In partnership with NJSIG (New Jersey Schools Insurance Group), LEGAL ONE is pleased to offer school law training to leadership staff in NJSIG member districts at no additional cost. NJSIG Online Learning Course Catalog
Eligible leadership staff who may access these courses and webinars include those staff persons who serve as principal, assistant principal, director, supervisor, assistant superintendent, superintendent or business administrator, and other school staff whose position requires possession of an administrative certificate.
To obtain your district’s coupon code in order to register at no-additional cost, please contact your School Business Administrator.
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Comprehensive, New Jersey-specific courses on various aspects of school law. These courses include real world scenarios, attorney commentaries and assessments in order to ensure understanding of key legal principles.
Employment Discrimination Law
- Overview of Discrimination Law
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- ESL/Ethnicity Discrimination
- LGBT Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Sex Discrimination/Sexual Harassment
Governance, Ethics, and Accountability
- Public school governance
- Review of source of school, constitutional, state, and case law and federal statutes regulations, and district policy
- The School Ethics Code and its application to board members; school administrators
- New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act
- Pupil records law under FERPA -New Jersey’s accountability regulations
NJ’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
Progressive Supervision and CAPs
Staff Rights and Responsibilities
- Tenure and Seniority
- Collective Bargaining
- Sexual Harassment
- Retaliation and Discrimination
- Increment Withholdings
- Employee Discipline
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Tenure and Evaluation Law
- Tenure Acquisition
- Evaluation Requirements
- Corrective Action Plans
- Seniority Law
- Reductions in Force
School Law Webinars
Comprehensive and interactive series of one-hour school law webinars on timely issues. Each webinar will include a brief overview of the latest developments in select areas of school law.
Addressing Conduct Away From School Grounds for Students and Staff
This webinar will review the legal parameters for school officials in addressing conduct away from school grounds. Topics to be covered will include bullying and cyberbullying, responding to student disputes that occur off school grounds, linking participation in athletics to conduct outside of school, addressing derogatory comments towards staff members, responding to self-destructive student behavior such as drug or alcohol use, and understanding how courts balance student First Amendment rights with other considerations.
Bringing It All Together: A Systemic Approach to Student Safety
This webinar provides a framework for putting in place appropriate policies and protocols to protect student safety. Participants will learn about the high expectations established in case law and codified in statute and regulation related to student safety. Specific issues addressed include HIB policies, key elements of the code of student conduct, key requirements related to student risk assessment, and working closely with law enforcement and other outside entities.
Human Resources: New Requirements, Best Practices and the Law
Human Resource management is constantly evolving, with new legal requirements related to family leave, sick leave, equal pay, dealing with vendors, employee background checks and many other areas. This webinar will provide HR directors and individuals with HR responsibilities who may wear many other hats with information on the latest legal developments, along with important tools and resources for effectively balancing the many responsibilities in the human resource field.
You Can't Make This #$%^& Up! - School Law Horror Stories and Lessons to Be Learned
Fact is often stranger than fiction. That is certainly true when it comes to many legal issues that arise in public schools. In this Webinar, participants will learn about some of the most outrageous and legally damaging cases involving public schools and the lessons that should be learned to avoid such issues in the future.
Legal Issues in Student Health
School districts have numerous requirements related to addressing the health needs of students. This webinar will provide an overview of key legal requirements related to addressing students with medical needs, including issues related to COVID-19, emergency administration of medicine, responding to students on field trips, addressing situations that may occur in athletics, responding to suspected substance abuse and potential overdose and the legal rights of students, parents and school officials under FERPA, HIPAA and other requirements.
Note: Additional webinars will be added for the next school year in August.