Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Student safety at school has been a subject of confusion and conversation for years. Schools are responsible for education, but are they responsible for student safety, too? And to what extent? Are schools responsible for crimes committed on school grounds? With the...
How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, as many as one in five students experience bullying. Fifteen percent of bullying incidents occur online. Bullying often results in lowered levels of classroom engagement and academic performance. However, the...
How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

In the U.S., 7.5 million people report stalking each year, and 1 in 4 of those victims reported cyberstalking. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we communicate, learn, and live. Students now spend more time on the computer than ever. Consequently, they face a...
Mental Health Requirements in Mississippi’s School Safety Act

Mental Health Requirements in Mississippi’s School Safety Act

In the past twenty years, American schools experienced a rapid increase in mass shootings. Schools saw the need to train staff and students to prepare for an active shooter situation. In Mississippi, the Mississippi House Education Committee outlined the requirements...
Student Safety, District Liability, and Distance Learning

Student Safety, District Liability, and Distance Learning

On July 21rst, Mickes O’Toole Attorneys at Law and SlateXP, the makers of LearnSafe, presented an online seminar focusing on student safety, district liability, and distance learning. Thomas A. Mickes, a leading education law attorney, gave a presentation titled...
How Students Bypass Internet Filters on School Computers

How Students Bypass Internet Filters on School Computers

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires school districts to monitor and supervise technology use by students and staff. In the classroom, teachers often take on part of this responsibility through active monitoring of student computer screens....