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    Patrice Benard

    E. The Ten Circumstances under which a Board may go into Nonpublic Session

    Unless Employee has the right to request Public Discussion:
    Dismissal of an employee;
    Promotion of an employee;
    Compensation ofan employee;
    Disciplining of an employee;
    Investigation of anuy chargesagainst and employee;
    Hiring of an employee;
    Matters which if discussed in public would likely affect adversely …. (see video)

    Patrice Benard

    F. Minutes of Non-public sessions

    discussing minutes and possibility of hiring some one to be board clerk and take minutes.

    Duty to disclose within 72 hours unless by a recorded two-thirds vote of the members present taken in public session it is determined that divulgence of the information”

    Likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person…. (see video)

    Patrice Benard

    G. Public Right to see Minutes… (see video)
    H. Privacy Rights and Student Records
    The following records of the school are exempt fro the Right to Know Law:
    Personal school records ofpupils;
    Records pertaining….. (see video)

    Patrice Benard

    FERPA (see video)

    What is an educational record…

    those record, files, documents, and other (see video)

    Any information recorded in any way, including (see video)

    What is not cosidered and educational record?
    Records of instructional, supervisory, and administrative personnel and educational personnel ancillary there to which are :
    (see video)

    Patrice Benard

    Law Enforcement Exception
    Personnel Record Exception
    In the case of persons who are employed by a school district but who are not attending a school district, records made and maintained in the normal course of business which relate exclusively to such person.. (see video)

    Patrice Benard

    The Three Rights of Parents and Adult Students”

    The Right to inspect, review and access education records’
    The right to challenge the content …(see video)

    a. The Right to inspect, review and access education records

    A general right, but limited when the data pertains to more than one child’
    The rold of redaction.

    Best practice

    Federal Law: Thge ’45 day ‘ Rule’
    NH Law: 14 day response required (calendar days)
    Right to request copies
    District has a duty to provide copies
    May charge a reasonable fee…. (see video)

    Patrice Benard

    c. The right to Consent to the Disclosure of Educational Records…(see video)

    Directory Inbformation=
    Information that may…..(see video)

    Key concept: Information not…(see video)

    12 Exceptions to the Prior wiritten consent rule

    1. Other school officials, including teachers within the local educational agency, who have been determined to have a legitimate educational interest in the information.

    …(see video)

    Patrice Benard

    The school makes the determination as who has a ‘legitimate educational interest’
    School official: Person emplyed by the Schoool or the District….(see video)

    How is Ed interest defined? …(see video)

    2. Officials of other schools or schools systems in which the student intends to enroll.
    3. Authorized representatives of the State Dept of Ed, the Attny General of the US, or State and local educational authorities
    4. Financial Aid Officials
    5/ Persons subject to a Subpoena or Court Order
    6. Disclosure to STate andlocal officials in connection with the state’s juvenile justice system under speciried….(see video)

    Patrice Benard

    Board members should preserve the confidentiality of all student educational information. Note: The IDEA also requires that all information pertaining to a student’s educational disability remain confidential.

    Board members should re… (see video)

    Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Act
    -2000- Adoption of the Act
    -2004- Amended to add a tangible remedy
    -2010- HB 1523 – a. Definitions
    Bullying: a single incident or pattern of incidents involving a written, verbal, or electronic communication, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another pupil which:

    Physically harms a pupil or damage the pupil’s property; or
    Causes emotional distress to a pupil’ or
    Interferes with a pupil’s educational opportunities; or
    Creates a hostile educational environment; or
    Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school

    Patrice Benard

    Also includes:

    Actions motivated by an imbalance of power based on a pupil’s actual or perceived personal characteristics, behaviors, or beliefs, or….(see video)

    Cyber bullying” Bullying through the use of electronic devices;
    Electronic devices” include but are not limited to, tlelphones, cellular phones, computers, pager, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, and websites.
    Perpetrator: a pupil who engages in bullying or cyberbullying .
    the Perp.

    …(see video)

    Patrice Benard

    Bullying or cyber bullying occurs when an action or communication as defined in RS 193-F:3:
    a. Occurs on, or is delivered to, school propery or a school-sponsored activity or event on or off school property….(see video)

    See our own Policy JZB- cannot alter as it is defined in statute.

    Patrice Benard

    3. Restreiants and Seclusions RSA 126-U (see video)

    have to use safety as a legal trick, but is legit.

    (see video)

    4. The Duty to Refer
    a. Duty to refer under the IDEA
    b. Duty to refer under Section 504
    – Charter schools are subject to Section 504. (access)

    5. Sexual Harassment: Title IX,20 USC 1681(a)
    No person…shall on the basis of sex be” exluded from participation in’ denied the benefit of; or … (see video)

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