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Court of Appeals Clarifies Privacy Protections for Closed Session Documents

June 14th, 2021

In a recent published decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that documents discussed by a public body during a closed session meeting may be subject to disclosure[...]

OCR’s New Approach to Resolving Website Accessibility Complaints

June 7th, 2021

Our April 26, 2018 edition of School Law Notes highlighted myriad changes to the Office of Civil Rights Case Processing Manual (CPM) that would directly affect schools. One[...]

MFA 2021 State Aid Note Program – Documents Now Available!

May 27th, 2021

The Michigan Finance Authority (MFA) August 2021 state aid note program materials, including the loan application, cash flow form, instructions, and calendar, are now available on the MFA’s[...]

Don’t Ignore Disability Harassment

May 24th, 2021

Although there has been a recent emphasis on addressing sex-based harassment, school officials must also act promptly and appropriately to ensure they are not “deliberately indifferent” to harassment[...]

Truth-in-Taxation and Budget Hearing Reminder

May 17th, 2021

Michigan law requires that public schools adopt their annual budgets before the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1). A taxing entity, including a school district or ISD,[...]

2022 Hard Cap Limits for Medical Benefit Plans

May 10th, 2021

In a March 18, 2021 memorandum, the Michigan Department of Treasury notified public employers of the “hard cap” contribu­tion limits under the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act[...]

2021 Year-End School Events

April 30th, 2021

Year-end school events often present legal landmines. Those annual challenges are now heightened by COVID-19. With the recent changes to indoor and outdoor gathering restrictions, many school officials[...]