News from Thrun Law

Legislation Approves Use of Lockdown Devices

May 25th, 2020

Governor Whitmer signed into law Public Act 45 of 2020, effective June 1, 2020, which amends the Con­struction of School Buildings Act to permit a temporary door locking[...]

IEPs in the Age of Distance Learning

May 18th, 2020

Distance learning presents unique and difficult challenges, especially for students with disabilities. School officials continue to struggle with how to pro­vide effective special education programming while still meeting[...]

Caution: No Extension on Probationary Teacher Nonrenewal Timelines

May 11th, 2020

As the end of the school year approaches, school officials must make important and timely personnel de­cisions about the continued employment of probationary teachers and follow the applicable[...]

Sixth Circuit: Access to Literacy a Fundamental Constitutional Right

May 4th, 2020

In a landmark ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that students have a constitutional right to a “basic minimum education,” meaning access to a foundational[...]

Emergency Seclusion and Restraint Refresher

March 23rd, 2020

Three years ago, the Michigan Legislature amended the Revised School Code to prohibit the use of seclusion and restraint in schools except in emergency situations. An “emergency situation”[...]

Guest Article: Individual Coverage HRAs: A Brief Introduction

March 16th, 2020

To assist our clients with questions about specialized employee benefits, Thrun has developed a close relationship with Steven D. Lowe, P.C. The following article was drafted by Attorney[...]