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Public School Code Revision Requires Separation of Perpetrators and Victims of Sexual Assaults

November 17th, 2020

A strict separation of perpetrator and victim is now required under the law, not only by classroom, but throughout the school day, including extracurricular activities.

New Law Addresses Termination of Parental Rights When Child is Conceived as the Result of Rape or Incest

November 3rd, 2020

Under Act 95, parental rights can be terminated without a pending adoption when the child was conceived as the result of a rape or incest.

KingSpry Reappointed Solicitor for Housing Authority of Easton

November 2nd, 2020

KingSpry is pleased to announce that the firm has been re-appointed solicitor for the Housing Authority of the City of Easton for a three year period.

School Board Member Email Addresses to be Public

October 30th, 2020

The First Amendment right to free speech is rooted in our constitution, providing an individual with the freedom to express their opinions and ideas without censorship or legal repercussions. Schools are now looking for guidance on how to respond and handle a situation where a student is kneeling before the national anthem without violating any constitutional rights.

With a Few Safety Precautions, A New Home or Business Location Can Still Be Yours

October 29th, 2020

Health and safety concerns, protocols and requirements regarding the pandemic have had significant effect within real estate operations.

Don’t Let the Pandemic Ruin Your Big Day

October 23rd, 2020

One of most important issues you should think about is whether to postpone or cancel.

Pandemic Sparks Highly Competitive Real Estate Market

October 22nd, 2020

Thinking about buying or selling your home in 2020? The current housing market is the sellers’ dream.

Is It Constitutional for a School to Discipline Student Athletes Who Take a Knee in Protest?

October 16th, 2020

The First Amendment right to free speech is rooted in our constitution, providing an individual with the freedom to express their opinions and ideas without censorship or legal repercussions. Schools are now looking for guidance on how to respond and handle a situation where a student is kneeling before the national anthem without violating any constitutional rights.

New Case Brings Into Question Whether “State Created Danger” Liability Affects Districts

October 9th, 2020

While it is unknown if this language will be enough for the Third Circuit to consider limiting or reshaping the state-created doctrine, it is a step, and is not calling into question the scope and reach of the doctrine. Plaintiff’s attorneys may still very well transform an ordinary tort claim into a constitutional violation in order to attach liability onto school districts, in situations like school-related injuries or COVID-19 policies and protocols.

OSEP and OCR Release Guidance for Special Education During COVID

October 8th, 2020

Both federal agencies acknowledged the challenges faced by students, families, teachers and schools during this time.  Community and student needs are continually changing.  Nonetheless, schools must provide supports and services to students so that they receive a free appropriate public education as required under IDEA as well as Section 504.