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State Superintendent Clarifies Face-Covering Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

November 16th, 2020

As noted in the previous article, on September 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights provided guidance on face-covering require­ments for students with disabilities.[...]

USDOE Issues COVID-Specific Guidance Documents on IDEA Part B Services and Other Special Education Matters

November 9th, 2020

On September 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued two Q&A guidance docu­ments on commonly asked special education and Section 504 questions in light of COVID-19.[...]

School Budget Legislation Signed into Law

October 30th, 2020

On September 30, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed into law Public Act 165, amending the State School Aid Act (SSAA). Our Sep­tember 30, 2020 E-Blast explained certain urgent aspects[...]

Summer Tax Resolution Reminder

October 26th, 2020

Revised School Code Section 1613 allows a school district or ISD to authorize local taxing jurisdictions to levy half or all school taxes on July 1 by filing[...]

Transgender Student Update: Federal Court Decisions and Agency Guidance

October 19th, 2020

In our June 25, 2020 School Law Notes, we addressed the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) “Letter of Impending Enforcement Action” issued against the[...]

EEOC Updates ADA Guidance On Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

October 12th, 2020

On September 8, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its FAQs on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and COVID-19. The guidance addresses topics such as[...]

MDE-OSE Issues Special Education Return-to-School Guidance

October 5th, 2020

On August 26, 2020, MDE’s Office of Special Education (MDE-OSE) released return-to-school guidance (Guidance), which is available here: This long-awaited Guidance addresses “special education priority topics” for[...]