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,
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
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
Government surveillance is currently a hot topic, even in New Jersey schools. Effective July 1, school districts are required to notify students and their parents if school-supplied electronic devices may record or collect information on the student’s activity or the student’s use of the device. The law is named the
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.
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
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 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