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Feds Release Controversial Guidance on Equitable Services for Non-Public Schools

July 6th, 2020

The CARES Act, a federal economic stimulus package enacted in response to COVID-19, allocated $30.75 billion in emergency relief funds for schools. On April 29, 2020, the U.S.[...]


U.S. Supreme Court: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

June 26th, 2020

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, ruling that Title VII’s protection against sex-based discrimination in the workplace applies to sexual orientation and[...]


Conducting Effective Layoffs

June 22nd, 2020

With funding cuts inevitable for the 2020-21 fiscal year, it may be necessary for schools to eliminate or combine positions and lay off staff members. The legal and[...]


MFA 2020 State Aid Note Program – Documents Now Available!

June 15th, 2020

The Michigan Finance Authority (MFA) 2020 state aid note program materials, including the loan application, cash flow form, instructions, and calendar, are now available on the MFA’s website[...]


Don’t Forget About Reasonable Assurance

June 8th, 2020

Given the present circumstances, it may be easy to forget to provide employees “reasonable assurance” for a job in the 2020-21 school year. Under the Michigan Employment Security[...]


Big Changes for K-12 Schools in New Title IX Regulations

May 30th, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released long-awaited new regulations implementing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex-based educational discrimination in schools receiving federal[...]


Legislation Approves Use of Lockdown Devices

May 25th, 2020

Governor Whitmer signed into law Public Act 45 of 2020, effective June 1, 2020, which amends the Con­struction of School Buildings Act to permit a temporary door locking[...]