Amicus Brief

South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

Finance: Should the U.S. Supreme Court abrogate the Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992), sales-tax-only, physical-presence requirement.

Establishing state authority in public school employment claims

Public schools across the country work to ensure that every one of their students receives a high-quality education and the tools, resources, and supports needed to succeed. To help accomplish this mission, public schools must employ thousands of administrative, instructional and support workers subject to a vast array of federal and state employment laws, regulations, local ordinances, and district policies. 

Window Rock Unified School District v. Reeves (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

Legal System: Whether a tribal court has jurisdiction to adjudicate employment claims by Arizona school district employees against their Arizona school district employer that operates on the Navajo reservation pursuant to a state constitutional mandate to provide a general and uniform public education to all Arizona children.

M.R. v. Ridley School District

Third Circuit order denying petition for rehearing en banc.

M.R. v. Ridley School District (3d. Cir. Pet. for rhrg en banc)

Special Education & Disabilities: Whether parents who succeed on claim for reimbursement for private school tuition under IDEA's stay put provision are a prevail party entitled to attorneys' fees

Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Equity & Discrimination: Whether informal agency guidance in the form of a letter intrepreting Title IX as applying to gender identity is entitled Auer deference by courts

NSBA Asks Court to Uphold the Law that Enables More Than 6 Million Children with Disabilities to Receive Individual Educational Opportunities

Alexandria, Va. (December 22, 2016) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) along with the California School Boards Association and its Legal Alliance Fund, the Colorado Association of School Boards, and the Horace Mann League have filed an amicus brief in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 asking the court to uphold the standard the Court established in the Rowley case decades ago that provides for students to receive an educational benefit from their special education. A ruling in favor of Endrew F. would create confusion that would jeopardize the level of educational benefits school districts provide students with disabilities, endangering the ability of schools to meet individual student needs.

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (U.S. Sup. Ct. – Merits Brief)

Special Education & Disabilities:  What level of education benefit must be provided to meet the IDEA’s free appropriate public education requirement?

NSBA Urges the U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Long-Standing Processes that Encourage Parent-School Collaboration in Special Education

October 14, 2016 – The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), the School Superintendents Association (AASA), Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), and National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools.

“IDEA’s due process procedures were put in place for the benefit of students with disabilities,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, National School Boards Association Executive Director and CEO. “Parents and schools working collaboratively to address the individual educational needs of students produces the best outcomes for students with and without disabilities, their parents, and their local school districts. We encourage the Court to discourage any resolution that encourages more litigation and diverts precious funds away from the classroom.”

M.L. v. Bowers (4th Cir.)

Special Education & Disabilities: Whether a school district must provide  a student with religious/cultural instruction in order to satisfy IDEA's  free appropriate public education requirement   

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