School Law Bulletin #2006/06

Changes Affecting Elementary and Secondary Education

Saturday, July 1, 2006

In 2006 the General Assembly rewrote the law regarding public school services for children with special needs, bringing it into closer harmony with federal law on the same subject. It backed away from a controversial eye-examination requirement passed in 2005 that was the subject of a challenge in court and could have kept some young children out of school. The General Assembly also directed schools to provide for daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and provided for the largest pay raises for school employees in a number of years.

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