February 8, 2016

School Law & Policy Updates


The Condition of Public Schools

The March 2014 Condition of America's Public Schools report provides nationally representative data on the condition of public school facilities. The National Center for Education Statisutics (NCES) previously collected data on this topic in 1999. The study presented in this report collected information about the condition of public school facilities in the 2012-13 school year. Full report:  Report on the Condition of America's Public Schools

Food Allergies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs, available at www.foodallergy.org/CDC. The national guidelines offer strategies for reducing and responding to allergic reactions, with emphasis that any actions taken are to be consistent with applicable federal and state laws and local policies. Read more:  Report on Food Allergies