News from Thrun Law

Sixth Circuit Orders Payment for Private School Placement

October 8th, 2018

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, whose decisions are binding in Michigan, recently ruled in favor of the parents of a special education student who privately placed[...]

Summer Tax Resolution Reminder

October 1st, 2018

Does your school currently have a summer tax levy of either 50% or 100%? Does your school wish to continue levying summer taxes for the 2019 tax year?[...]

Are Your Administrative Guidelines in Violation of the Open Meetings Act?

September 27th, 2018

One area commonly addressed by board policies and administrative guidelines is student discipline procedures, includ­ing suspension and expulsion hearings. Many schools, however, have administrative guidelines for student suspension[...]

Model Vaping Policy and Handbook Language Available

September 24th, 2018

Vaping, a phenomenon in which an individual uses an e-cigarette or other electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) device to inhale vapor, has surged in popularity among students in[...]

Guidance on School Race Diversity Rescinded

September 1st, 2018

On July 3, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education jointly released a new “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) withdrawing the following previously released guidance documents: December 2,[...]

New Child Care Center Staff Comprehensive Background Check Requirements

August 30th, 2018

Public Act 256 of 2017, effective March 28, 2018, amends many parts of the Child Care Organizations Act. One of the most signifi­cant changes is the new requirement[...]

Legislature Clarifies Permissible Scope of Energy Improvement Projects

July 23rd, 2018

Section 1274a of the Revised School Code authorizes schools to undertake energy improvement projects and finance them through a variety of meth­ods. Under Public Act 23 of 2017,[...]