Category Archives: Municipal & School

School Code Update: School Boards Must Prohibit Lunch Shaming

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Governor Wolf allowed HB 178, the omnibus School Code bill, …

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Citizen’s Suit Against Individual School Directors For Categorical Ban From Attending Future School Board Meetings Dismissed

Barna v. Board of School Directors of the Panther Valley School District, Case No. 15-3904 …

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Keep Calm and Call the Lawyer: Understanding the Role of a Municipal Solicitor

Newly elected officials may be surprised to discover their votes and actions have legal implications. …

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A Reminder of OCR Guidance Regarding Students With ADHD

School Districts should keep in mind last year’s guidance from the U.S. Department of Education …

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Could a Casino be Coming to Your Neighborhood? Opt-Out Deadline Approaching!

A Category 4 slot machine licensee will be authorized to operate no less than 300 …

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Tax Appeals Based on Property Type May Violate State Constitution

Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, L.P. v. Upper Merion Area School Dist., 2017 Pa. LEXIS …

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Federal Court Holds That Banning a Commenter From a Public Official’s Public Facebook Page Violates the Commenter’s Right to Free Speech

Davison v. Loudoun County Bd. of Supervisors, 1:16CV932 (JCC/IDD), 2017 WL 3158389 (E.D. Va. July …

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School Employee Who Resigned After Her Hospitalization Coverage Was Reduced Entitled To Unemployment Compensation

Forbes Road School District V Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Case No. …

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Students’ Privacy Claims Fail to Upend School District’s Transgender Restroom Policy

Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, 2017 WL 3675418 (E.D. Pa. 2017) (A Pennsylvania federal …

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District Court Permits Transgender Person Diagnosed With Gender Dysphoria to Sue Under Americans With Disabilities Act

Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc., No. 5:14-CV-04822, 2017 WL 2178123, at *2 (E.D. Pa. May …

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