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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[...]

MDE Releases “Recovery Services” Guidance

August 10th, 2020

On July 7, 2020, the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education (MDE) issued Guidance to Address Foregone Learning for Students with IEPs as a Result of[...]

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[...]