Notwithstanding some tendencies and practices to the contrary (not within your district, of course), the Michigan Open Meetings Act does not authorize a board of education to meet in closed session whenever a “personnel matter” is to be considered. This catch-all phrase is simply not found within the text of the OMA.


A transgender high school student in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has cemented a victory he achieved in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals last year.  Ashton “Ash” Whitaker’s case, which involved a dispute over transgender bathroom rights, will not go before the Supreme Court of the United States. Ash is a biological female who, in eighth grade,
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently reissued an opinion letter related to application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to community members who coach athletic teams at public schools.  The letter was originally issued on January 15, 2009, in the waning days of the Bush administration, and the Obama administration withdrew the guidance
Chalk up a win for Hamtramck Public Schools (HPS) – albeit a narrower one than the school district might have liked. In the recent case of Harrison v Hamtramck Pub Schs, several former custodial staff members at HPS filed a claim based on alleged breaches of contract and the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA).  The

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Welcome back.  We trust you had a nice holiday break and we’re looking forward to working with you in 2018.  We’re taking this opportunity to introduce or re-acquaint you with our LA School Policy Services™ and LA Human Resources Services.™ The LA School Policy Services™ takes a common sense approach to school district policies and


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