A New Take on School Consolidation: The Budget Bill Reforms and Other Critical Developments in School Law

Live Event
Date: 09 / 08 / 2017
Time: 8:55am to 2:30pm (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)

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Description

In addition to increasing funding for general purpose aid and placing caps on funding for administration, the new State budget includes a comprehensive law authorizing the creation of "school management and leadership centers" (SMLC) in 9 to 12 geographic areas of the State, as determined by the Commissioner of Education. This law contemplates profound changes in school administration and governance, and provides financial incentives for school units to join an SMLC. Our attorneys will provide a thorough overview of the law and the factors school boards, administrators and communities should consider in deciding whether and how to form an SMLC.
We will also provide an overview of other legislative changes and legal developments, including:
  • Changes in the school funding law
  • The new educator certification law
  • Developments in employment and bargaining
  • Title IX roll-back on OCR investigations and transgender students
  • Special education developments
  • Key court decisions
 

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Contact Donna Swiderek (dswiderek@schoollaw.com) if you have any questions at all.

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