School Law Issues
NSBA's School Law Issues pages provide resources, news, and court decisions on a range of legal issues for public schools. Most news items and recent cases are from NSBA's free school law e-newsletter, Legal Clips
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NSBA Submits Comments on FERPA to the Department of Education
NSBA submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding proposed changes to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The proposed regulations are primarily intended to clarify confusion over when personally identifiable information may be disclosed from education records in regards to the creation of state longitudinal data systems.
NSBA's letter to the U.S. Department of Ed. on December 7, 2010
As you know, on October 26, 2010, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Education issued a "Dear Colleague" Letter to school districts advising of the Department's initiative on bullying in schools. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) shares the deep concern for maintaining the safety of all students and ensuring safe learning environments. However, NSBA's review of the "Dear Colleague" letter identified a number of concerns that we raised in a letter to the Department on December 7, 2010.
NSBA/NEA Issue Joint Publication on Undocumented Children
“Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children,” a 30-page booklet, has just reached the desk of every public school district in the country and COSA members. Thanks to a grant from the NEA who is distributing 6,000 copies, here is web access to this important resource. We encourage you to download the publication and distribute it widely.