New Jersey Department of Education Directive Overturned

On March 14, 2019, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division issued an opinion which overturned a prior directive of the NJ DOE regarding superintendent, assistant superintendent, and school business administrator contracts. In Wall Twp. Education Association v. Wall Twp. BOE, the Appellate Division held that when a Board rescinds a superintendent, assistant superintendent, or … Continue reading “New Jersey Department of Education Directive Overturned”

Cooper Levenson Welcomes Kasi M. Gifford, Esquire to the Firm

Cooper Levenson is pleased to announce that Kasi M. Gifford has joined the firm. Gifford will work in the firm’s Atlantic City office, in the Education Law Practice Group. Gifford’s practice previously included a focus on all areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury work. Gifford served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James P. … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Welcomes Kasi M. Gifford, Esquire to the Firm”

April 5 Deadline: Cooper Levenson Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -Cooper Levenson Foundation, Inc. is offering college scholarship grants to New Jersey high school seniors. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence, active involvement as a volunteer, and financial need, and must be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year university. “We believe that investing in the education … Continue reading “April 5 Deadline: Cooper Levenson Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications”

A particularly bad year for gun violence in our schools…

From the desk of our attorney, Sean F. Dalton: 2018 was a particularly bad year for gun violence in our schools. Recent reports on these critical incidents focus on identifying the warning signs. Last week, I was proud to provide professional development training to school officials at Woodbury and Egg Harbor School Districts on this … Continue reading “A particularly bad year for gun violence in our schools…”

Atlantic City boys basketball coach reinstated: Atlantic County Superior Court

We are pleased to announce that today, November 28, 2018 Judge Michael J. Blee, P.J. Ch., of the Atlantic County Superior Court, entered an order immediately reinstating Coach Allen, as Boys Basketball coach for Atlantic City High School.   Coach Allen is reinstated until further Order of the Court and should be at practice today. From … Continue reading “Atlantic City boys basketball coach reinstated: Atlantic County Superior Court”

Cooper Levenson Education Law Team to Speak at NJ School Boards Association Workshop 2018

Attorneys from Cooper Levenson’s Education/School Law Practice Group will speak at the NJSBA/NJASA/NJASBO Workshop 2018, to be held Oct. 22-25, 2018 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J. This annual gathering is the largest and most comprehensive training conference for the education community in New Jersey. The theme for Workshop … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Education Law Team to Speak at NJ School Boards Association Workshop 2018”

Cooper Levenson Welcomes Camille L. McKnight, Esquire to the Firm

Cooper Levenson is pleased to announce that Camille L. McKnight has joined the firm. McKnight will work in the firm’s Atlantic City office, in the Education Law Practice Group. McKnight comes to the firm from the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division-Family Part, Vicinage 1, Atlantic County, where she served as a Judicial Law Clerk … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Welcomes Camille L. McKnight, Esquire to the Firm”

Schools Need to “Ace” New Jersey’s New Employee Background Law

In a cautionary tale for all school districts in New Jersey, on August 21, 2018, a Federal court ruled a $600,000 settlement must be paid by that school district’s taxpayers and not its insurance carrier because the district failed to notify authorities and agreed not to tell potential future employers about a teacher’s resignation stemming … Continue reading “Schools Need to “Ace” New Jersey’s New Employee Background Law”

New Higher Ed Committee Appoints Cooper Levenson’s Kelli Prinz

The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders has invited Cooper Levenson attorney Kelli A. Prinz to serve on a newly formed committee to help meet the higher educational and job skill needs of Cape May County students and employers. The committee will be working with Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) Cape May County Board … Continue reading “New Higher Ed Committee Appoints Cooper Levenson’s Kelli Prinz”

Cooper Levenson attorneys installed at Southern District of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys

Monroe Township, N.J. – Cooper Levenson is proud to announce that, on June 12 at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s annual Spring School Law Forum, three of the firm’s attorneys were installed to serve the Southern District of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys. William S. Donio was elected Vice President of the … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson attorneys installed at Southern District of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys”