News from Thrun Law


Special Education Teacher Discharged for Violating Seclusion and Restraint Laws

January 27th, 2020

In a case handled by Thrun Law Firm, the State Tenure Commission recently upheld a tenured teacher’s discharge for misconduct and insubordina­tion arising from the violation of Michigan’s[...]


Open Meetings Act Lawsuit Against Detroit Public Schools Dismissed

January 20th, 2020

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Detroit Public Schools Com­munity District Board of Education, which alleged a se­ries of Open Meetings Act[...]


Filing Requirement for Issuers of Tax Credit Bonds

January 13th, 2020

Schools that issued tax credit bonds before December 22, 2017 must annually complete and file Form 1097-BTC with the IRS. For tax year 2019, Form 1097-BTC must be[...]


Transgender Student Rights Refresher

January 6th, 2020

School officials continue to navigate complex legal, political, and familial issues when responding to a transgender student’s request to use the student’s pre­ferred name and pronouns at school[...]


Showing Movies at School May Infringe on Copyright

December 30th, 2019

A copyright, often denoted by the © symbol, protects ownership in original works of authorship, including movies. Copyright holders enjoy the exclusive right to publicly perform and display[...]


Thrun Accepting Orders for Policy Manuals

December 20th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Thrun Policy Manual is now available to order, with anticipated distribution by the end of January 2020. Our policies are designed[...]


Reminder: Qualifying Statements Must Be Filed by December 31

December 16th, 2019

In last month’s edition of School Law Notes, we discussed the importance of filing the Municipal Finance Qualifying Statement form with the Michigan Department of Treasury by December[...]