The New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision on January 12, 2021, in the matter of Chris Doe v. Rutgers University, which offers some clarity to the obligation of school districts to respond to certain Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) requests for student records.
The New Jersey Department of Health issued COVID-19 guidance and education materials for child care and K-12 schools on March 04, 2020.
Last month, the Appellate Division determined that provisions in a teachers' union contract that allowed two teachers to collect their full pay and benefits for days when they did not teach but instead performed union duties were unenforceable.
Earlier this month, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill creating a four-year pilot program to study the effects of a later start time for New Jersey high schools. This bill comes after a 2014 report by the American Academy of Pediatrics that reported sleep deprivation in adolescents with one contributing factor being early school start times.