News from Thrun Law


Parent Communication Plan Does Not Violate First Amendment

March 9th, 2020

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a school’s communication plan, restricting a parent’s communications with school staff to biweekly in-person meetings with two administra­tors, did[...]


Administrator Nonrenewal Timeline

March 2nd, 2020

Boards planning to nonrenew an administrator’s employment contract must comply with the timelines and procedural requirements in Revised School Code Section 1229. We recommend starting the statutory nonrenewal[...]


Thrun Accepting Orders for Policy Manual

February 27th, 2020

As reported in last month’s School Law Notes, the Thrun Policy Manual is now available to order. Our policies are designed to be legally compliant and provide school[...]


Student Use of CBD Oil: Practical Tips

February 10th, 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound in the cannabis sativa plant, from which both marijuana and hemp are derived. Tetrahy­drocannabinol (THC), another compound of the canna­bis[...]


School Board Recognition Month

January 30th, 2020

January is School Board Recognition Month. Thrun Law Firm has had the privilege of working with Michigan school boards since 1946. We recognize your commitment, dedication, and passion.[...]


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[...]