Tag: New Jersey School Law

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,

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New Jersey School District Must Pay $75,000 to Settle Bullying Claims

New Jersey has some of the toughest anti-bullying laws in the country. For local school systems, this means prompt investigation of harassment claims and meaningful remedial measures to address it. As highlighted by a recent New Jersey school lawsuit, failures to address bullying can lead to costly liability. The Old

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

NJ Appeals Court Rules OPRA Requests Subject to OPRA

NJ Court Sides With Faculty Association Over Arbitration of Grievances

The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently considered the proper body to decide grievances involving minor employee discipline by a state college. The case, Board of Trustees of Ocean County College v. Faculty Ass’n of Ocean County College, centered on the interplay of several New Jersey statutes.

NJ Supreme Court Overturns Arbitration Award in Teacher Misconduct Case

NJ Court Orders School Officials to Reimburse District for Legal Fees For Improper Lawsuit

The Appellate Division recently ordered two school officials to reimburse their district for legal fees when the school board improperly instituted legal action on their behalf. It concluded that a defamation lawsuit was not brought in the interest of the Elizabeth Board of Education, but rather, in the interest of

Is New Jersey’s Strict Anti-Bullying Law Working?

Last week, students across New Jersey participated in the second annual Week of Respect. It is one of the many initiatives started under the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, which became law in 2011. As we have previously discussed on this New Jersey Government & Law blog, the state’s

Legislation Would Change “Town and Gown” Relationship With Private Non-Profit Colleges

Legislation that is currently advancing in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature would give New Jersey municipalities less control over development by private non profit colleges and universities. The bills aim to put private and public institutions on equal footing when it comes to land use approvals. Under the