We know it can be hard to keep up with legal and regulatory changes at the state and federal level that may necessitate tweaks to your board-level policies. We have rounded up several of the most recent “hot topics” over the past few months that might require some modifications to your school unit’s policies and/or procedures.
Recently, New Hampshire voters amended our state constitution to permit taxpayers to bring suit against state and local governments, including school districts, when taxpayers are concerned about the misuse of public funds. This constitutional amendment, when combined with New Hampshire’s Right to Know law, is likely to have a significant impact on school districts throughout the state. ...
In September 2018, the labor union that represents firefighters in the City of Manchester announced their intent to restrict their work activities to those duties identified in their job descriptions and in their collective bargaining agreement...
Massive fundraising in Maine. A countdown clock in Alabama. Calls and texts encouraging potential challengers in Colorado. Just a few weeks after 2018's Election Day, the signs are clear: the 2020 Senate campaigns are already underway.
This is the definitive three-part review of all the key requirements of Section 504 as it impacts students in your schools. Drummond Woodsum attorneys Eric Herlan and Allen Kropp are national experts in this area and will provide all the information you need.
On Election Day neither of the two leading candidates for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat - incumbent Bruce Poliquin and challenger Jared Golden - received a majority of the vote, causing the contest to be determined by ranked choice voting for the first time in a US congressional race.
Drummond Woodsum is teaming up with Gardner Fulton & Waugh to create a single team with greater depth and resources to meet the needs of New Hampshire municipal and school clients. The two firms made the announcement at the New Hampshire Municipal Association annual conference in Manchester. The merger will be completed in January, 2019.