJ Higher Ed Institutions to Adopt Suicide Prevention Measures

Law Requires NJ Higher Ed Institutions to Adopt Suicide Prevention Measures

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation into law that will require higher education institutions in New Jersey to take steps to prevent suicide. The measure, which applies to all colleges and universities, unanimously passed in both the Senate and the Assembly.  The Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act specifically requires institutions

Third Circuit: Teacher’s Anti-Student Blog Posts Not Protected by First Amendment

Third Circuit: Teacher’s Anti-Student Blog Posts Not Protected by First Amendment

By a vote of 2-1, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Munroe v. Central Bucks School District that a Pennsylvania teacher’s anti-student blog posts were not protected under the First Amendment’s free speech guarantee. According to the appeals court, the teacher’s speech did not rise to the

NJ Supreme Court Sides With School Board in Whistleblower Case

In State v. Ivonne Saavedra, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a school board clerk could be criminally indicted for taking confidential documents from the North Bergen Board of Education. In so ruling, the court rejected the defendant’s arguments that that Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corp., 204 N.J. 239

Governor Christie Signs Transgender Student Law

NJ Appeals Court Rules Seaside Park Can’t Withdraw from School District

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey recently ruled that Seaside Park may not withdraw from the Central Regional School District. The case provides a comprehensive overview of regional school funding as well as the legal process for dissolving or withdrawing from a regional school district. The