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One at One: New Jersey School Boards Association Virtual Workshop

One at One: New Jersey School Boards Association Virtual Workshop

Posted October 20, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Will the Education Law Group of FPSCT&T participate in this week’s New Jersey School Boards Association Virtual Workshop? Answer: Yes. We are a Premier Sponsor of the Workshop. Also, we will be doing 3 live virtual presentations – Labor Negotiations in a Pandemic; To Pay or Not To Pay? Public Contracts, Bidding and Procurement; and Bridging […]

One at One: Out-of-State Speech and Language Evaluations

One at One: Out-of-State Speech and Language Evaluations

Posted October 7, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Can a licensed speech and language pathologist (“SLP”) conduct student evaluations virtually if the student is located out-of-state during the evaluation? Answer: Yes. An SLP may conduct a virtual evaluation for a student located out-of-state during distance learning so long as the student’s individual circumstances are considered.  If it is determined that the […]

One at One: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

One at One: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted September 25, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue:  How will FPSCT&T celebrate the opening of its New Providence office? Answer: To celebrate “new beginnings” – the 2020 school year and the opening of our New Providence Office, FPSCT&T is organizing an art contest for students. Resources: Instructions for Art Contest Downloadable Flyer for Distribution To Learn More about FPSCTT’s Education and School Law Practice, […]

One at One: Schools Recording Virtual Class

One at One: Schools Recording Virtual Class

Posted September 23, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue:  Can school districts record virtual instruction/classrooms for accountability purposes without written consent of parents/guardians or eligible students under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and/or the New Jersey Pupil Records Act (“NJPRA”)? Answer: Yes. School districts may record virtual instruction/classrooms without written consent so long as the recordings are for internal […]

One at One: FFCRA and Hybrid School Schedules

One at One: FFCRA and Hybrid School Schedules

Posted September 16, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Can school districts deny an employee’s request for Family First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) leave if the employee’s child is attending school on a hybrid schedule? Answer: No. Under the revised US Department of Labor (“USDOL”) regulations, effective September 16, 2020, employers cannot deny FFCRA leave for hybrid childcare circumstances. The USDOL has explained […]

One at One Special Announcement – Christine Soto on NJSBA Education Podcast

One at One Special Announcement – Christine Soto on NJSBA Education Podcast

Posted July 27, 2020 in Education Law

Special Announcement – Christine Soto on NJSBA Education Podcast on July 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM Maybe no other area in education has had such a difficult transition with the shut down and more challenges in the reopening of schools then special education. As we look into reopening our schools we need to evaluate and […]

Special Edition One at One: Bid Thresholds for New Jersey Public Schools

Special Edition One at One: Bid Thresholds for New Jersey Public Schools

Posted June 29, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Has the New Jersey State Treasurer adjusted bid thresholds for New Jersey public schools? Answer: Yes. The State Treasurer exercised her authority to adjust bid thresholds for contracting units subject to the Local Public Contracts Law and the Public School Contracts Law. These adjustments become effective on July 1, 2020 and increase the […]

One at One: School is Out

One at One: School is Out

Posted June 23, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Will FPSCTT continue to provide New Jersey school districts a ONE AT ONE over the summer? Answer: No. The 2019-2020 school year has come to an end and it is time for all of us to relax and recharge and have some fun this summer. However, we will be back to provide you […]

One at One: Additional Services for Students with Disabilities

One at One: Additional Services for Students with Disabilities

Posted June 19, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Are funds available to cover the cost of additional services provided to student with disabilities who graduate or “age out”? Answer: Yes. School districts may submit an amendment to their 2019-2020 IDEA grant application – by June 30, 2020 – for the costs of providing additional services to students with disabilities. Districts may […]

One at One: Compensatory Education

One at One: Compensatory Education

Posted June 18, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Does graduation or “aging out” preclude a claim for compensatory education for services not provided during the COVID-19 pandemic? Answer: No. Graduating or aging out does not preclude a claim for compensatory education. The NJDOE has issued guidance encouraging IEP teams convene meetings to discuss services that were not provided and determine the […]

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