Partner Kathy Ahearn to present at NYSBA Fall Conference

Partner Kathy Ahearn will be co-presenting with Dr. Oliver Robinson, Superintendent of Shenendehowa Central School District, at the New York State Bar Association’s Law, Youth and Citizenship (LYC) 2018 Fall Conference on November 16, 2018. The topic of discussion will be Political Discourse in Public Schools – Complex Issues Without Simple Rules. […]

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DASA Reporting and Transgender Students – New Regulatory Amendment

On today’s date, the Board of Regents adopted an emergency amendment to the Commissioner’s regulations governing the reporting requirements under the Dignity for All Students Act (“DASA”) to clarify the responsibilities of district administrators and staff, particularly with respect to transgender students. The amendment is effective immediately. Guercio & Guercio, LLP clients […]

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Charitable Funds for Public Educational Purposes

Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018 (Part LL), signed into law on April 12, 2018, amends several provisions of the Education Law and the Real Property Tax Law (“RPTL”) to allow school districts to accept unrestricted charitable donations for public educational purposes and grant donors a corresponding tax credit of up to 95% […]

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Education Law Section 908 – Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2018, signed into law on April 12, 2018, amended the Education Law to add a new section 908 requiring all public school districts (as well as charter and non-public schools) participating in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program (the “Programs”), and which require students […]

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Partner Kathy Ahearn presenting at NYSASBO Summit and Expo

Partner Kathy Ahearn will be presenting a Legal Update at NYSASBO’s 70th Annual Education Summit & Expo on June 6, 2018 at 9 a.m. The conference will be held at the Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center, New York. For more information regarding the conference, please visit NYSASBOs website at www.nysasbo.org. […]

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Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Christopher Shishko presenting a Legal Update to ASBO

Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Christopher Shishko will be presenting a Legal Update to the Suffolk County Association of School Business Officials on May 18, 2018 at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip, New York.

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Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent presents at NYSASA Conference

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent will be a presenter on a Panel Discussion regarding Student Discipline at the upcoming NYSASA 18th Annual School Attorney Law Conference on June 3, 2018. The conference will be held at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, New York. For more information about the conference, please visit www.nysasa.org.

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Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent presenting at MASLA Conference

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent and attorney Anthony Fasano will be presenting on School Security and Employee Rights at the upcoming 41st Annual MASLA Conference on July 16, 2018. The conference will be held in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information about the conference, please visit www.nysmasla.wildapricot.org.

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Recent Amendments to the Taylor Law

The Public Employees Fair Employment Act (more commonly known as the Taylor Law) refers to Article 14 of the New York State Civil Service Law, which defines the rights, obligations, and limitations of unions for public employees in New York. This law was amended, effective April 12, 2018, by Part RRR of […]

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Small Claims Tax Certiorari Petitions – Nassau County

Nassau County school districts may have questions about requests to waive service of Small Claims Tax Certiorari Petitions they have been receiving. Guercio and Guercio clients may read our client memo in the portal for more information.

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