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Legal Lessons

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

Athletic Reminders

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

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

Birth Certificates - Important Reminders from IDPH

Bloodborne Pathogen Guidance (January 2018 School Leader Update)

Bullying and Harassment

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

Chapter 102 Level I Investigator Manual (April 2018 School Leader Update)

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

Chapter 103 Rules UPDATE (September 2019 School Leader update

Choosing an Electronic Health Record System, Vendors, and School Health Services (September 2016 School Leader Update)

Close or Not to Close, that is the Question (February 2018 School Leader Update)

Compulsory Attendance Reminders SWVPP & Kindergarten (November 2019 School Leader Update)

Custody, Court Orders, and Requests for Records (September 2018 School Leader Update)

Dress Codes (October 2018 School Leader Update)

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

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

Emergency Operations Plans & Confidentiality (April 2019 School Leader Update)

ESSA’s Provisions for Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care: Effective December 2016 (December 2016 School Leader Update)

English Learners

Enrollment policies for the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (September 2018 School Leader Update)

Epinephrine for schools (February 2015 School Leader Update)

Equity Issues

Expulsion and suspension policies in early childhood classrooms (January 2019 School Leader Update)

Fee Reminders (August 2019 School Leader Update)

FERPA

Firearms on school grounds (March 2018 School Leader Update)

First Amendment/Free Speech

Food Allergies (January 2015 School Leader Update)

Foreign exchange students (those with a J-1 Visa)

Foster Care

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) following Supreme Court Decision (January 2018 School Leader Update)

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)

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)

Laptops, Chromebooks and Other Technology Fees

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 (June 2019 School Leader Update)

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

Miranda Warnings to Students (November 2018 School Leader Update)

Money remaining in student lunch accounts (June 2019 School Leader Update)

Natural Disasters and Displaced Students (April 2019 School Leader Update)

New Rule Adopted by the Iowa Public Information Board – Exempt Sessions (December 2019 School Leader Update)

Open Enrollment

Open Records Law and Emails (July 2018 School Leader Update)

Opting Out of Testing

Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment - School Compliance

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

Pledge of Allegiance (November 2018 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 2017 School Leader Update)

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

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

Top Five Registration Issues (August 2019 School Leader Update)

Religious Holiday Celebrations in Public Schools - Important Reminders (December 2019 School Leader Update)

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

Residency Issues (September 2018 School Leader Update)

Resident or Not - That is the Question (September 2019 School Leader Update)

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

Rules Adopted and Noticed by the State Board (February 2019 School Leader Update)

School Assembly Guidance (July 2016 School Leader Update)

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

School Discipline Guidance from U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education is Rescinded (February 2018 School Leader Update)

School Health Legal Summary (January 2019 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 Misconduct

Sexual Exploitation

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

Smoking & Vaping on School Grounds (March 2019 School Leader Update)

Snow Days and Hours Guidance Revisited (December 2019 School Leader Update)

Snow Days, Part II (March 2019 School Leader Update)

Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program Important Policy Reminders (January 2020 School Leader Update)

Student Privacy

Student Records and Child Abuse Investigations (March 2019 School Leader Update)

Student Records, Retention and Spring Cleaning (May 2019 School Leader Update)

Student Who is Almost 21

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)

Supplement Not Supplant Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (July 2019 School Leader Update)

Supreme Court (United States and Iowa courts)

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

TeachIowa.gov postings (April 2014 School Leader Update)

The Teacher Next Door - How to Catch a Predator (February 2020 School Leader Update)

Title IX

Transportation for Shared Programs (May 2015 School Leader Update)

Uninterrupted Scholars Act (February 2013 School Leader Update)

U.S. Department of Education Acts on School Safety Report Recommendation to Improve Understanding of Student Privacy Law (March 2019 School Leader Update)

U.S. Department of Education Guidance on School Climate Resources (May 2019 School Leader Update)

U.S. Department of Education Issues Updates on Equitable Services for Private School Students under ESSA (November 2019 School Leader Update)

U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services Release School Safety District Guide (November 2019 School Leader Update)

Unpaid Meal Policies - Best Practices to Ensure Access to Meals (November 2017 School Leader Update)

Student VISAs

Work permits for students (June 2015 School Leader Update)

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on June 02, 2020 at 5:21pm.