The Appellate Courts Provide Guidance on Right to Know Law

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On August 20, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bowling v. Office of Open Records. In Bowling, an employee of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review filed a request…
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School Foundations – Don’t Operate in the Dark

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More and more school districts are establishing Foundations which are used to solicit and accept donations to assist in paying for school district programs and projects.  However, school districts must…
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What Happens When Divorced, Separated, or Never Married Parents Disagree?

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Procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) provide parents a meaningful opportunity to participate in the decision-making process.  Parental consent and participation is required for evaluation,…
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What You Tweet Could be Held Against You

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Teacher use of social networking websites, like Facebook and Twitter, can be a minefield for teachers and other district employees.  When a disgruntled school district employee takes to Twitter to…
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Affordable Care Act – Delayed but Not Forgotten

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School districts around the state have breathed a little easier since the Obama Administration announced in July that it would delay to 2015 the new health care law’s mandate that…
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Judy Shopp Joins Maiello Brungo & Maiello

Firm News
Judy Shopp joins the Education Law Team at Maiello Brungo & Maiello as Senior Counsel. She provides the firm with more than 35 years of legal experience, primarily focusing her…
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Assessment Law Update

Recently, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 66 which relates exclusively to the functioning of the State Tax Equalization Bureau.   The State Tax Equalization Bureau (“STEB”) was previously…
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Superintendent Contracts – No Longer an Option

One of the many changes made to the School Code by the Pennsylvania Legislature at the close of the 2011-2012 session was an overhaul of Section 1072, which governs the…
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FAPE Under Section 504 – On Solid Ground?

The purpose of this article is not to incite school districts to challenge the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), but rather to focus the Special…
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Brian P. Benestad Joins Maiello Brungo & Maiello

Brian P. Benestad has joined the firm and will be working within our Public Sector Law Team. Brian will focus his practice in the area of litigation. As part of…
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