On Board Online • February 20, 2017
By Kimberly A. Fanniff
School officials should be familiar with the Latin term in loco parentis (acting as guardian to a child) because school personnel serve in that capacity while children are in school or otherwise under their supervision. But the concept of in loco parentis can also apply in other contexts, including an employer's obligation to grant an employee leave under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).Read the entire article>>
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NYSSBA is encouraged that overall graduation rates across the state continue to climb. However, we are deeply concerned that graduation gaps among students of color, English language learners, and students in poorer districts continue to persist. These gaps lend support to our belief that the state needs to provide adequate state aid, especially to those districts that are less wealthy and have greater numbers of students for whom English is not their primary language. NYSSBA calls for an additional $2 billion overall in the 2017-18 state budget, including $1.4 billion in foundation aid.Read the entire news release>>
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