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Student Safety Zone” Repealed by Amendments to Sex Offenders Registration Act

February 22nd, 2021

Public Act 295 of 2020, effective March 24, 2021, amends parts of the Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA). Most significantly for schools, the amendments eliminate the “student safety[...]

School Boards Must Hold Meetings Electronically Through February 21st

February 15th, 2021

On January 22, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an order effectively extending the indoor gathering limitations through February 21, 2021. Although the order[...]

February 10th Is Spring Count Day

February 8th, 2021

The State School Aid Act requires two student count days each school year to determine the school’s amount of state aid. Those student count days are the first[...]

EEOC Updates FAQs on COVID-19 Topics, Including Mandatory Vaccinations

January 28th, 2021

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its FAQs about various equal employment opportunity laws and COVID-19. The guidance is available at: The[...]

Student Privacy Protections for Virtual Learning

January 25th, 2021

Rising COVID-19 case numbers have caused many Michigan schools to return to remote learning and vir­tual instruction. Although virtual instruction differs from face-to-face instruction, FERPA and Michigan’s student[...]

New Monthly Lunch Series: Title IX

January 18th, 2021

Thrun Law Firm is offering a free virtual half-hour lunch webinar series for its retainer clients. From 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm on the second Thursday of each[...]

Selling School Property

January 11th, 2021

As school officials evaluate their school’s present and future real property needs, the potential for prop­erty sales may arise. This article addresses frequently asked questions we receive about[...]