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November 2015 edition now online

The November 2015 Administrative Guide is available online. School administrators’ responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of students has become more complicated by the growing anti-vaccination movement. In order to help school administrators navigate this issue, part one of this Administrative Guide  discussed statutes, regulations, and case law pertaining to immunization requirements for public school students. Part two continues the discussion and focuses on the medical and religious exemptions that may otherwise preclude students from having to undergo the vaccination protocols.

In addition, the School News Briefs reviews three new cases, including one case in which the School Ethics Commission reprimanded a board member for contacting candidates for the superintendent position without authorization, and for revealing confidential information from executive session to a candidate.

The November 2015 Special Education Bulletin reviews two cases including one in which an ALJ determined that the board did not violate a student’s IEP by failing to place a nurse at school during the extended school year for the student who suffers from a seizure disorder.

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