News from Thrun Law

Michigan State Police Issues Guidance on New School Safety Laws

May 20th, 2019

In December 2018, Governor Snyder signed legislation aimed at making Michigan’s schools safer. Several of the new and amended laws, which went into effect at the end of[...]

Truth-in-Taxation and Budget Hearing Reminder

May 13th, 2019

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,[...]

2020 Hard Cap Limits for Medical Benefit Plans

May 6th, 2019

In a memorandum dated March 25, 2019, the Michigan Department of Treasury notified public em­ployers of the “hard cap” contribution limits under the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution[...]

Graduation-Related Challenges

April 25th, 2019

With high school graduation fast approaching, school officials should be aware of the following graduation-related legal issues. Diplomas and “Walking” at Graduation The end of the school year[...]

Michigan Finance Authority August 2019 State Aid Note Documents Available by May 1!

April 22nd, 2019

The Michigan Finance Authority (MFA) again is offering its annual State Aid Note Loan Program this summer. The MFA expects to post on its website this year’s application[...]

Beware of the Hidden Dangers of Lease Financing

April 22nd, 2019

We often encounter vendors offering seemingly simple financing packages to assist schools with acquiring buses, copiers, tablets, and other school equipment. The financing package typically utilizes a lease[...]

OSEP Issues Clarifying Guidance on IDEA Disciplinary Protections

April 15th, 2019

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently issued informal guidance clarifying the disci­plinary protections that must be provided to a student with a suspected disability who has[...]