Month

February 2022
Q:        We recently learned that a neighboring school district is under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights for accessibility issues with the school district’s website. One item that was mentioned was closed captioning for video and audio publications. Are school districts required to include closed captioning for board meeting videos published online?  ...
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Q:      As we move closer to the March 1, 2022 primary election and the May 7, 2022 Uniform Election Date, we have received several questions from teachers and other staff members who want to be politically active, but need clarification of the rules. Are there restrictions specific to school district employees when it comes to political...
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Q:        Given last week’s weather forecast, our District decided to close on Friday to avoid having students, employees, and buses on icy roads and bridges. We did not require teachers to work remotely, and no auxiliary staff were required to come in. Is there anything I need to do to ensure that all employees are paid for...
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Q:        Our District has not yet updated our construction procurement documents to reflect changes from the 87th Regular Legislative session. Is this something we need to do?  A:        Yes. Specifically, House Bill 2581 requires school districts to include new information in their procurement solicitations when awarding construction contracts and creates new obligations for transparency to...
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