News from Thrun Law

New Budget Transparency Guidance

September 15th, 2014

On July 24, 2014, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) issued revised guidance on budget transparency to include changes required by the fiscal year 2014-15 Educa­tion Omnibus Appropriation[...]

REMINDER: Report Safety Drills to County Emergency Management Coordinator by September 15, 2014

September 8th, 2014

As we reported in the March 27, 2014 edition of School Law Notes, Public Act 12 of 2014 (the “Act”) modified the frequency and recording requirements of Michigan school safety[...]

Legislature Adopts State School Aid Budget

August 27th, 2014

On June 24, 2014, Governor Synder signed the State School Aid Budget (2014 PA 196), which increases funding for the state’s K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities. For[...]

Reminder: The Revised School Code Prohibits the Use of Performance Enhancing Substances

August 3rd, 2014

As a new school year approaches and students begin participating in interscholastic athletics, it is important to emphasize that the Revised School Code prohibits the use of performance-enhancing[...]

Beware of the Fine Print: The Dangers of Equipment Financing

August 2nd, 2014

Vendors may offer seemingly simple financing packages to assist school districts in acquiring buses, copiers, technology, or other school equipment. We recommend that our clients not use the[...]

OCR on Closure of Special Education Programs

July 24th, 2014

As the school year comes to a close, many school officials must unfortunately consider program clo­sures for the 2014-2015 school year.  You are reminded that great care must[...]

Elective Abortion Insurance “Opt-Out” Act’s Impact on School Districts

July 9th, 2014

Many school districts were recently notified by their health insurance providers of the need to opt in or out of “elective” abortion coverage. These notices were sent by[...]