NJASA Legal Department Research Services - December 2016
The primary responsibility of educators is to protect children placed in their care during the school day. Included in this responsibility, is the duty to protect students from harm caused by sexual misconduct of staff members. This Administrative Guide is part one of a series which will review the actions that can be taken to remove staff members who engage in inappropriate conduct, and the steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of harm to students.
In addition, School News Briefs reviews three new cases including one case in which the Commissioner found that a staff member who is accused of HIB is entitled to due process under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, and this includes a hearing before the board.
The December 2016 Impact on Negotiations, reviews two cases including one in which PERC found that a board acted illegally by disciplining a former association president for distributing an email, written by the association vice president, which contained a religious slur about the superintendent of schools.
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