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”

RICE Notice change! Supreme Court reverses Appellate Division over-inclusive RICE notice decision

By Amy Houck Elco, Esq.  and  Yolanda N. Melville, Esq. Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its decision in Kean Federation of Teachers v. Ada Morell (A-84-16) (078926). The Supreme Court overturned the Appellate Division’s decision requiring all employees to receive a RICE notice if their names appeared on a public body’s agenda. The … Continue reading “RICE Notice change! Supreme Court reverses Appellate Division over-inclusive RICE notice decision”

Amy Houck Elco and Kelli Prinz to present on Special Education Law Dec. 4-5 in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. — Nov. 22, 2017 –The course will be offered at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Hotel on Dec. 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This seminar will present the essential requirements surrounding IEP development, discipline procedures, due process hearing requirements and more. Houck Elco will present on Tuesday, Dec. 5 on Discipline and Expulsion … Continue reading “Amy Houck Elco and Kelli Prinz to present on Special Education Law Dec. 4-5 in Atlantic City”

Cooper Levenson Education Law Attorneys to speak at NJ School Boards Workshop Oct 24 & 25

Five attorneys from Cooper Levenson’s Education/School Law Practice Group will be presenting at the NJSBA/NJASA/NJASBO Workshop 2017, to be held Oct. 23-26, 2017 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J. Find us in our Learning Lab on Tuesday and Wednesday On Tues., Oct. 24, from 11-11:30 a.m., Kelli Prinz, Amy … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Education Law Attorneys to speak at NJ School Boards Workshop Oct 24 & 25”