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MDE Provides Guidance on Benchmark Assessments

September 25th, 2020

As discussed in our August 19, 2020 E-Blast, Public Act 149 of 2020 (PA 149) requires schools to administer at least two “bench­mark assessments” to students in grades[...]

Michigan Supreme Court Broadens Insurance Protections

September 21st, 2020

Resolving a decades-long insurance dispute, the Michigan Supreme Court recently clarified that subcontractor mistakes damaging an insured’s work product may trigger commercial general liability insurance policy coverage. Michigan[...]

Mask Up! Considerations for Requiring Students to Wear Face Coverings

September 17th, 2020

School officials are making many difficult decisions heading into the 2020-21 school year. One area that has generated many questions is how schools should implement the Michigan Return[...]

Court Upholds $400,000 Jury Verdict in Whistleblower’s Case

September 14th, 2020

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court’s jury verdict that awarded $400,000 to a teacher for retaliation in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).[...]

New Title IX Regulations Take Effect – Policy Package and Trainings Available!

August 28th, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued new Title IX regulations, which took effect August 14, 2020. These regulations significantly amend schools’ obligations when addressing[...]

Contract Performance During COVID-19

August 24th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may prevent, or hinder, a party from fulfilling its contractual obligations. Failing to perform under a contract may constitute a contract breach, exposing the breaching[...]

Where’s My Tax Revenue?

August 17th, 2020

For districts with a July tax levy, local tax collecting units recently sent summer tax bills to school taxpayers. The municipalities will collect school taxes on behalf of[...]