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School Police Officer Barred from Obtaining Private Detective License

A school police officer who exercises law enforcement powers cannot possess a private detective license, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in In re Clader.

Key Provision of Distressed School Law Struck as Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Power

A section of the Public School Code authorizing Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission to suspend provisions of the Charter School Law violates the non-delegation rule, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in West Phila. Achievement Charter Elem. Sch. v. Sch. Dist. of Phila.

School District must Provide Transportation to Pupil with Two Residences due to Shared Custody Arrangement

Where a child has two residences within a school district due to a shared custody arrangement, the district must provide transportation to both residences, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Watts v. Manheim Twp. Sch. Dist.

By | 2015-09-10T14:23:24+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Administrative Law, School Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on School District must Provide Transportation to Pupil with Two Residences due to Shared Custody Arrangement

Charter School can Appeal School District’s Inaction on Request to Amend its Charter

A school district’s failure to act on a charter school’s request to amend its charter constitutes a denial of the amendment and is appealable to the Charter School Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court held in Discovery Charter School v. School District of Philadelphia.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:30+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: School Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Charter School can Appeal School District’s Inaction on Request to Amend its Charter

Prompt Pay Act Provides Exclusive Remedy to Construction Contractor Seeking Penalties and Attorney Fees against School District

A contractor seeking penalties and attorney fees against a government agency that has breached a construction contract must proceed under the Prompt Pay Act, the Commonwealth Court held in East Coast Paving & Sealcoating, Inc. v. North Allegheny School District.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:30+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Categories: Government Law, Municipal Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prompt Pay Act Provides Exclusive Remedy to Construction Contractor Seeking Penalties and Attorney Fees against School District