NJASA Legal Department Research Services - March 2020
School board meetings present opportunities for discourse on matters of public concern. While comments are usually presented in a calm and polite manner, occasionally groups engage in conduct that is disruptive. Boards are permitted to establish reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of public comments. This month’s Administrative Guide is the third and final part of a series that will provide guidance on Public Speakers at Board Meetings, the First Amendment, and Disruptive Conduct.
In addition, the School News Briefs reviews four new cases including one in which the United States District Court dismissed a complaint against NJEA and other unions that alleged union dues authorization forms that were signed before Janus were invalid, and that the revocation provision of the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act was unconstitutional as applied.
The Special Education Bulletin reviews two new cases including one in which a child with autism was awarded over 200 hours of home programming services as compensatory education due to the private school’s failure to provide the services.
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