Legal Alert: Important Reversal of New York COVID-19 Student Testing Rule

On February 16th, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued guidance (NYSED Guidance) establishing a new rule that public schools in New York cannot require students to consent to COVID-19 testing in order to attend in-person classes. The guidance…

COVID-19 Planning Tool for Schools/Districts

Designed by Paul T. O’Neill – In consultation with many schools, Paul T. O’Neill has developed a rubric for programs to use in planning for the summer and coming school year despite the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis….

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Rhode Island Student Discipline During Online Education

In order to ensure students are advised and aware of expected behavior guidelines, schools must implement a Student Code of Conduct, detailing the expectations that schools have determined are necessary to maintain a successful school environment, operation, and culture.  These…