Capehart Scatchard Shareholders, Cameron R. Morgan, Esq. and Geoffrey N. Stark, Esq., spoke before attendees of the New Jersey Association of School Administrator’s Virtual Professional Development Program, entitled “The Power of Legal Information: Practical Issues for Keep School Administrators Current and Compliant,” which was held on April 26, 2021.
Mr. Morgan and Mr. Stark presented professional development sessions entitled “Reductions in Force: Procedures, Seniority & Recall Rights” and “ADA Accommodations in the Time of COVID-19.” Additionally, Mr. Morgan provided a session on “Hot Topics in Labor Negotiations.”
Mr. Morgan focuses his practice in the areas of school law, special education, and labor and employment. Over the years, he has represented dozens of New Jersey school districts in all aspects of their legal needs, handling a variety of matters ranging from teacher tenure/seniority cases, workplace harassment /discrimination claims, reductions-in-force, budget disputes, student discipline, student residency/homelessness matters. In the realm of labor relations, he negotiates on behalf of boards of education with teachers’ and administrators’ unions, and has handled labor cases such as unfair labor practice charges, scope of negotiations issues, and the recent successful defense in the Appellate Division of the primary case regarding the negotiability of employee contributions to health insurance premiums. He continues to be extremely active in the area of special education, handling the defense of numerous due process cases and Section 504 matters involving students with a diverse array of special needs. More importantly, he continues to be a resource for local school districts in counseling and guiding them as to how such litigation can be avoided.
Mr. Stark concentrates his practice on the representation of board of education and charter schools in all areas of school law including: labor and employment, special education, Sections 505, student discipline, FERPA, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, student residency, civil rights, tenure, OPRA, OPMA, and teaching staff tenure matters under TEACHNJ and ACHIEVENJ. Prior to joining Capehart Scatchard, Mr. Stark served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Education and Higher Education Section of the New Jersey Office the Attorney General.