News from Thrun Law


“Prom-blems” Abound: A Primer

March 29th, 2019

Prom season is upon us — along with a slew of potential legal landmines. Below are best practices for navigating some common issues. Attendance There is no constitutional[...]


Arbitrator: MESSA Cannot Unilaterally Change Medical Benefit Coverage Year

March 25th, 2019

In a case handled by Thrun Law Firm, an arbitrator recently found that the Bay City Education Associa­tion’s attempt to unilaterally change its medical benefit coverage year from[...]


FOIA Amendments

March 18th, 2019

The Michigan Legislature recently amended Sections 3 and 4 of FOIA, requiring additional infor­mation from requesters and providing a deadline for deposit fees. FOIA requests now must contain[...]


Paid Medical Leave Act: Update and Clarification

March 11th, 2019

As highlighted in the January 31, 2019 edition of School Law Notes, the PMLA becomes effective March 29, 2019. This article will provide additional information and clarification regarding the[...]


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[...]