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Monthly publication addressing recent legal developments in school law.

New Eligibility Criteria for Emotional Behavioral Disability, Deaf, Blind, and Deafblind Now in Effect

The administrative rules addressing special education eligibility criteria for two different educational disabilities were recently revised and a newly added disability category is now in effect. The revised PI 11.36 (Areas of Impairment), modifies the definition of the categories of blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) and further modifies the evaluation requirements associated with each of those disability categories. Also, the revised rules add a new required Individualized Education Program (IEP) team member when determining eligibility for deaf and hard of hearing.

Boardman Clark School Law Seminar is Virtual This Year on November 18th

This year's School Law Seminar will be presented in a dual-track format and features eight different topics and then capped off by a Q&A session with a panel of Boardman Clark School Law attorneys. In other news, nineteen Boardman Clark attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America©, spanning numerous practice areas.

President Biden’s Proposed COVID-19 Vaccination or Weekly Testing Mandate for Employers Does Not Generally Apply to Schools, Except for Head Start Programs

President Biden announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would be issuing an emergency rule that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees to require their employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

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