Tag: New Jersey School Law

Governor Christie Signs Law Protecting Transgender Students

On July 21, 2017, Governor Christie signed Senate Bill 3067, which establishes new protections for transgender students and requires the Commissioner of Education to develop guidelines for school districts. The legislation is intended to ensure that transgender students are protected from discrimination and have a safe learning environment. “All of our

NJ Appeals Court Holds School District Not Liable for Abuse

NJ Bill Would Require School Board Members to Confirm Eligibility

A bill pending in the New Jersey Assembly would require school board candidates to affirm that they have not been convicted of crimes that would disqualify them from office when filing their nominating petitions. The legislation, Assembly Bill 4206, is currently pending before the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  Under N.J.S.18A:12-1, individuals

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NJ Supreme Court Addresses Indemnification of School Employees

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently addressed whether N.J.S.A. 18A:16-6 entitles a school board employee to indemnification for attorney fees and costs spent in defense of a civil action arising from the same allegations contained in a dismissed criminal indictment. In L.A. v. Board of Education of the City

Appeals Court Rules New Jersey School Not Liable for Injury Caused by Errant Baseball

Appeals Court Rules New Jersey School Not Liable for Injury Caused by Errant Baseball

Homework matters, even in baseball. The Appellate Division recently held that a local school board could not be held liable for the injuries suffered by Tenafly mother, who was struck by a baseball while attending her son’s game. The decision in Brigante v. Tenafly Board of Education addresses when a

Matters of the Heart: NJ Schools Must Comply With New Cardiac Emergency Regulations

Matters of the Heart: NJ Schools Must Comply With New Cardiac Emergency Regulations

Students aren’t the only ones headed back to school this fall. New Jersey municipalities and school districts are learning to apply new emergency regulations. The curriculum will be: preparation to comply with two new laws intended to improve how schools respond to cardiac emergencies. The first addresses educators, coaches and

California Judge Strikes Down Teacher Tenure Laws As Unconstitutional

California Judge Strikes Down Teacher Tenure Laws As Unconstitutional

  A California superior court judge made headlines earlier this month when he struck down several of the state’s teacher tenure laws as unconstitutional.  Vegara v. California found that the state’s tenure laws deprived students of their right to education as guaranteed by the State constitution and violated their civil

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NJ Supreme Court Upholds Commissioner of Education’s Charter School Denial

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently upheld the New Jersey Commissioner of Education’s (Commissioner) decision to deny Quest Academy’s application to open a charter school in Montclair. The court ruled that “the Commissioner’s decision to deny Quest Academy’s charter school application was amply supported by the record and was

NJ Supreme Court Overturns Arbitration Award in Teacher Misconduct Case

NJ Court Upholds Tenure Charges Against College Athletic Director But Vacates Termination Decision

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court outlined the process for adopting or rejecting the findings of an Administrative Law Judge when seeking to bring tenure charges against a county college employee. The case, In The Matter Of The Tenure Hearing Of Francis Lawrence,