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March 2015 edition now online
 

The March 2015 Administrative Guide is available online. This Administrative Guide series provides school officials with information about the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) which includes the federal Wiretap Act, and also discusses the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Contract Act.  Part one of this series examined wiretapping, surreptitious audio recordings, and the privacy of electronic and oral communications.  Part two discussed the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control act and its applicability to school districts. Part Three reviewed cases involving these Acts in school settings and their applicability to school districts.  This final part of the series examines access to stored electronic and wire communications under the Stored Communications Act and the New Jersey Wiretap Act. 

In addition, the School News Briefs reviews two new cases.  In one case, a board’s RIF of a tenured supervisor of curriculum and instruction and the creation of an assistant director of curriculum and instruction position was found not to be arbitrary and capricious.

The March 2015 Special Education Bulletin reviews three cases including a case in which an ALJ held that a disabled student in an out-of-district placement was not entitled to receive transportation home from extracurricular activities.  In that case, no determination was made that participation in extracurricular activities would provide an educational benefit. 

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