NJASA Legal Department Research Services
 
July 2014 edition now online
 
The July 2014 issue of the NJASA Legal Research Publication Program is now available online to subscribers. Public school officials are often required to investigate allegations of employee misconduct in the workplace.  During those investigations it is sometimes necessary to search an employee’s desk, computers, voicemail and other items.  However, employees of public employers enjoy privacy rights guaranteed by the New Jersey and United States Constitutions.  This Administrative Guide offers school officials guidance in conducting investigations that may involve searches of employees, their belongings, and/or work stations.

In addition, the School News Briefs reviews two new cases, including one in which the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, ruled that school districts are permitted to bring third-party complaint against parents and their children who allegedly bullied a student.

The July 2014 Special Education Bulletin reviews two new cases including one in which an ALJ granted emergent relief to the parents of a student with a psychiatric illness, and ordered the district to pay for a placement at an out-of-state residential program in Utah.
 
Subscribers to the NJASA Legal Research Publication Program can access the publications after inserting their user name and password by clicking here.
 
To become a subscriber to the NJASA Legal Research Publications Program, click here.