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One at One: 2021-2022 Remote Learning

One at One: 2021-2022 Remote Learning

Posted May 18, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Whether New Jersey school districts may offer full-time remote learning options for the 2021-2022 school year? Answer: No. On May 17, 2021, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy announced that all students will be back in school for full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year.  Executive Order No. 175, issued on August 13th, […]

One at One: School Districts & Family First Coronavirus Recovery Act

One at One: School Districts & Family First Coronavirus Recovery Act

Posted May 12, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Jackie D’Arminio: Whether schools districts are eligible for tax credits for emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family leave, as implemented under the Family First Coronavirus Recovery Act (“FFRCA”)? Answer: Yes. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”), signed by President Joseph Biden on March 11, 2021, changed the applicable […]

Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher Speak at New Jersey School Boards Association Spring Education Symposium

Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher Speak at New Jersey School Boards Association Spring Education Symposium

Posted May 7, 2021 in Cannabis Law, Education Law, News

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 1:00 PM, Seth Tipton and Caitlin Pletcher, Partners with Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton and Taylor LLC, are speaking at the New Jersey School Boards Association virtual Spring Education Symposium. Their presentation – Legalized Marijuana: What Does It Mean for School Districts? – will cover an overview of the […]

One at One: New Jersey Student Learning Assessments

One at One: New Jersey Student Learning Assessments

Posted April 27, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Whether New Jersey school districts must administer the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments during the 2020-2021 school year? Answer: No. The United States Department of Education (“USDOE”) recently stated that the fall 2021 Start Strong assessments will satisfy the federal requirement to administer general statewide assessments during the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, the […]

One at One: Non-lawyer, Special Education Advocates

One at One: Non-lawyer, Special Education Advocates

Posted April 22, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Matt Rocco: Whether a non-lawyer, special education advocate can “represent” a parent at an IEP meeting and speak on the parent’s behalf? Answer: Yes. In Opinion #57, issued on April 9, 2021 by the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law (“Committee”), the Committee overturned the portion of Opinion #56 that limited […]

Lester Taylor Speaks About Representing Educators in Employment Law Cases

Lester Taylor Speaks About Representing Educators in Employment Law Cases

Posted April 15, 2021 in Education Law, Labor & Employment, News

On April 28, 2021, Florio Perrucci Partner, Lester Taylor, will participate on a webcast entitled Representing School Employees and Boards of Education in Employment Law Cases. Presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and the NJSBA School Law Special Committee, this program has been approved by the […]

One at One: Virtual Learning in 2021-2022

One at One: Virtual Learning in 2021-2022

Posted April 14, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Lena Kim: Whether school districts can offer virtual learning options for the 2021-2022 school year? Answer: Yes. Although Governor Murphy initially stated on March 24, 2021 that New Jersey school districts will return to full in-person classes and will not be allowed to offer virtual learning, he later clarified his statement on […]

Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher Discuss Legal Status of Marijuana and its Impact on School Districts

Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher Discuss Legal Status of Marijuana and its Impact on School Districts

Posted April 5, 2021 in Education Law, News

On April 1, 2021, Seth Tipton & Caitlin Pletcher, Partners with Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, Cappelli, Tipton and Taylor LLC, appeared on the podcast School Law – The Legal Status of Marijuana and its Impact on School Districts. They were interviewed by Ray Pinney of the New Jersey School Board Association. Tipton, Chair of the Firm’s […]

One at One: ESSER II Funds

One at One: ESSER II Funds

Posted March 31, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Colleen Degnan: Whether school districts may use ESSER II funds (available under the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act) for the same uses as ESSER I funds (available under the CARES Act). Answer: Yes.  Additionally, the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (“CRRSA”) clarified that both ESSER I and ESSER […]

One at One: Opposing Counsel Rule

One at One: Opposing Counsel Rule

Posted March 25, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Whether “replying all” to opposing counsel’s e-mail (when opposing counsel included their client on the e-mail) constitutes a violation of Rule of Professional Conduct 4.2. Answer: No. The New Jersey Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics recently concluded that a group e-mail chain is an informal mode of communication, similar to a conference call. […]

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