NJASA Legal Department Research Services - November 2017
Chief School Administrators are usually at the center of personnel and labor-relations issues. Occasionally, decisions or actions made by the CSA can lead to disputes with the local association. School boards and their administrators are prohibited from committing any “unfair practice” against an employee organization or against individual employees. Parts One and Two of this Administrative Guide discussed cases in which administrator conduct was determined to constitute an unfair practice and how to avoid committing an unfair practice. Part three continues the discussion and provides guidance by providing examples of actions that were determined not to be unfair practices.
In addition, School News Briefs reviews four new cases including one in which a county board of elections was enjoined from certifying the vote on a referendum to change the board of education from a Type I appointed board to a Type II elected board, due to a flaw in the referendum question.
The November 2017 Special Education Bulletin reviews three cases including one in which an ALJ found that part of parents’ request for tuition reimbursement for unilateral placement was barred by the two-year statute of limitations under the IDEA, while the other part of the demand was denied due to the parents’ failure to request an IEP meeting.
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