Proposed Regulations regarding State Aid 180 Day Requirement

Recently, the P-12 Education Committee to the Board of Regents reviewed proposed amendments concerning the 180-day instructional requirement to receive State Aid. The intent of the proposed amendments is to provide school districts “additional flexibility” regarding school calendars. However, the proposed regulation would impose certain limitations on the school calendar, particularly with respect […]

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Partner Randy Glasser will present at a School Law Seminar

Partner Randy Glasser will present at a School Law Seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute on the subjects of “Social Media: Monitoring, Restrictions and Discipline”; and “Cyberbullying and Threats: School Authority and Liability” on March 9, 2018 at the Four Points Sheraton in Plainview, New York.

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Governor’s Executive Order on Prepayment of Taxes – Implications for School Districts

Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 172 (“Executive Order”) allowing the pre-payment of 2018 property taxes by December 31, 2017 in response to the new federal limitation on the deductibility of state and local taxes. Notwithstanding the Executive Order, it remains unclear whether the Internal Revenue Service will permit tax deductions of pre-paid […]

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Kathy Ahearn, Esq. presents on Free Speech Rights on March 15, 2018

Partner Kathy A. Ahearn will be presenting “The Contours of Student Free Speech Rights” on March 15, 2018 from 8:40 am to 9:40 am at the New York State School Boards Association’s 2018 Policy Workshop. The workshop will be held at the New York State School Board Association’s headquarters located at 24 Century […]

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Columbia University Law School Luncheon

Partner Kathy Ahearn will lead a luncheon discussion with law students at Columbia University Law School located in New York City on November 15, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 p.m. The topic of discussion will be legal careers in education law. The luncheon meeting is open to all Columbia Law students.

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Webinar on Ethics for School Lawyers

Partners Richard J. Guercio and Gary L. Steffanetta will co-present a webinar on Ethics for School Lawyers presented by the New York State Association of School Attorneys (NYSASA) on February 6, 2018.

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Legal Update at the New York State Association of School Business Officials

Partners Richard J. Guercio and Lisa L. Hutchinson will present a Legal Update at the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) School Business Management Workshop on November 15, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Desmond Conference Center in Albany, New York.

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Attorneys Gary L. Steffanetta and Anthony J. Fasano will present at NYSASBO’s Workshop on November 15, 2017

Attorneys Gary L. Steffanetta and Anthony J. Fasano will present on “District Clerk Legal Matters” at the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) School Business Management Workshop on November 15, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Desmond Conference Center in Albany, New York.

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Non-Participation in the National Anthem

In light of the various forms of public protest recently taken across the country by professional athletes and sports team owners, many administrators and board members have asked whether similar conduct is permissible at school – specifically, whether students and staff have the right to kneel or sit as a form of political protest […]

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Common Pitfalls in Appeals to the Commissioner of Education

Associate Anthony J. Fasano authored an article entitled, “Common Pitfalls in Appeals to the Commissioner of Education” for the July-August 2017 issue of the Nassau Lawyer publication.

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