Emotional Distress Damages Unavailable Under Some Federal Civil Rights Laws

School districts defending against civil lawsuits will, at some point, likely hear their defense counsel refer to evaluations of liability and exposure.  A liability...

Student Surveillance Videos: Do Parents Get to See Them and Get...

Surveillance videos capturing student altercations in school hallways, on buses or athletic fields allow school officials to see the incidents through a lens that...

Probationary Perils: Developing a Convincing Defense Against Probationary Employee Discrimination Claims

Math teachers often challenge students to show their work. School districts should apply that mantra when considering whether to discharge probationary teachers. School districts have...

Revisiting Tinker from Outside the Schoolhouse Gate: Student Speech and Social...

In June, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. and for the first time addressed the...

“Vax On, Vax Off.” Legal Considerations for Mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination...

Given the impact of COVID-19 and emergency use authorization (EUA) of several vaccines, school districts may be considering whether to impose mandatory employee vaccination...