A Tsunami of Assessment Appeals is Coming; Commonwealth Court Affirms Employee Discipline Confidentiality Protections under the Right-to-Know Law; Act 110 of 2020: Protecting Victims of Student-on-Student Sexual Assault
New Title IX Regulations Create New Requirements for Schools; Tax Exemption and Mixed-Use Incentive Program Act: A New Tool in the Fight against Blight; Navigating COVID-19 Compensatory Services (CCS)
Commonwealth Court Rules that Student Cannot be Disciplined for Off-Campus, Crude Language; PA Class Action Lawsuit Filed Regarding Denial of FAPE During COVID-19 School Closures; Background Check Requirements for Independent Contractors: Clarification from the Commonwealth Court; Compliance Alert: New Title IX Regulations
Pandemic of 2020: Act 13 and Act 15; Attorneys Emily Hammel and Danielle Guarascio Join WBK as Associates
Emotional Disturbance Eligibility: What are Your School and Community Norms; Legislature Restores Arrest Powers for School Police Officers; Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) Update
Tools to Address School Avoidance and Anxiety; Overhaul of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) Programs in Pennsylvania; We’re Speaking. . .
PA Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Ruling Modifying Tort Claims Act; Truancy – The Legal Landscape; Its Safe2Say Something, Unless it is False!
Safe2Say Program Launch, Federal School Safety Commission Recommendations & Related Developments; Aimee Zundel is Named Partner at Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC
Justices Define the Role of a Court Following a School District’s Decision to Sell Property; How to Comply with Pennsylvania Law in the Post Mann v. Palmerton Landscape and Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury Amount Student-Athletes
School Discipline and School Safety – A Review
Act 55 of 2017: Omnibus School Code Amendments; WBK Welcomes Two New Associates
Is your Facebook Page a Public Record?; Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Ruling Limiting Charter School Amendments
The Proposed Elimination of Property Tax: Another Attack on Local Control; Recent Developments on the Issue of Transgender Student Rights
Portability of Background Checks; This Month’s Smoking “Hot” Topic for Administrators
What Act 10 Means for School Districts; Update: Anti-Hazing Law
Transgender Student Rights: An Update; New FLSA Regulations to Take Effect in December
PA Supreme Court Rules on Transportation Responsibilities; School Voucher Case Decided
In Brief – School Law Update – July 2015
This issue includes an article about social media use and suggestions on how to implement technology and social media policies.
In Brief – School Law Update – March 2015
Read about the potential pitfalls surrounding school construction projects and guidance on the discipline of special education students.
In Brief -School Law Update – September 2014
PIAA Passes New Mixed-Gender Participation Bylaws; Transportation Hot Topics; Recent Charter School Decision
In Brief – School Law Update – June 2014
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider Expansion of Public-Private Partnership Legislation; New Child Protection Bills Signed into Law; Prayer at Local Government Meetings
In Brief – School Law Update – April 2014
Supreme Court Issues Decision on Executive Sessions and the Sunshine Act
In Brief – School Law Update – December 2013
Recovery of Money Damages from Schools in Disability Discrimination Claims; Are They Really Voluntary? – CDS Voluntary Guidelines on Serving Children with Food Allergies
In Brief – School Law Update – September 2013
Act 82 Now in Effect – What You Need to Know!
In Brief – School Law Update – June 2013
Special Education Updates; Data-Driven Dismissals: Future of Employee Discipline Under Act 82; H.S. Senior Suspension Challenged the District and the Court on ‘Notice’.
In Brief – School Law Update – February 2013
Equal Access to Athletic Programs for Students with Disabilities; Street Preacher Evokes First Amendment Right and Loses