School Safety

M.A.B. v. Board of Educ. Talbot Cnty.

On joint motion for stay, district court administratively closes subject to being reopened, if necessary, by either party. The parties are directed to file a joint status report on or before January 13, 2017.

2017 Annual Notices

This chart describes some of the notices required by federal law, including the method required to give notice where it is specified in the statutes and/or regulations, and provides links to documents that may be used in writing such notices. 

Policies Required By Federal Law - June 2017

This chart lists Federal laws and regulations that require a policy, written procedure, or form,. School districts may need to adopt additional policies that are not included in this chart as required by state law.  

G.G. v. GCSB, No. 16-1733 (4th Cir. Jul.6, 2016)

GCSB emergency motion to stay enforcement of the district’s court order granting G.G.’s motion for a preliminary injunction allowing G.G. to use the boys’ restroom at school.

G.G. v. GCSB, No. 16-1733 (4th Cir. filed Jul. 4, 2016)

Fourth Circuit panel, in a 2-1 split, denied GCSB’s emergency motion seeking to stay enforcement of the district court’s preliminary injunction pending GCSB interlocutory appeal to the Fourth Circuit of the district court’s issuance of the preliminary injunction.  

Berger v. U.S. Dep't of Justice/North Carolinans for Privacy

Order denying Berger’s motion to consolidate suit with McCrory v. United States denied. Court sua sponte transferred case to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Public Advocacy: Bully Pulpit

Upset girl

How to communicate to your community about using 'student-centered learning'

Daniel Kaufman

When it comes to school safety issues, not all threats are external. Certainly one safety issue that affects every school and school district in the country to some degree is bullying and its modern form, cyberbullying.

Bomb Scare

Hoax or real danger? School leaders grapple with reactions to bomb threats

Del Stover

When school officials received a bomb threat at Massachusetts’ Medford High School in February, they leapt to action. Well-rehearsed protocols included an assessment of the threat’s credibility, a search of the building, and consultations with local law enforcement.

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Order denying Gloucester County School Board's petition for rehearing en banc.

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