June 5, 2023

With collective bargaining season underway, many schools have experienced an increase in Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) information requests. A school’s failure to timely or appropriately respond to a PERA information request may result in an unfair labor practice charge. 


May 30, 2023

Does your school have any teachers who were rated ineffective? Have you hired a new teacher who was recently rated ineffective by another school? If your answer is “yes” to either question, be aware that Revised School Code (RSC) Section 1249a prohibits a school district, intermediate school...

May 22, 2023

Governor Whitmer signed Public Act 7 of 2023 into law, repealing the third grade reading and retention provisions. PA 7 is expected to take effect in late March 2024, but is technically effective 91 days after the 2023 Legislature’s final adjournment in December.

Revised School Code...


For a full explanation of options within our policies and to ask policy-related questions, we strongly encourage district representatives to attend this 2-part webinar at no additional cost.

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June 15, 2023

June 27, 2023

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Cristina Patzelt will present "Transgender Student Rights".

June 28, 2023

June 27, 2023

Lisa Swem will present a School Law Update.

August 1, 2023