The September 2014 Administrative Guide is available online. The February and June 2012 issues of NJASA’s Administrative Guide examined topics concerning New Jersey School Board members. Since those issues were published, there have been considerable changes in how the School Ethics Commission analyzes conflicts of interest relating to staff, and Code of Ethics violations. This Administrative Guide explores those recent opinions and updates the information provided.
In addition, the School News Briefs reviews two new cases including one in which an ALJ found that two RIFed, tenured Supervisors of Curriculum were entitled to a newly-created, unrecognized positions of Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction. The Board was ordered to re-title the new positions as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction.The September 2014 Special Education Bulletin reviews three cases including one in which an ALJ rejected the parents’ request to have their child, who was classified as emotionally disturbed, placed at an unapproved private school. In another case the ALJ dismissed a petition requesting an out-of-district placement for a multiply disabled student, who claimed he was bullied by students and a teacher.