Student Rights & Discipline

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.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Nurre v. Whitehead (9th Cir.)

First Amendment: Student free speech—playing of instrumental music with religious theme at graduation—qualified immunity and personal liability of school administrators.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Newsom v. Albemarle County (4th Cir.)

First Amendment: student expression - t-shirt depicting weapon - viewpoint discrimination. Filed April 18, 2003.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Morse v. Frederick (U.S. Sup. Ct.) on the merits

First Amendment: student expression – classification of speech, i.e. Tinker, Fraser, or Kuhlmeier – qualified immunity.

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.

NSBA Amicus Brief - M.A.L. v. Kinsland (6th Cir.)

First Amendment - student distribution of literature - time, place and manner regulations

NSBA Amicus Brief - Harris v. School District of Palm Beach County (11th Cir.)

First Amendment: student expression - viewpoint discrimination based on religion - Establishment Clause concerns, by Julie Underwood

NSBA Amicus Brief - Frederick v. Morse (9th Cir.)

Student Rights: free speech - authority of school district to regulate expression inconsistent with its educational mission.


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