On Board Online • March 12, 2018
By Kimberly A. Fanniff
A recent decision of the commissioner of education offers reminders of best practices for running school district elections.
To invalidate the results of a school election, a petitioner must establish that irregularities occurred in the conduct of the election which actually affected the outcome and either (1) were so pervasive that they vitiated the electoral process or (2) demonstrated a clear and convincing picture of informality to the point of laxity in adherence to the Education Law.Read the entire article>>
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School districts around the nation, including New York have been advised that there are at least three upcoming student walkouts and marches that will be held related to the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland Florida in which 17 individuals were gunned down by a former student. Our understanding of the purported purpose of these walkouts and demonstrations is to protest gun violence in our nation and call upon our state and federal leaders to enact legislation which will serve to end the continuance of such violence.Read On>>
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