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Are Your School’s Collective Bargaining Agreements and Employee Contracts Current?

March 15th, 2021

Have the collective bargaining agreements with your school’s labor unions been reviewed recently? Are they consistent with recent legal changes with respect to the school calendar, prohibited bargaining[...]


Title IX Investigator Workshop

March 8th, 2021

On August 14, 2020, new Title IX regulations went into effect, significantly changing schools’ obligations when addressing sex-based harassment and discrimi­nation complaints. Those regulations include a sweep­ing overhaul[...]


Extended School Year in the COVID-19 Era

February 26th, 2021

Eligibility for extended school year (ESY) services for students with disabilities is likely to be a topic of significant discussion in many IEP Team meetings. But IEP Teams[...]


Student Safety Zone” Repealed by Amendments to Sex Offenders Registration Act

February 22nd, 2021

Public Act 295 of 2020, effective March 24, 2021, amends parts of the Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA). Most significantly for schools, the amendments eliminate the “student safety[...]


School Boards Must Hold Meetings Electronically Through February 21st

February 15th, 2021

On January 22, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an order effectively extending the indoor gathering limitations through February 21, 2021. Although the order[...]


February 10th Is Spring Count Day

February 8th, 2021

The State School Aid Act requires two student count days each school year to determine the school’s amount of state aid. Those student count days are the first[...]


EEOC Updates FAQs on COVID-19 Topics, Including Mandatory Vaccinations

January 28th, 2021

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its FAQs about various equal employment opportunity laws and COVID-19. The guidance is available at: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws. The[...]