Supreme Court

NSBA Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Recognizing Protective Role of School Personnel in Child Abuse Reporting

Alexandria, Va.  (June 18, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) praises today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Ohio v. Clark. Consistent with NSBA’s position as outlined in its “friend of the court” (amicus) brief, Justice Samuel Alito delivered the Court’s unanimous opinion and found that the school officials in this case should not be viewed as law enforcement agents, and the statements made by the young child to the teachers were not given with the “primary purpose of creating an out-of-court substitute for trial testimony.”

Supreme Court reverses decision in EEOC case

On Monday the Supreme Court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Abercrombie & Fitch.

Will SCOTUS keep passing on school district cases?

With the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) set to open its October 2014-2015 term on Monday Oct. 6, one can only wonder if it will continue to pass on school district cases. According to Education Week’s analysis, it has been over five years since SCOTUS has decided on a case involving school districts or local public school officials.

Ridley School District v. M.R.

IDEA:  extending private school tuition reimbursement - stayput placement - resolution special education disputes -collabrative process. Filed July 28, 2014. Certiorari Brief 

National School Boards Association Marks 60th Anniversary of Brown Decision with Call for Equity in Education

Alexandria, Va. (May 13, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) honors the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling by calling on America’s school boards, parents and communities to continue to ensure that public education is a right made available to all students on equal terms.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Title VII: Whether the application of the mixed-motive standard in Title VII retaliation cases would unduly burden public schools. Filed March 11, 2013 

Jefferson County School District R-1 v. Elizabeth E. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Petition Brief)

IDEA: Medical care - unilateral placement of student receiving special education services in mental health facility - reimbursement when placement is primarily for education purposes. Filed April 25, 2013. 

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. N.C. (U.S. Sup. Ct - Petition Brief)

Student Rights: Fifth Amendment - does school administrator's questioning of student in the presence of school resource officer trigger Miranda warnings. Filed August 28, 2013. 

COSA Webinar - The Supreme Court and Public Education: A Deeper Look

What key issues in school law have been addressed by the Supreme Court in recent years? Members of the NSBA legal staff take a deep look at key decisions from the High Court, and how they have shaped education policy and law affecting public K-12 schools. We will tackle topics like racial diversity, prayer and religion in public schools, student and employee free speech, and employment discrimination.


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