News from Thrun Law


Keep Calm and Disclose: New Continuing Disclosure Requirements

March 4th, 2019

Effective February 27, 2019, SEC Rule 15c2-12 imposed new continuing disclosure requirements on bond issuers, including schools. A school will only need to comply with the new requirements[...]


OMA Basics: Notice, Enforcement, and New Legislation

February 25th, 2019

This month’s article on OMA Basics focuses on the notice requirements for regular, special, and emergency meetings, as well as the enforcement mech­anisms and penalties that accompany these[...]


New School Accountability System in the Pipeline

February 18th, 2019

Newly-enacted MCL 380.1280g requires MDE to create a public school accountability   system, which will be implemented beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The system will apply to all[...]


School Safety Legislation

February 11th, 2019

At the end of December, the Legislature enacted several laws aimed at making Michigan’s schools safer, including new sections of the Revised School Code (RSC) that require schools[...]


Paid Medical Leave Act and Minimum Wage Increase

February 4th, 2019

On December 13, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA), which replaces the Earned Sick Time Act. He also amended the Improved Workforce[...]


2019 Election Dates and Deadlines

January 21st, 2019

While school board elections take place on the even-year November election date, a district may place millage and bond propositions on the ballot on any of the three[...]


Michigan School Prevails in Expedited Due Process Hearing

January 14th, 2019

In a case handled by Thrun Law Firm, a Michigan Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recently ruled that a student’s disability did not cause her misconduct and that the[...]