Districts primarily place focus on student academics. A recent hearing officer decision in a special education case warns not to lose sight of other important aspects of each student’s access to education.
A number of United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights decisions have declared schools in violation of Section 504 for failing to consider evaluations for students on Individual Health Plans (IHPs) in various fact situations.
An overview of the Bureau of Special Education complaint process: the statutory authority behind complaints, Pennsylvania’s procedures, and advice on to how to prepare for and defend such complaints.
On August 11, 2016, the United States Department of Justice published a final rule in the Federal Register revising the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) regulations. The regulations go into effect on October 11, 2016.
An update to the Pennsylvania Public School Code now permits non-medical school staff to provide diabetes care and treatment for students with diabetes.
As of August 29, 2016, a new FAA rule is in effect for the use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, otherwise known as "drones."
An overview of Pennsylvania's school immunization requirements, K-12.
In what cases can a school district recover legal fees if they have prevailed as a defendant in a lawsuit?
A significant practice area of Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams is the defense of various employment matters both in court and in arbitration. Some recent successes are shared.
The United States Department of Education recently released its annual Office of Civil Rights report. The number of complaints made to OCR in 2015 was 10,392 - the most ever in a one-year period.