• NJASA Legal Department Research Services - May 2017

    The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act continues to present challenges for school districts in distinguishing whether certain behavior constitutes harassment, intimidation or bullying (HIB), and in determining whether staff members are subject to the Act. This Administrative Guide will update the previous Administrative Guides and discuss recent developments and cases decided that interpret the Act.

    In addition, School News Briefs reviews two new cases including one in which the New Jersey Supreme Court found that OPRA’s security exemptions can protect surveillance video from disclosure. 

    The May 2017 Special Education Bulletin reviews two cases including one in which the United States District Court found that a parents’ attorney acted in bad faith by prolonging the litigation after the district agreed to relief requested in the due process petition. The attorney’s bad faith conduct resulted in a 75 percent reduction in attorney’s fees.

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