Category Archives: Municipal & School

Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance Allowed To Pursue Equal Access Claims

Carver Middle Sch. Gay-Straight Alliance v. Sch. Bd. of Lake Cnty. Fla., 842 F.3d 1324  …

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Commonwealth Court Orders Teacher Reinstated When The School Board Fails To Strictly Comply With Statutory Procedures For Dismissing The Tenured Teacher

Vladimirsky v. School District of Philadelphia, 144 A.3d 986 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016).  The Commonwealth …

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Latest Legal Developments On Student Searches

Highhouse v. Wayne Highlands School District, — F.Supp.3d — 2016 WL 4679012 (M.D. Pa. Sept. …

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Transgender Student Developments

The legal landscape regarding transgender student rights in public schools continues to evolve. Within the …

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: First Responders Get A Break On Local Taxes

Every day, firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) volunteers across Pennsylvania provide essential services to …

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Retired Teacher Awarded Post-Retirement Benefits For Same-Sex Spouse

In Re: Souderton Area Education Association and Souderton Area School District, Arbitration Award of August …

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Private Sale Of Real Property Voided Where District Rejected “Substantially Higher” Offer From Charter School

In re: Private Property Sale by the Millcreek Township School District, 143 A.3d 1037 (Pa. …

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The Third Circuit Court Of Appeals Denies Teacher Qualified Immunity Under The “State-Created Danger” Theory Where The Teacher Released A Kindergarten Student To An Unidentified Adult

L.R. v. School Dist. of Philadelphia et. al. No. 14-4640 (3rd. Cir. Sept. 6, 2016).  …

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Procurement Code Attorney Fee Award

Scott Enterprises, Inc. v. City of Allentown, 142 A.3d 779 (Pa. 2016) — Pennsylvania Supreme …

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Tax Credits Now Available to Emergency Service Volunteers

On November 21, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law HB1683 (Act 172 of 2016), …

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