“YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER!” – WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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Civil discourse among School Board members and members of the public who attend meetings is necessary for the orderly administration of School District business.  However, as Board Members, it is…
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New Medical Marijuana Act

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On April 17, 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf signed The Medical Marijuana Act into law.  It went into effect thirty days from the date of signing, May 17, 2016. On June…
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Legality of Transgender Issues

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2016 has been witness to the legal community’s struggles to address emerging transgender issues. There have been a flurry of court opinions since April 2016.  Finality may be approaching with…
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Overtime: What should employers know?

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that requires employers to pay certain employees minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 in…
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Transgender Issues: Is Your District Prepared?

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Freedom from discrimination based on sex is a right. However, when a person whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex…
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What You Really Need to Know about Act 153 Clearances

Act 153, although just becoming effective on December 31, 2014, has had quite an impact on school districts.  Prior to and after its effective date, as new information has become…
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No Right-to-Know If Not Directed To Open-Records Officer

In the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Commonwealth v. Office of Open Records, the Court clarified that a public records request under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) must be addressed…
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