News from Thrun Law


Administrator Nonrenewal Timelines

February 22nd, 2018

Boards planning to nonrenew an administrator’s employment contract must take steps to comply with the timelines and proce­dural requirements in Section 1229 of the Revised School Code. Failure[...]


Department of Labor (Finally) Provides Guidance on Non-Staff Athletic Coaches

February 19th, 2018

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued an opinion letter from January 15, 2009 that it had previously withdrawn. The reissued opinion letter provides guidance[...]


California Court Supports Student’s Right to Kneel During the National Anthem

February 5th, 2018

A California federal court recently granted a student’s motion for preliminary injunction, holding that the student athlete was entitled to kneel during the playing of the national anthem[...]


2018 Election Dates and Deadlines

January 15th, 2018

While school board elections take place on the even-year November election date, a school district may place millage and bond propositions on the ballot on any of the[...]


NSBA Taps Thrun Attorneys for Special Education Expertise

January 1st, 2018

The National School Boards Association recently invited Thrun Law Firm attorneys to write an amicus or “friend of the court” brief (a brief filed by a non-party that[...]


Legislature Amends Seclusion and Restraint Laws

December 21st, 2017

The Michigan Legislature recently passed HB 5126 amending the definition of “school personnel” as it applies to Revised School Code Sections 1307-1307h, which address the use of emergency[...]


Our Gift to You Is Holiday Guidance

November 13th, 2017

When Andy Williams sang “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” he clearly was not singing to school administrators! The next couple of months can be stressful[...]