School Safety

Leading Education Groups Urge Supreme Court to Review Errant Ruling in Student Speech Case

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 6, 2014) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by other leading education groups and a state school boards association, is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to accept Easton Area Sch. Dist. v. B.H for review and to reverse the appellate court’s decision as contrary to well-established Supreme Court precedent.
 

NSBA: School Discipline Guidance is a Local Governance Issue

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 9, 2014) – In response to the set of school discipline guidelines released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), released the following statement:

Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention”—Friday, Aug. 15.
 

General Counsel Francisco Negron's Response to OCR's October 2010 "DCL"

NSBA General Counsel Francisco Negron's response to OCR's October 2010 "Dear Colleague Letter" re: bullying and sexual harassment

Does v. Board of Educ. of Prince George's County (4th Cir.)

Legal System: Davis standard - deliberate indifference - agency enforcement guidance - bullying/harassment. Filed June 4, 2014.

Meadows v. Lake Travis Independent Sch. Dist. (5th Cir.)

Parental rights:  Access to school premises to monitor child’s education; reasonableness of visitor policies to ensure student safety.  Filed February 25, 2010.

Butler v. Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education, No. 02-2199 (10th Cir. Aug. 25, 2003)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that a school district did not violate a student’s right to substantive due process by suspending him when he should have known that he brought a weapon onto school grounds. Stephen Butler, a student at Rio Rancho Public Schools (N.M.), was suspended after school officials discovered weapons and drug paraphernalia in his brother’s car, which he had driven to school that day. Stephen claimed not to have known of his brother’s contraband and challenged his suspension in court.

Meadows v. Lake Travis Independent Sch. Dist. (5th Cir.)

Parental rights:  Access to school premises to monitor child’s education; reasonableness of visitor policies to ensure student safety.  Filed February 25, 2010. By Francisco Negron 

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