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One at One: Bill S3488

One at One: Bill S3488

Posted March 16, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Whether Bill S3488 proposes financial incentives for school districts to form or expand regional school districts. Answer: Yes.  Bill S3488, which the Senate Education Committee has approved and is currently under review by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, creates a grant program as one financial incentive.  As proposed, the grant program offers […]

One at One: Compensatory Education

One at One: Compensatory Education

Posted March 10, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Jaclyn D’Arminio: Whether there is a set formula for determining whether compensatory education is owed, and the amount of compensatory education that is owed, to students with disabilities when there has been an interruption in services caused by COVID-19. Answer: No.  Determinations regarding compensatory education must be made on a case-by-case basis […]

One at One: New Jersey’s New Marijuana Laws & Schools

One at One: New Jersey’s New Marijuana Laws & Schools

Posted March 2, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Nick Sullivan: Whether the new marijuana laws, enacted by Governor Murphy on February 22, 2021, affect a school district’s reporting requirements under the Uniform Memorandum of Understanding between Education and Law Enforcement Officials. Answer: No.  Although the new marijuana laws decriminalized the possession of marijuana, marijuana remains defined as a controlled dangerous […]

One at One: New Jersey Statewide Assessments

One at One: New Jersey Statewide Assessments

Posted February 24, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Colleen Degnan: Whether twelfth graders are still required to demonstrate proficiency on Statewide assessments in order to graduate, despite the disruption to education caused by COVID-19? Answer: No. Governor Murphy, via Executive Order No. 214 (2021), waived the State’s graduation proficiency test requirement for all twelfth graders who have not yet met […]

One at One: Contracts and New Jersey Jurisdiction

One at One: Contracts and New Jersey Jurisdiction

Posted February 16, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Matt Rocco: As a public entity located in New Jersey, how can you prevent jurisdiction from being transferred out of New Jersey when you are contracting with a vendor? Answer: Public entities must carefully read the documents submitted by vendors in response to an RFP or bid solicitation (e.g., written proposals and […]

One at One: Student Records & OPRA

One at One: Student Records & OPRA

Posted February 10, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue by Lena Kim: Can a student of a public institution of higher education request his or her own student records under the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq.? Answer: Yes. In its recent decision, Doe v. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2021 WL 100236 (App. Div. January 12, 2021), […]

One at One: Aide in Lieu Payments

One at One: Aide in Lieu Payments

Posted January 20, 2021 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Can districts pro-rate 2020-21 aide in lieu of transportation payments (“AIL payments”) to account for periods of remote instruction during which parents/guardians did not transport their children to school? Answer: Yes, a district can pro-rate AIL payments to account for periods of remote instruction. In 2020-21, the maximum AIL payment per student is […]

Caitlin Pletcher Discusses the Effects of COVID-19 on School Districts – the Challenges & Silver Lining

Caitlin Pletcher Discusses the Effects of COVID-19 on School Districts – the Challenges & Silver Lining

Posted December 5, 2020 in Education Law, News

Caitlin Pletcher, a Partner in the Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor Education Law Group, was recently interviewed by Dianne DeOliveira on 107.1 – The Boss’ Jersey Shore Matters radio show. Pletcher discussed how COVID-19 is impacting New Jersey School Districts. She addressed a variety of topics including how school districts are meeting their […]

One at One: FPSCT&T 2020 Art Contest Results

One at One: FPSCT&T 2020 Art Contest Results

Posted November 25, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Is it time to announce the winners of the FPSCTT 2020 Art Contest?? Answer: Yes. Today is the day we announce the winners of the FPSCTT Art Contest. Thank you to all of  the artist who submitted work. We were overwhelmed by the creativity and talent of so many students. These young artists […]

One at One: Art Contest Extended Submission Deadline

One at One: Art Contest Extended Submission Deadline

Posted November 15, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Has FPSCT&T extended the deadline for the New Beginnings Art Contest? Answer: Yes. We are extending the deadline for our art contest submissions. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 20 and winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 25! Resources: Updated Flyer To Learn More about FPSCTT’s Education and School Law Practice, please contact: […]

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