Now that the session is over, we can finally finish sifting through all the new and changed laws that will affect our schools. I’ve compiled a spreadsheet of bills that passed, with a brief summary of each. It’s available to our members; simply and click on the Documents tab. I’ve made it interactive so that if you’d like to see the actual legislation being referenced, you can just hover over the bill number and a hyperlink will pop up which will take you right to the bill. Please keep in mind that the list is not exhaustive and may not reflect every single education-related bill that passed.
Also in the documents folder is a list of bills grouped by topic that might be helpful to you. They are clickable as well.
Hope you’re all enjoying summer and getting some much-needed relaxation from the daily grind!
Recently at a school lawyers’ conference, the topic of school website accessibility compliance was discussed. To be honest, I hadn’t had previous occasion to think about this. In case you haven’t either, you should be aware that the protections afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extend to websites.
As you think about your to-do list for the beginning of next school year, please ensure your employees—all of them, whether administrators, teachers or support staff—are furnished with any and all employment-related materials when they report for duty.
I’m excited to announce that we have launched a new website. This is a project that has been a long time in the making, but I think that you’ll be able to get a lot out of it at your school or district.
What does the comparison of State Aid allocations from last year to this say about our finances?