• NJASA Legal Department Research Services - June 2017

    In 2016, the National Institutes of Health released an annual survey which showed a long-term decline in teen use of many illicit substances including marijuana, alcohol and tobacco.  The Annual Report on Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse in New Jersey Public Schools likewise showed no significant increase in substance abuse.  Nevertheless, parents and educators must remain vigilant to prevent student abuse of illicit substances.  This Administrative Guide is part one of a two-part series reviewing Programs, Policies and Procedures for the Intervention and Prevention of Student Abuse of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Harmful Drugs. 

    In addition, School News Briefs reviews three new cases including two in which board members violated the Code of Ethics for issuing Rice notices to school administrators.

    The June 2017 Impact on Negotiations reviews two cases including one in which PERC restrained arbitration of a grievance challenging the denial of tuition reimbursement for staff where the superintendent did not approve the coursework.

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