Oklahoma University officials are being sued by a student journalist who claims the school illegally denied him access to public records. The student sought parking citations issued to students during the Spring of 2012 to determine whether OU gave preferential treatment to student athlete parking lots. The school’s Open Records Office gave the reporter parking [...]
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The Office of Special Education Programs recently issued guidance to school districts in Letter to Gallo (113 LRP 19171 OSEP 04/02/13) specifying that, under certain circumstances, a teacher must obtain parental consent before gathering academic functional assessment data during a Response to Intervention (“RTI”). In the letter, OSEP explains that when a district gathers data [...]
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which governs Ohio, recently applied the standard for searches of student lockers and backpacks to the examination of the contents of a student’s cell phone. In G.C. v. Owensboro Public Schools, the superintendent examined the contents of a student’s cell phone immediately after student indicated he was contemplating [...]