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
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
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.
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