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The selected Legal Lessons listed below are a series of items legal in nature originally published as part of the School Leader Update. Legal Lessons are only informational. They do not constitute legal advice. If you need legal advice for your own situation you should contact your district's legal counsel or private counsel.

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

Appeals

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)

Chapter 103, Top 10 points (September 2017 School Leader Update)

Choosing an Electronic Health Record System, Vendors, and School Health Services (September 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 2017 School Leader Update)

Ebola Guidance (February 2015 School Leader Update)

English Learners

Enrollment policies for the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (September 2016 School Leader Update)

Epinephrine for schools (February 2015 School Leader Update)

Equity Issues

Expulsion and suspension policies in early childhood classrooms (February 2017 School Leader Update)

Fees (August 2016 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

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

Home School Assistance Program (HSAP)

Homeless

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

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

Immigrant Children/Students

Iowa DCI hosts a Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest (February 2017 School Leader Update)

Kadyn’s Law - Iowa School Bus Safety (September 2017 School Leader Update)

Limited home rule (June 2017 School Leader Update)

McKinney-Vento

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

Medication Waste Guidance (May 2015 School Leader Update)

Meningococcal vaccine requirement for 2017-18 New for seventh and twelfth-grade (June 2017 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)

Privacy video guidance on sending Personally Identifiable Information via email (November 2016 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)

Records and access to students (March 2017 School Leader Update)

Registration Issues (August 2016 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

School Safety

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

Search and Seizure

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 Privacy

Student Records and Retention (April 2013 School Leader Update)

Students with ADHD - U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights (September 2016 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)

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 December 17, 2017 at 9:42am.