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KBS Charts: Guidance on UIL and Non-UIL Summer Training and Conditioning 

June 23, 2020

KBS Webinar: Back to Work Post-COVID

June 22, 2020

2020 Graduation Plans

May 10, 2020

Pursuant to the TEA and UIL guidance released regarding summer strength and conditioning for non-UIL and UIL student-athletes, the KBS attorneys have created a chart which outlines the mandatory, recommended and optional practices that your school should review and consider when developing your summer athletic procedures.

Access the Non-UIL Strength and Conditioning chart HERE.

Access the UIL Strength and Conditioning chart HERE.

KBS Partner, Kelli Karczewski, hosted a webinar with Region 7 discussing new laws and procedures related to employees coming back to work post-COVID closures.

Access the Re-Opening School Facilities Checklist HERE.

In our most recent Curbside Pickup, we break down for you the new requirements for 2020 graduation ceremonies rolled out by TEA on May 5, 2020. We also provide a summary of health and safety protocols applicable for student/parent visits to campuses to wrap of end-of-year tasks.

Access it HERE.

The Department of Labor published important rules, regulations and clarifications to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on April 1, 2020. We have summarized the most pertinent aspects of these (lengthy) rules and provided comment on their impact.

Access our summary HERE.

Summary of NEW Dept. of Labor FFCRA Rules

April 1, 2020

On April 1, 2020, Cory Rush, a Partner in our Houston office, conducted an informative webinar covering the new employee leave requirements in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Mr. Rush explained the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Expansion Acts and their significance to Texas school districts. He also tackled frequently asked questions from our clients and the practical impact on school operations.

Watch a free, full recording of the webinar HERE.
Access a copy of the presentation slides HERE.

Webinar Recording:

April 1, 2020

Special Education

March 27, 2020

Our latest Curbside Pickup delves into the topic of educating our special education population during COVID-19 closures, with a special look at holding virtual ARD meetings. We also updated our previously issued FAQ on special education and Section 504 issues while educating remotely.

Access it HERE

Updates from DOL on FFCRA

March 27, 2020

This important Curbside Pickup outlines MAJOR updates from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the new types of employee leave created under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Specific guidance is given regarding documentation of leave, interpretation of “telework” provisions and much more.

Access it HERE

More FFCRA & Personnel Issues

March 26, 2020

Check out this Curbside Pickup for more detailed information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act with freshly released guidance from the Department of Labor related to the new types of employee leave created by the FFCRA.

Access it HERE

FFCRA & Personnel Issues

March 23, 2020

In this Curbside Pickup, find an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed by Congress on March 28, 2020.

Access it HERE

Governor Guidance, Purchasing & FERPA

March 20, 2020

This Curbside Pickup provides the key takeaways from Governor Abbott’s Town Hall Meeting on March 19, 2020. We also provide a summary of guidance from FEMA related to procurement issues, and an FAQ from the feds on FERPA issues during COVID-19 school closures.

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Copyright, Elections, Special Ed & Purchasing

March 19, 2020

Our first jam-packed Curbside Pickup tackles issues related to copyright and virtual learning, trustee elections and special education. We also provide a breakdown on purchasing issues and electronic transactions which are more relevant than ever during COVID-19 closures.

Access it HERE