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 […]
Click here to join us at the 2020 NJSBA Virtual Workshop Log in and enter the exhibit floor lobby between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday October 20, 21, and 22. Click “Enter Here” to visit the lobby and type “Cooper Levenson” into the “Search for a Booth” bar. We can chat […]
Special Education Issues during the Pandemic Almost overnight, with the onset of the pandemic, education issues and practices changed. One of the more challenging services for school districts to provide both virtually and with social distancing protocols is special education. Yet districts still have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to follow and other legal requirements. In […]
William Donio & Amy Houck Elco to speak at the New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar Aug. 7
Education Law partners William S. Donio and Amy Houck Elco will speak at the New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar this week. The virtual event dates are Aug. 5 – 7, 2020. The session Donio and Elco will conduct is part of the Education Rights track. “Top 10 Tips from the District Attorney for […]
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 […]
Attorneys Alexandra Rigden and Cynthia Grob have fellow Cooper Levenson attorney Amy Houck Elco join this episode of Cherry Hill Squares.
Please join William S. Donio and Amy Houck Elco as they host a webinar on Virtual Board Meetings During COVID-19. Want to see more from William Donio and Amy Houck Elco? Head here to fill out a quick survey.
Atlantic City, N.J. — Nov. 22, 2017 –The course will be offered at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Hotel on Dec. 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This seminar will present the essential requirements surrounding IEP development, discipline procedures, due process hearing requirements and more. Houck Elco will present on Tuesday, Dec. 5 on Discipline and Expulsion […]