In Brief: School Law Update – Spring 2021

  • Education Through a Trauma Informed Lens, by Lynne Sherry, Esq.
  • Extended School Year Reminders and Considerations, by Annemarie Harr Eagle, Esq.

In Brief: School Law Update – Winter 2021

  • A Tsunami of Assessment Appeals is Coming, by M. Janet Burkardt, Esq
  • Commonwealth Court Affirms Employee Discipline Confidentiality Protections under the Right-to-Know Law, by Amanda Jewell, Esq.
  • Act 110 of 2020: Protecting Victims of Student-on-Student Sexual Assault, by Nicole Williams, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Fall 2020

  • New Title IX Regulations Create New Requirements for Schools, by Danielle Guarascio, Esq.
  • Tax Exemption and Mixed-Use Incentive Program Act:  A New Tool in the Fight Against Blight, by Megan Turnbull, Esq.
  • Navigating COVID-19 Compensatory Services (CCS), by Lynne Sherry, Esq. 

In Brief:  School Law Update – Summer 2020

  • Commonwealth Court Rules that Student Cannot be Disciplined for Off-Campus, Crude Language, by Nicole W. Williams, Esq.
  • PA Class Action Lawsuit Filed Regarding Denial of FAPE During COVID-19 School Closures, by Emily H. Hammel, Esq.
  • Background Check Requirements for Independent Contractors: Clarification from the Commonwealth Court, by Lisa M. Colautti, Esq.
  • Compliance Alert: New Title IX Regulations, by Amanda B. Jewell, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Spring 2020

  • Pandemic of 2020: Act 13 and Act 15, by Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq. and Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.
  • Attorneys Emily Hammel and Danielle Guarascio Join WBK as Associates

In Brief:  School Law Update – Winter 2020

  • Emotional Disturbance Eligibility: What are Your School and Community Norms, by Rebecca Heaton Hall, Esq.
  • Legislature Restores Arrest Powers for School Police Officers, by Aimee R. Zundel, Esq.
  • Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) Update, by Lynne Sherry, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Fall 2019

  • Tools to Address School Avoidance and Anxiety, by Aimee R. Zundel, Esq.
  • Overhaul of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) Programs in Pennsylvania, By Lynne P. Sherry, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Spring 2019

  • PA Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Ruling Modifying Tort Claims Act, by Lisa M. Colautti, Esq.
  • Truancy – The Legal Landscape, by Lynne P. Sherry, Esq.
  • It is Safe2Say Something, Unless it is False! by Jocelyn Kramer, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Winter 2019

  • Safe2Say Program Launch, Federal School Safety Commission Recommendations & Related Developments, by Aimee R. Zundel, Esq.
  • Aimee Zundel is Named Partner at Weiss Burkardt Kramer

In Brief:  School Law Update – Summer 2018

  • Justices Define the Role of a Court Following a School District’s Decision to Sell Property, by Janet Burkardt, Esq.
  • How to Comply with Pennsylvania Law in the Post Mann v. Palmerton Landscape and Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury Amount Student-Athletes, by Victor Kustra, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Spring 2018

  • School Discipline and School Safety – A Review, by Annemarie Harr, Esq.
  • Providing Students with a Continuum of Behavior and Emotional Supports

In Brief:  School Law Update – Winter 2018

  • Act 55 of 2017:  Omnibus School Code Amendments, by Ira Weiss, Esq.
  • WBK Welcomes Two New Associates

In Brief:  School Law Update – Fall 2017

  • Is your Facebook Page a Public Record? by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Ruling Limiting Charter School Amendments, by Lisa M. Colautti, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Spring 2017

  • The Proposed Elimination of Property Tax: Another Attack on Local Control, by Ira Weiss, Esq.
  • Recent Developments on the Issue of Transgender Student Rights, by Annemarie K. Harr, Esq.

In Brief:  School Law Update – Winter 2016

  • Portability of Background Checks: What School Administrators Need to Know, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.
  • This Month’s Smoking “Hot” Topic for Administrators, by Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq.
  • School Employee Home Addresses and the Right-to-Know Law Update, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.
  • Omnibus School Code Amendments, by Lisa M. Colautti, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – Fall 2016

  • What Act 10 Means for School Districts, by Annemarie K. Harr, Esq.
  • Update: Anti-Hazing Law, by Hobart J. “Hobie” Webster, Esq.
  • New Federal Guidance to Schools, by Aimee Rankin Zundel, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – Summer 2016

  • Transgender Student Rights:  An Update, by Annemarie K. Harr, Esq.
  • New FLSA Regulations to Take Effect in December, by Joseph D. Shaulis, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – Fall 2015

  • PA Supreme Court Rules on Transportation Responsibilities, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq. & Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq.
  • School Voucher Case Decided, by Lisa M. Colautti, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – July 2015

  • Right-to-Know Law Update, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.
  • Prevention Could Ensure Professional Use of Technology, by Aimee Rankin Zundel, Esq. & Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – March 2015

  • Statutory Considerations in School District Construction Contracts, by James P. McGraw, III, Esq.
  • Discipline of Special Education Students: Out-of-School Suspensions, by Rebecca Heaton Hall, Esq.

In Brief -School Law Update – September 2014 

  • PIAA Passes New MixedGender Participation Bylaws, by Christian D. Bareford, Esq.
  • Transportation Hot Topics, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.
  • Recent Charter School Decision, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – June 2014

  • Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider Expansion of Public Private Partnership Legislation, by James P. McGraw, III, Esq.
  • New Child Protection Bills Signed into Law, by Lisa M. Colautti, Esq.
  • Prayer at Local Government Meetings, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq. & Ira Weiss, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – April 2014

  • Supreme Court Issues Decision on Executive Sessions and the Sunshine Act, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.
  • Important Changes Made to the Educator’s Misconduct Act, by Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq.
  • Audiotaping Now Permitted on School Buses, by Nicole Wingard Williams, Esq.

In Brief – School Law Update – December 2013

  • Recovery of Money Damages from Schools in Disability Discrimination Claims, by Aimee Rankin Zundel, Esq.
  • CDC Issues Voluntary Guidelines on Serving Children with Food Allergies. Are They Really Voluntary? by M. Janet Burkardt, Esquire & Aimee Rankin Zundel, Esq.

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, by Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq.
  • Data-Driven Dismissals: Future of Employee Discipline Under Act 82, by Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq.
  • H.S. Senior Suspension Challenged the District and the Court on ‘Notice’, by Robert Max Junker, Esq. 

In Brief – School Law Update – February 2013

  • Equal Access to Athletic Programs for Students with Disabilities, by Ira Weiss, Esq. & Aimee Rankin Zundel, Esq.
  • Street Preacher Evokes First Amendment Right and Loses, by Keely J. Collins, Esq. King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC