Topic: Teachers

The Woodbridge Teachers’ Arbitration Award – First Interest Arbitration Award of the 2019-20 Teachers’ Negotiation Season

The 2019-20 certified teachers’ and administrators’ negotiation season is just about at the halfway mark.  While, as to be expected, the overwhelming majority of contracts up for negotiation so far have settled at either the negotiation or mediation phases of the Teacher Negotiation Act [“TNA”] process, contract negotiations in several communities have reached binding interest…

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ESSA, Sexual Misconduct, and “Passing the Trash”

There is a new provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA”) entitled “Prohibition on Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse.” It attempts to prevent school employees who have engaged in sexual misconduct with students from being unwittingly passed from one school district to another, a practice commonly referred to as “passing the trash.” Specifically, the…

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