Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – Update

Our office continues to provide updated guidance to assist school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guercio & Guercio clients can view our most recent memorandum on this topic (as well as all prior memoranda) in the client portal.

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By |March 13th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – Update

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and concerns expressed by attendees, we are postponing our “Food For Thought” Breakfast Seminar scheduled for March 20, 2020 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Rescheduling will depend upon how the current situation resolves, and will be posted on our website. We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement causes.

By |March 12th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”)

We write to provide an update as to the available guidance provided by various governmental agencies regarding the myriad of issues related to COVID-19 (e.g., prevention, sanitation, protocols, etc.) as well as some associated labor issues.  Guercio and Guercio clients can view this entire memorandum in the client portal.

By |March 6th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”)

Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Anthony Fasano to Present at the 20th Annual School Attorney Law Conference

Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Anthony Fasano will each present at the 20th Annual School Attorney Law Conference held at The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, New York, from May 29, 2020, to May 31, 2020. Ms. Hutchinson will present “Hidden Champions: Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome” on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This presentation […]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Firm News, Upcoming Event|Comments Off on Partners Lisa Hutchinson and Anthony Fasano to Present at the 20th Annual School Attorney Law Conference

Probationary Period for Administrators

Recently enacted amendments to the Education Law will provide for a shortened probationary period of three years (rather than four years) for administrators who were previously granted tenure in an authorized administrative tenure area. The amendments take effect on June 1, 2020 and apply only to individuals beginning their probationary periods on or after that date.  Guercio & […]

By |February 28th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on Probationary Period for Administrators

Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar

Partners Kathy Ahearn, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and Anthony Fasano will be presenting at our Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar on March 20, 2020 at the Desmond Hotel located in Albany, New York. Our topics for discussion will be “Constitutional Protections in Schools: Balancing School District Responsibilities and Student Rights” and “Recent Amendments to NYS’s Anti-Discrimination […]

By |February 8th, 2020|News & Events|Comments Off on Food for Thought Breakfast Seminar

Recently Adopted Data Privacy and Security Regulations

On January 14, 2020, the Board of Regents adopted the long-awaited regulations implementing the data privacy and security requirements of Education Law §2-d. The new regulations are effective January 29, 2020. The entire memorandum summarizing the regulations and the additional steps educational agencies must take to comply with the requirements of Section 2-d can […]

By |February 5th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on Recently Adopted Data Privacy and Security Regulations

Partner Anthony Fasano to Present a Webinar on the Use of Paper Ballots at Elections

On February 6, 2020, Partner Anthony Fasano will be presenting a webinar entitled, “Paper Ballots? Unintended Consequences of the Presidential Primary Webinar.” The presentation will cover common issues facing school districts that may need to switch from voting machines to paper ballots at their next election. This webinar is sponsored by the New York […]

By |February 5th, 2020|Firm News|Comments Off on Partner Anthony Fasano to Present a Webinar on the Use of Paper Ballots at Elections

Legislative Changes to School District Budget Votes and Elections

On November 11, 2019, the Governor signed into law “n Act to amend the education law, in relation to military voters and ballots for election of members of the board of education and school district public library trustees, and the adoption of the annual budget and school district public library budget and referenda.” Ch. […]

By |January 29th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on Legislative Changes to School District Budget Votes and Elections

APPR Regulations

At the Board of Regents meeting held on January 14, 2020, the Regents re-adopted emergency APPR regulations and it is anticipated the Regents will act to adopt the regulations on a permanent basis in February. Guercio & Guercio clients may read the memorandum regarding these regulations in the Client Portal.

By |January 29th, 2020|Legal Update|Comments Off on APPR Regulations