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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 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)

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

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

Earth Day (April 2013 School Leader Update)

Equity Issues

Fees (August 2014 School Leader Update Legal Lesson)

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 Legal Lesson)

Good Conduct

Graduation no-no's (May 2013 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)

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

Money remaining in student lunch accounts (June 2013 School Leader Update)

Open Enrollment

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

Prom: The Four "Ds" of Prom Protocol: Dates, Dress, Decorum, Drug Testing (April 2013 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)

Residency Issues (September 2013 School Leader Update)

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

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

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

School Safety

Sexual Exploitation

Snow Days (December 2014 School Leader Update)

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

Student Privacy: USDE Guidance for Software, Mobile Apps, & Web-based Tools (April 2014 School Leader Update)

Student Records and Retention (April 2013 School Leader Update)

Student Visas (June 2014 School Leader Update)

Students with Disabilities

TeachIowa.gov postings (April 2014 School Leader Update)

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

Uninterrupted Scholars Act (February 2013 School Leader Update)

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 21, 2015 at 5:10pm.