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New Safety Drill Requirements

April 27th, 2014

 Governor Snyder recently signed Public Act 12 of 2014, which modifies the frequency and recording requirements for school safety drills. The Act amends Section 19 of the Fire[...]


Student Data Privacy Guidance Issued

April 14th, 2014

 The U.S. Department of Education recently issued guidelines for schools on the use, storage, and security of data generated by technology-related educational tools.  The guidelines are not binding[...]


2014 Thrun Client Seminars

April 8th, 2014

Thrun Law Firm will present its annual seminar for school administrators and board members on current developments in school law. The alternative dates and locations are: Wednesday, April[...]


Guidance for Counting FMLA Leave on Snow Days

March 31st, 2014

 As we anticipate the end of a historic Michigan winter, a refresher on properly counting and allocating FMLA leave in connection with snow days is in order. The[...]


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[...]