Pennsylvania Department of Education Publishes New Guidance on Act 55

July 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “Pennsylvania Department of Education Publishes New Guidance on Act 55” By, Jacqueline Lembeck, Esq., Lead Wyomissing, Pa Special Education attorney with MLO —  On July 11, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (“PDE”) published guidance on Act 55.   Act 55 was signed into law on July 8, 2022,…

Consider a Note to a Great Teacher About What That Teacher Has Meant to You

July 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “Consider a Note to a Great Teacher About What That Teacher Has Meant to You” By Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder of MLO —  I have spent most of my professional career in education law, and both of my parents were public school teachers. My undergraduate training was in education,…

Pa House of Representatives Extends Act 66

July 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “Pa House of Representatives Extends Act 66” By, Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of our Special Education Department On July 8th, 2022 the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, approved the Omnibus Education Bill, HB1642, which includes language that seems to extend the additional year of education due to the COVID-19…

U.S. Department of Education Announces That Section 504 Rulemaking is on the Horizon

June 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “U.S. Department of Education Announces That Section 504 Rulemaking is on the Horizon” by Nancy Potter, Esq. —  The U.S. Department of Education recently announced its intent to amend the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to “strengthen and protect rights for students with disabilities.”…

The Supreme Court Orders Public Funding for Private Religious Schools

June 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “The Supreme Court Orders Public Funding for Private Religious Schools” by Jennifer Grobe, Esq. —  For the first time, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ordered a state with tuition vouchers to offer such public funding for private religious schools.   In the case Carson v.…

Money Damage Claims and Public School Districts in Pennsylvania

June 2022 The MLO Minute: “Money Damage Claims and Public School Districts in Pennsylvania” By Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of our Special Education Department Claims for money damages against a public school district in Pennsylvania for any kind of injury suffered by a student on school grounds or at a school function is difficult…