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Responding to Student Threats and Imposing Discipline

One of the most difficult tasks school administrators face is how to respond quickly and effectively to student threats against the school community. Increasingly, student threats are being communicated via email and social media.

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School Law Advisory

School & Education
 

Spring 2018

Isabel B. Ekman
Special Education Student Removal Litigation on the Rise

Here’s a common problem: one of your students threatens school violence, brings a weapon to school, intentionally hurts a classmate or teacher, or otherwise engages in dangerous behavior...

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Spring 2018

Hannah E. King
You Donít Always Get What You Pay For: Lessons in Value from Recent Special Ed Hearing Officer Decisions

We live in world where things are valued based on their price tag. Before joining Drummond Woodsum I was a public defender in Alaska. One of the things I noticed as a public defender was that my legal services were routinely...

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Spring 2018

Tom Trenholm
Are You Negotiating Ed Policy?

Hopefully, you’re not reading this title and wondering, “Who’s Ed, anyway?” When we're talking about “ed policy” in the bargaining world we are, of course, talking about issues of educational policy (“ed policy”). Ideally, there are no proposals being made in your negotiations that involve matters of ed policy...

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School Budgets and Fund Balances: Changing Laws and New Developments

Generations of students at one law school have entered a moot court classroom where, carved in stone above the court bench, are these words of legal theorist Roscoe Pound: “The law must be stable, and yet it cannot stand still.” Pound’s legal theory that the law “cannot stand still” probably rings true for school administrators and business officials.

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School Law Advisory

Public Finance
School & Education
 

School Reorganization, Anyone? Regionalization Redux

In the closing hours of the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers enacted a budget bill that included many important changes to Maine school law, including a new...

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School Law Advisory

School & Education
 

March 8, 2018

Mark T. Broth
Seasonal Employees...and the Well-seasoned Employee

Federal and state laws establish certain minimum standards for compensating employees.  These include minimum wage and overtime requirements, rules regarding the frequency of pay, and rules requiring records of hours worked and notice to employees ...

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New Hampshire Town and City

Employment & Labor
 

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