William S. Donio to speak on “School Law Today” Podcast Wed. Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.

William S. Donio, Chairman of Cooper Levenson’s Education Law Practice Group, will join Ray Pinney of the New Jersey School Board Association on the podcast “School Law Today” Wed. Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Donio and Pinney will discuss remote instruction and student privacy. The session description includes: “One of the foundations of education law […]

School Law Today Podcast: Special Education During COVID-19 with Amy Houck Elco

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 […]

CDC Releases Updated Guidance For a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020

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 […]

Fall School Sports “Return to Play” Update

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 July 10, 2020, NJSIAA released a memo titled, “Return to Play Update,” which contained an updated schedule for a delayed fall sports season. Presently, all fall […]

Cooper Levenson Foundation Awards 2020 Scholarships

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City High School students Anthony Lino and Sohe Shomyha, and Ocean City High School student Thomas Oves will each receive scholarships from the Cooper Levenson Foundation, the firm announced today. The Cooper Levenson team members who served on the scholarship committee chose Lino, Shomyha and Oves as scholarship recipients because […]

End of the Year Activities and Graduations in the time of COVID-19

May 8, 2020Kasi M. Gifford, Esq. 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 with COVID-19 and the related school closures.  As you are all no doubt aware, on May 4, 2020 Governor Murphy announced the […]

NJSIAA Answers Questions About COVID-19 and Spring Sports

March 26, 2020 Kasi M. Gifford, Esq. 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 with COVID-19 and the school closure to students.  We have been providing guidance on how best to meet the needs of […]

COVID-19 Closures Added Allowable Use of New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law

March 26, 2020 Kasi M. Gifford, Esq.  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 with COVID-19 and the school closure to students.  We have been providing guidance on how best to meet the needs of […]

Cooper Levenson Holiday Cards Feature Student Artwork

Cooper Levenson Holiday Cards Feature Student Artwork Firm Supports ‘Let Us Eat, Please’ in Lieu of Corporate Holiday Gifts ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Dec. 02, 2019 — Four area schoolchildren will see their artwork professionally published in holiday cards sent by Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law. The annual holiday art contest encourages students to engage […]

April 5 Deadline: Cooper Levenson Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -Cooper Levenson Foundation, Inc. is offering college scholarship grants to New Jersey high school seniors. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence, active involvement as a volunteer, and financial need, and must be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year university. “We believe that investing in the education […]