Client Memos

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to advise you that a portion of the Taylor Law (specifically, Civil Service Law § 208) has been modified as a part of this year’s legislation accompanying the 2018-2019 New York State Budget Bill. The changes appear to be a...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to advise you of an amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding the Dignity for All Students Act (“DASA”).  The amendment was adopted as an emergency rule effective May 8, 2018.  It is anticipated that following a...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to advise you of the recent enactment of Education Law Section 908, entitled “Prohibition Against Meal Shaming.”  The law became effective on April 12, 2018 and applies to all public school districts, charter schools and non-public schools that participate in...

  KEEPING YOU INFORMED… In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we would like to summarize the following key issues with respect to school safety:School Safety Plans. In the aftermath of the Columbine shootings in 1999, the New York State Legislature passed the Safe...