News from Thrun Law


Open Meetings Act Website Notice Requirement

March 11th, 2014

School officials are reminded that, in December 2012, the Michigan Legislature amended the Open Meetings Act to add a website notice requirement for special and rescheduled regular board[...]


Snow Days and State Aid

February 27th, 2014

   Poor road conditions and brutal cold have caused many school administrators to cancel an inordinate number of school days, raising concerns about satisfying the State School Aid[...]


MERC Upholds Unilateral Imposition of Insurance Cap

February 11th, 2014

On January 21, 2014, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (“MERC”) upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s Decision and Recommended Order finding that school districts have the right to impose[...]


Wishing Patrick Berardo, Joe Mosier, and Donald Bonato a Happy Retirement!

January 20th, 2014

It is difficult to say farewell to three senior partners who have significantly and positively contributed to public education law in Michigan over the past four decades and[...]


Michigan State Police Announce Significant Changes to Criminal Background Check Procedures for Contracted Services Providers

January 9th, 2014

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Criminal Justice Information Center has issued an updated Guidance for Michigan Schools and Their Partners on Conducting Criminal Background Checks. This Guidance became effective[...]


Final Reminder: Annual Audits and Qualifying Statements Must Be Filed by December 31

December 19th, 2013

The December 31 deadline for filing annual audits and qualifying statements is fast approaching. School officials should take the necessary steps to ensure that audits are filed with[...]


Thrun Law Firm Supports Troops!

December 4th, 2013

As part of Thrun Law Firm’s Holiday Outreach we have adopted a platoon of soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Afghanistan. The holidays can be an[...]