Opinions of The Maryland State Board Of Education By Subject Matter

OPINIONS OF THE MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

OPINIONS 16-01 THROUGH PRESENT

(Issued between October 2016 and present)

BY SUBJECT MATTER

or

ALPHABETICAL INDEX

October 2017


ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS


Dismissal/ Suspension
Johnson, Ruth v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 16-47
Mayes, Desiree v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-37
Young, Donna v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-12


Evaluation

In General
J.M. v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-22

MSDE Employees

Transfer/ Reassignment


APPEALS TO THE STATE BOARD


Additional Evidence

Consolidation

Credibility/ Weight of Testimony
Goines, Keith v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-16
Meyers, James D. v. Anne Arundel County Board of Education 16-50

Dismissal

Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies

In General
G., Gabrielle v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-14
Goines, Keith v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-16
Harford County Arts and Culture Alliance v. Harford County Board of Education 16-48
Meyers, James D. v. Anne Arundel County Board of Education 16-50
P., Rajendra and Erika v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-07
Young, Donna v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-12
Young, Donna v. Prince George’s County Board of Education (II) 17-39


Jurisdiction
D., Semere & K., Yehdego v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-09
In Re: Board of Education of Howard County v. Renee Foose and Renee Foose v. Board of Education of Howard County 17-08
N., Jon v. Charles County Board of Education 17-19
R.L. v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 17-27

Moot
J.B. v. Harford County Board of Education 17-01
G., John and Jennifer v. Howard County Board of Education 17-34


New Evidence
C., Erin v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-21
D., Shervon v. Howard County Board of Education 17-10
H., Robin v. Montgomery County Board of Education 16-44

Petition for Declaratory Ruling


Res Judicata



Right to an Evidentiary Hearing



Ripeness


Standing
G., Gabrielle v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-14
Harford County Arts and Culture Alliance v. Harford County Board of Education 16-48
Meilander, Douglas and Carrollton Ridge Community Association v. Baltimore City Board of School
    Commissioners 17-20



Stays


Timeliness



Waiver

D., Antoinette v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-24
Goines, Keith v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-16

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES



BUDGET AND FINANCE

Harford County Arts and Culture Alliance v. Harford County Board of Education 16-48

CHARTER SCHOOLS



Application


Charter Renewal


In General


Waiver Request


CONSTITUTIONAL LAW


Due Process
C., Almena Q. (Re: J.J.) v. Board of Education of Cecil County 17-28
C., Pastor Almena (Re: R.C.) v. Board of Education of Cecil County 17-29

Goines, Keith v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-16
H., Sherrie v. Carroll County Board of Education 17-35
Johnson, Ruth v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 16-47
J.B. v. Harford County Board of Education 17-01
Young, Donna v. Prince George’s County Board of Education (II) 17-39


Equal Opportunity


Equal Protection


Exclusionary Rule


First Amendment Rights


Freedom of Religion


Freedom of Speech


Right to Privacy


Waiver


CONTRACT DISPUTES

Smith, Christine v. Baltimore County Board of Education 16-49

DECLARATORY RULING

In Re: Prince George’s County Travel Funds 17-04

DISCRIMINATION


Age

Disability

In General
Curtis, James v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-23
Goines, Keith v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-16

National Origin
D., Semere & K., Yehdego v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-09

Race
C., Pastor Almena (Re: R.C.) v. Board of Education of Cecil County 17-29
C., Almena Q. (Re: J.J.) v. Board of Education of Cecil County 17-28

D., Semere & K., Yehdego v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-09
J.B. v. Harford County Board of Education 17-01

Religion

Retaliation
D., Semere & K., Yehdego v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-09

Sex


HOME INSTRUCTION



INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS



LABOR RELATIONS



Negotiated Agreements


Representation


Scope of Bargaining


Reclassification


Scheduling of Work Days


LOCAL SUPERINTENDENT

In Re: Board of Education of Howard County v. Renee Foose and Renee Foose v. Board of Education of Howard County 17-13


MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT


MISCELLANEOUS

D., Antoinette v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-24
H., Catherine v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-25
In Re: Board of Education of Howard County v. Renee Foose and Renee Foose v. Board of Education of Howard County 17-08
Finlay-Gaines, Yvette v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-40


NONCERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES


Dismissal/ Suspension
Curtis, James v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-23
Goines, Keith v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-16
J.B. v. Harford County Board of Education 17-01
Young, Donna v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-12
Young, Donna v. Prince George’s County Board of Education (II) 17-39

In General
J.B. v. Harford County Board of Education 17-01

Legal Representation

Promotion/ Transfer

Scope of Bargaining

RECONSIDERATION

Banks-Jones, Jacqueline v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 17-32


RETALIATION

H., Sherrie v. Carroll County Board of Education 17-35
Young, Donna v. Prince George’s County Board of Education (II) 17-39


SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

In the Matter of Request for Removal of Local Board Member Karen Harshman 17-17

SCHOOL CLOSING

Meilander, Douglas and Carrollton Ridge Community Association v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 17-20

SCHOOL DISTRICTING



SCHOOL NAME



SPECIAL EDUCATION, See also "Students



STUDENTS


Assignments/Attendance/Tuition
G., John and Jennifer v. Howard County Board of Education 17-34
U., Jeffrey v. Howard County Board of Education 17-15

Discipline
- In General
A.M. v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-05
J.B. v. Harford County Board of Education 17-01
J.M. v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-22
R.L. v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 17-27

- Physical Force
C., Pastor Almena (Re: R.C.) v. Board of Education of Cecil County 17-29
C., Almena Q. (Re: J.J.) v. Board of Education of Cecil County 17-28

H., Robin v. Montgomery County Board of Education 16-44
H, Tynetta v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-18

- Profanity/ Threats

- Weapons
J.M. v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-22

- Bombs/Bomb Threats

- Firearms/Knives

- In General


- Alcohol/ Drugs/ Dangerous Substances

Transfers
- Child Care
N., Ralph and Tramaine v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-30

- Diversity/Discrimination


- Health Related
C., Erin v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-21
D., Shervon v. Howard County Board of Education 17-10
P., Rajendra and Erika v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-07

- In General
D., Semere & K., Yehdego v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-09
N., Ralph and Tramaine v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-30
R.L. v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 17-27

No Child Left Behind

- Peer Group

- Safety
D., Shervon v. Howard County Board of Education 17-10
H., Catherine v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-02
H., Catherine v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-25
N., Ralph and Tramaine v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-30


- Special Programs/Courses
H., Catherine v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-25

- Stability/ Utilization
H., Catherine v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-25

- Transportation
N., Ralph and Tramaine v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-30

Activities/ Extracurricular
N., Jon v. Charles County Board of Education 17-19

Diversity/ Discrimination

Early Kindergarten Entry
B., Kevin and Leah v. Howard County Board of Education 17-38
I., Shanelle v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 17-03
K., Deborah and Jeffrey v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-36


Grades
H., Sherrie v. Carroll County Board of Education 17-35

Graduation Requirements/ Curriculum

In General
M., Gordon & Tamara v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-06

Jurisdiction

Records

Harassment
- Bullying
- Sexual

TEACHERS


Dismissal/ Suspension
Meyers, James D. v. Anne Arundel County Board of Education 16-50
- Immorality

- Incompetency
Finlay-Gaines, Yvette v. Montgomery County Board of Education 17-40

- Insubordination

- Misconduct in Office

- Wilful Neglect of Duty

Extra Curricular Activity

Evaluations
Bingham, Robin v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 17-33

In General
Banks-Jones, Jacqueline v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 16-42
O’Connell, Steven v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners 16-46
Smith, Christine v. Baltimore County Board of Education 16-49
Meyers, James D. v. Anne Arundel County Board of Education 16-50

Probationary Teachers
- Dismissal/ Suspension

- Evaluation


- Nonrenewal
Hudson, Rodney v. Prince George’s County Board of Education 17-26
Lecates, James v. Wicomico County Board of Education 16-45


Transfer/ Reassignment


Promotion/ Reclassification


Use of Physical Force


TRANSPORTATION


Bus Stop
Towle, Ashley v. Carroll County Board of Education 17-31

In General


Rider Eligibility


School Vehicle Drivers