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Legal Lessons are a series of items of interest of a legal nature included in each issue of the School Leader Update. The topics available are ones that are universally true and always relevant.

Abuse of students by school employees (October 2012 School Leader Update)

Appeals, appeals, and more appeals (October 2013 School Leader Update)

Athletic appeals: recent decisions (February 2015 School Leader Update)

Athletic Eligibility

Attendance policies - Key Points to Remember (September 2014 School Leader Update)

Background checks and the role of BOEE (November 2013 School Leader Update)

Bullying and Harassment

Cell Phones - Confiscation and Searches (March 2011 School Leader Update)

Chapter 102 Level I Investigator Manual (January 2011 School Leader Update)

Chronic Absenteeism (July 2016 School Leader Update)

Custody, court orders, and requests for records (September 2013 School Leader Update)

Digital Fingerprinting by School Districts Illegal (June 2016 School Leader Update)

Displaced Students due to natural disasters or emergencies (August 2014 School Leader Update)

Driver's Education, waivers, nonpublic school students (June 2013 School Leader Update)

Earth Day (April 2013 School Leader Update)

Ebola Guidance (February 2015 School Leader Update)

English learner students equal access to education (February 2015 School Leader Update)

Epinephrine for schools (February 2015 School Leader Update)

Equity Issues

Fees (August 2014 School Leader Update)

FERPA

Firearms on school grounds (January 2013 School Leader Update)

First Amendment/Free Speech

Food Allergies (January 2015 School Leader Update)

Foster Care

Gift Law (April 2011 School Leader Update)

Good Conduct

Graduation no-no's (May 2015 School Leader Update)

Guidance Issued on Equity for Students in Career and Technical Education (July 2016 School Leader Update)

Head Lice: A nuisance but not a medical or health hazard (April 2016 School Leader Update)

Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) funds may be used for rent (February 2013 School Leader Update)

Homeless

IDEA and ADA, Intersection of (December 2014 School Leader Update)

Instructional Hours vs. Days Updates (March 2014 School Leader Update)

Immigrant students, Guidance from the USDE on (October 2014 School Leader Update)

Measles in Schools while Protecting the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities, OCR Guidance on the Risk of (April 2015 School Leader Update)

Medicaid, New federal special education rule on claiming (April 2013 School Leader Update)

Medication Waste Guidance (May 2015 School Leader Update)

Money remaining in student lunch accounts (June 2016 School Leader Update)

Open Enrollment

Opting Out of Testing (November 2014 School Leader Update)

Physical education excusals and less-than-year-long PE (April 2016 School Leader Update)

Pregnancy Discrimination - New Guidance from EEOC (September 2014 School Leader Update)

Prom: The Four "Ds" of Prom Protocol: Dates, Dress, Decorum, Drug Testing (April 2015 School Leader Update)

Public property, equipment and funds (May 2013 School Leader Update)

Registration Issues (August 2014 School Leader Update)

Religious holiday celebrations in public schools (December 2013 School Leader Update)

Religious Music in Public Schools (March 2016 School Leader Update)

Residency Issues (September 2013 School Leader Update)

Resident Students, Obligation to Educate (July 2011 School Leader Update)

School Assembly Guidance (July 2016 School Leader Update)

School Discipline - Guidance from USDE (February 2014 School Leader Update)

School Health Legal Summary (March 2016 School Leader Update)

School immunizations and enrollment (October 2014 School Leader Update)

School Nurses Caution: Picking up Student Prescriptions (May 2016 School Leader Update)

School Nurses - Practice and Regulation (September 2014 School Leader Update)

School Safety

School start date: co-curricular vs. extra-curricular activities (January 2016 School Leader Update)

Search and Seizure: Top 10 Things to Know (April 2015 School Leader Update)

Service Animals in Schools (October 2013 School Leader Update)

Sexual Exploitation

Senior Year Plus and dual-enrolled students (April 2016 School Leader Update)

Snow Days (January 2016 School Leader Update)

Student Data Collection - Guidance from the USDE (September 2014 School Leader Update)

Student Privacy

Student Records and Retention (April 2013 School Leader Update)

Students with Disabilities

Summertime coaching activities (March 2015 School Leader Update)

Suspension, State Board upholds local board decision on (April 2015 School Leader Update)

TeachIowa.gov postings (April 2014 School Leader Update)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Secondary School Requirement (February 2013 School Leader Update)

Title IX

Transportation for Shared Programs (May 2015 School Leader Update)

Uninterrupted Scholars Act (February 2013 School Leader Update)

Work permits for students (June 2015 School Leader Update)

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 29, 2016 at 12:01am.