Updates & Publications

Department of Health Reopening Guidance

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Sep 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

On September 2, 2021, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) issued a 12-page school reopening guidance. This guidance document outlines several mandatory requirements that school districts and BOCES must immediately undertake. It also outlines measures that districts and BOCES should co...

Amendment to Open Meetings Law

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Sep 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

On September 2, 2021, Governor Hochul signed into law Senate Bill S50001, which amends the Open Meetings Law and authorizes boards of education and other government bodies to hold public meetings remotely by conference call or similar services through January 15, 2022.

Partners Erin M. O’Grady-Parent and Anthony J. Fasano will present at the MASLA Summer Conference on the State’s new Marijuana Law and Labor and Employment Issues on July 20, 2021. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites located in Saratoga Spr

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Jun 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Partners Erin M. O'Grady-Parent and Anthony J. Fasano will present at the MASLA Summer Conference on the State's new Marijuana Law and Labor and Employment Issues on July 20, 2021. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites located in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information about ...

Partner Erin M. O’Grady-Parent will present with Michael G. Vigliotta of the Law Offices of Thomas M. Volz, PLLC on APPR and Tenure at the New York State School Boards Association Virtual Summer Law Conference on July 22, 2021. For more information about

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Jun 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Partner Erin M. O'Grady-Parent will present with Michael G. Vigliotta of the Law Offices of Thomas M. Volz, PLLC on APPR and Tenure at the New York State School Boards Association Virtual Summer Law Conference on July 22, 2021. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.n...

Partner Erin M. O’Grady-Parent will present a Legal Update at the Virtual 2021 Annual Education Summit hosted by the Association of School Business Officials on June 9, 2021. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.asbonewyork

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Jun 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Partner Erin M. O'Grady-Parent will present a Legal Update at the Virtual 2021 Annual Education Summit hosted by the Association of School Business Officials on June 9, 2021. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.asbonewyork.org.

Partners Erin M. O’Grady-Parent and Anthony J. Fasano will present at the MASLA Summer Conference on the State’s new Marijuana Law and Labor and Employment Issues

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Jun 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Partners Erin M. O'Grady-Parent and Anthony J. Fasano will present at the MASLA Summer Conference on the State's new Marijuana Law and Labor and Employment Issues on July 20, 2021. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites located in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information about ...

Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent, Esq. and Marc Terry, Esq., Partner, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, will be co-presenting at the 2021 National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Online School Law Seminar on April 20, 2021

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Apr 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Partner Erin  O'Grady-Parent, Esq. and Marc Terry, Esq., Partner, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, will be co-presenting at the 2021 National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Online School Law Seminar on April 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.   Their labor and employment session...

Event: Partner Erin O’Grady-Parent, Esq. and Marc Terry, Esq., Partner, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, will be co-presenting at the 2021 National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Online School Law Seminar on April 20, 2021

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Apr 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Partner Erin  O'Grady-Parent, Esq. and Marc Terry, Esq., Partner, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, will be co-presenting at the 2021 National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Online School Law Seminar on April 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.   Their labor and employment session...

Attorneys Frank G. Barile and Stephanie A. Denzel will be presenting virtually for the National Business Institute IEPs and 504 Plan Legal Workshop on May 11, 2021.

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Apr 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorneys Frank G. Barile and Stephanie A. Denzel will be presenting virtually for the National Business Institute IEPs and 504 Plan Legal Workshop on May 11, 2021.  For more information about the workshop, please visit www.nbi-sems.com or call (800) 930-6182.

Attorneys Frank G. Barile and Stephanie A. Denzel will be presenting virtually for the National Business Institute IEPs and 504 Plan Legal Workshop on May 11, 2021.  For more information about the workshop, please visit www.nbi-sems.com or call (800) 930

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Apr 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorneys Frank G. Barile and Stephanie A. Denzel will be presenting virtually for the National Business Institute IEPs and 504 Plan Legal Workshop on May 11, 2021.  For more information about the workshop, please visit www.nbi-sems.com or call (800) 930-6182.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Feb 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Effective March 23, 2021, school districts and BOCES are required to develop policies and procedures to designate all existing single-occupancy bathroom facilities as gender neutral by posting clear signage indicating same on or near the entry door of each facility. N.Y. Educ. Law § 409-M. Distri...

For February 23, 2021: Partners Erin M. O’Grady-Parent and Bonnie Gorham will be presenting at NYSASBO’s Webinar on Voting Procedures for District Clerks on February 23, 2021. This is the second webinar in a two-part series regarding election procedures.

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Feb 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

For February 23, 2021: Partners Erin M. O'Grady-Parent and Bonnie Gorham will be presenting at NYSASBO's Webinar on Voting Procedures for District Clerks on February 23, 2021. This is the second webinar in a two-part series regarding election procedures.

For February 11, 2021: Partner Erin M. O’Grady-Parent will be presenting at NYSASBO’s Webinar on Voter Registration and Requirements with Patchogue-Medford UFSD District Clerk Dennis Logan on February 11, 2021. This is the first webinar in a two-part ser

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Feb 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

For February 11, 2021: Partner Erin M. O'Grady-Parent will be presenting at NYSASBO's Webinar on Voter Registration and Requirements with Patchogue-Medford UFSD District Clerk Dennis Logan on February 11, 2021. This is the first webinar in a two-part series regarding election procedures.

Associates Frank G. Barile, Esq. and Stephanie A. Denzel, Esq. will co-present on the topics “IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws” and “Developing and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field” for a webinar sponsore

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Jan 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Associates Frank G. Barile, Esq. and Stephanie A. Denzel, Esq. will co-present on the topics “IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws” and “Developing and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field” for a webinar sponsored by NBI entitled “IEP and 504 Plan Legal W...

Facial Recognition Technology

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Jan 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (A6787-D/S5140-B) that suspends facial recognition and biometric technologies in schools. The legislation, which takes effect immediately, prohibits schools from purchasing and utilizing biometric identifying technology in schools u...

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