To Our School Board Community: As we anticipate the return to full in person instruction for our students, we are again seeing increased Executive Orders, and last minute guidance. On August 20, 2021 the New Jersey Department of Education updated the “Road Forward” guidance and on August 23, 2021, Governor Murphy announced Executive Order 253 […]
To Our School Board Community: Another school year is about to start, one we hoped would start without Executive Orders, last minute guidance and unclear recommendations; in other words one we hoped would start with some normalcy. Sadly, here we are again starting a new school year with another Executive Order and “hints” of recommendations […]
Cooper Levenson Partner Amy Houck Elco recently authored an article for the official publication of the New Jersey School Boards Association, School Leader Magazine. Her article, entitled “Navigating Special Education Rights During COVID-19” discusses the distinct challenges that the pandemic school closures present for special education students. The article appeared in the publication’s Nov/Dec 2020 […]
To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards related to COVID-19. We wanted to bring to your attention a new data set on the New Jersey State Website COVID-19 Dashboard. The State is now reporting […]
To Our School Board Community: Stay tuned! Today at his 1PM Press Conference the Governor is supposed to announce a plan to allow schools to open virtually in the fall. Previously under the Road Back Plan schools were required to provide some element of in-person instruction for students to attend school in the fall. What does […]
Yesterday the CDC issued updated Guidance on Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020. The CDC notes the “unique and critical role that schools play makes them a priority for opening and remaining open, enabling students to receive both academic instruction and support as well as critical services.” The […]
To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards related to COVID-19 school closures. On June 4, 2020, the Commissioner of Education issued a Temporary Rule Modification of N.J.A.C. 6A:10 extending the deadlines for Boards of Education […]
Attorney Cynthia Grob has fellow Cooper Levenson attorney Amy Houck Elco join this episode of Cherry Hill Squares.