Month

March 2022
Q:         I have several students who contracted COVID in mid-2021. Their parents have shared with teachers and campus principals that since contracting COVID, their children still experience symptoms of fatigue, mood changes, and difficulty concentrating. Do these children need to be referred for special education and related services?  A:         Yes. If a child is experiencing...
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Q:        We discovered that one of our teachers was recently charged with a crime, and we would like to initiate the termination process. Does a criminal charge constitute good cause supporting the termination of a term contract?  A:        Generally, a criminal charge alone will not constitute good cause supporting the termination of a...
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Q: I’m a board member and my husband’s niece has applied for a teaching position for next school year. Can the district hire her?    A: Yes, because the applicant is the board member’s niece by marriage, the relation is of the third degree by affinity, and therefore, not governed by the nepotism prohibition found in...
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Q:        I heard that the State Board of Education (SBOE) updated its rules recently regarding contract abandonment. Is it true that an educator can escape penalty if s/he believes they were granted permission to resign?  A:        Yes. The SBOE adopted proposed rules at its January meeting to amend the definition of “good cause” to now...
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