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Banning Student Confederate Flag Apparel at School

July 31st, 2020

Following several deaths involving police use of excessive force against black citizens, there has been a resurgence in efforts to remove Confederate monuments and symbols from public places.[...]


Post Budget, Summary of Expenditures, and Other Information on School Website

July 27th, 2020

As school boards undertake the arduous task of adopting a budget for the 2020-21 school year, school officials should be mindful of the State School Aid Act’s reporting[...]


“Right to Literacy” Decision Vacated, But Settlement Still Stands

July 20th, 2020

As reported in the April 30, 2020 edition of School Law Notes, a panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a groundbreaking decision, ruling 2-1 that[...]


Feds Release Controversial Guidance on Equitable Services for Non-Public Schools

July 6th, 2020

The CARES Act, a federal economic stimulus package enacted in response to COVID-19, allocated $30.75 billion in emergency relief funds for schools. On April 29, 2020, the U.S.[...]


U.S. Supreme Court: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

June 26th, 2020

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, ruling that Title VII’s protection against sex-based discrimination in the workplace applies to sexual orientation and[...]


Conducting Effective Layoffs

June 22nd, 2020

With funding cuts inevitable for the 2020-21 fiscal year, it may be necessary for schools to eliminate or combine positions and lay off staff members. The legal and[...]


MFA 2020 State Aid Note Program – Documents Now Available!

June 15th, 2020

The Michigan Finance Authority (MFA) 2020 state aid note program materials, including the loan application, cash flow form, instructions, and calendar, are now available on the MFA’s website[...]