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.


Scams seeking sensitive personal information seem to be constant in our country.  Emails from supposed Nigerian princes, phone calls on behalf of loved ones allegedly in jail and needing bail money, and other outlandish attempts to separate us from our money have become just another part of daily life.  But subtler scams are commonplace as
Corporate behemoth Amazon has been throwing its weight around in the state of Washington.  On Tuesday, a bill passed the Washington Senate, intended to partially prohibit non‑compete clauses.  Such clauses are common in the tech world and other employment areas, and they stop employees from working for competitors or starting competitive businesses for an agreed‑upon
Former Public-School HR Director Cynthia Marchese to Lead Program to Support HR Needs of School Districts Lusk Albertson, a Michigan-based education law firm, announced today the launch of LA Human Resources Services. The service is designed to provide school leaders with human resources expertise specific to the unique issues confronted by school districts at a

Get to Know: Cynthia Marchese

Hometown: Sanford, MI Hobbies: Traveling, exploring new places, and running Favorite Movie: Ghost Busters Favorite Places You’ve Traveled: Vermont, London and Chicago One item on your “bucket list”:  Vacation to Turks and Caicos Favorite Candy Bar:  All of them…I am a junk food junkie First Car: 1991 Chevy Corsica – Gray First Concert Attended: Third Eye


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