NJASA Legal Department Research Services - June 2016

School districts frequently grapple with issues of how to regulate student expression through their dress. Numerous districts have investigated implementation of a school uniform policy. This Administrative Guide will update the previous Guide on dress codes, and will focus particularly on statutes and cases that allow school uniforms. 

In addition, the School News Briefs reviews three new cases including one case in which an arbitrator determined that a tenured secretary should not be dismissed for consuming alcohol during work hours.

The June 2016 Impact on Negotiations  reviews three cases including one in which PERC ruled that a board of education had a non-negotiable prerogative to require teachers to assign a “basement grade” of 55 to poorly performing students.

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