Partner Anthony J. Fasano will present at the 2022 School Attorney Law Conference

On June 4, 2022, Partner Anthony J. Fasano will present on the Child Victims Act at the 2022 School Attorney Law Conference hosted by the New York State Association of School Attorneys in conjunction with the New York State School Boards Association.

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Partner Erin M. O’Grady-Parent will present a Legal Update at the 2022 Annual Education Summit

Partner Erin M. O’Grady-Parent will present a Legal Update at the 2022 Annual Education Summit hosted by ASBO New York (Association of School Business Officials) on June 7, 2022. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.asbonewyork.org.

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Partner Anthony Fasano to present for ASBO (Association of School Business Officials) on March 7, 2022 regarding Contractual and Legal Issues in Construction Projects

This presentation will focus on some of the common scenarios facing school business administrators and school districts when entering into and performing under construction contracts, including contracts with architects, construction managers, and prime contractors.

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Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Ashley Pope present for LIASCD (Long Island Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Annual Spring Conference on March 4, 2022

This presentation will provide an overview of recent legal developments affecting school districts and BOCES, including legal updates related to COVID-19, the Open Meetings Law, student discipline, diversity, equity, and inclusion, employment, and school funding.

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Making Documents Available Prior to Board Meetings

On October 19, 2021, Governor Hochul signed into law an amendment to the Open Meetings Law (Ch. 481 of the Laws of 2021) to require that any agency record available to the public pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law, as well as any proposed resolution, law, rule, regulation, policy or amendment thereto, that […]

By |October 25th, 2021|Legal Update|Comments Off on Making Documents Available Prior to Board Meetings

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing: Refusal or Non-Compliance by Employees

This office has received several recent inquiries regarding how a school district should address an employee’s refusal or non-compliance with the recently enacted COVID-19 testing mandate. We recently drafted a memorandum that outlines some best practices for school districts to undertake to ensure compliance with the testing mandate.

By |September 27th, 2021|Firm News, Legal Update|Comments Off on Mandatory COVID-19 Testing: Refusal or Non-Compliance by Employees

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent and Associate Frank G. Barile will be co-presenting an Annual Budget Vote and Election session at the annual School Business Management Workshop (SBMW) hosted by the New York State Association of School Business Officials on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information about the SBMW conference, please visit https://www.asbonewyork.org

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent and Associate Frank G. Barile will be co-presenting an Annual Budget Vote and Election session at the annual School Business Management Workshop (SBMW) hosted by the New York State Association of School Business Officials on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information about the SBMW conference, […]

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Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent will present a Legal Update at the annual School Business Management Workshop (SBMW) hosted by the New York State Association of School Business Officials on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information about the SBMW conference, please visit https://www.asbonewyork.org

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent will present a Legal Update at the annual School Business Management Workshop (SBMW) hosted by the New York State Association of School Business Officials on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information about the SBMW conference, please visit https://www.asbonewyork.org

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Department of Health Reopening Guidance

On September 2, 2021, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) issued a 12-page school reopening guidance. This guidance document outlines several mandatory requirements that school districts and BOCES must immediately undertake. It also outlines measures that districts and BOCES should consider to combat the spread of COVID-19. We note that this guidance […]

By |September 10th, 2021|Legal Update|Comments Off on Department of Health Reopening Guidance

FAQs Regarding Paid COVID Leave

Based on several recent inquiries, our office has prepared an FAQ on some common questions and answers relating to New York’s Paid COVID Leave.

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