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December 5, 2018

Eric R. Herlan
Who's In? Who's Out? Determining Eligibility for Special Education, 504, and RTI

Back again, your Drummond Woodsum Special Education Team is bringing you a review of all the key issues for determining student eligibility under all the disability laws...




Augusta, ME

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December 4, 2018

Timothy E. Steigelman
Drummond Woodsum Attorney Tim Steigelman Teaches Law Students about Oceans Law and Policy

Earlier this month Drummond Woodsum attorney Tim Steigelman was pleased to appear as a guest lecturer in the Oceans Law and Policy seminar at the University of Maine School of Law. His presentation discussed the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and other sources of international law, and their application to military uses of the ocean.



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December 3-6, 2018

Anna B. Cole
Daniel J. Rose
Tribal Human Resources Professionals (THRP) Summit

NNAHRA and Drummond Woodsum have joined forces to provide Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) training to HR Professionals in Indian Country.  Join us at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for this 3-1/2 day course where HR Professionals will be provided with the practical knowledge and skills they need to handle the unique employment challenges facing tribal governments and their enterprises.






 
 
 




Fall 2018

Peter C. Felmly
New Law Requires Reports of Educator Investigations

In September, the Maine Legislature passed L.D. 1924, An Act To Improve Information Sharing Relating to  Investigations of Educators, which requires school units to notify the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) when they commence and when they complete certain investigations related to covered employees. The law, which takes effect ...

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The Janus Decision: the End of Agency and Fair Share Fees

In Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 decision, held that requiring non-consenting public employees to pay “agency” or “fair share” fees violates ...

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Fall 2018

Elek A. Miller
Time to Update Your Local Wellness Policy

Changes to federal and state law and regulations mean that school units must update their local wellness policies. This article discusses those changes and provides some guidance to school units ready to make revisions...

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First Circuit Expands FAPE Obligation to Age 22

Special education administrators and staff are well-familiar with the eligibility requirements contained in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As an initial matter, eligibility to receive special education services depends on whether a student has one of the 14 disabilities enumerated in the IDEA

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Fall 2018
Hot Topics in School Policy

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.

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Fall 2018

Meghan S. Glynn
New Hampshire Constitutional Amendment Grants Taxpayer Standing to Sue

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. ...

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Understanding 'Work to Rule'

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...

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