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  • Emails between Board Members did not constitute “Ongoing” OMA Violation

    On September 8, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an opinion dismissing a complaint alleging that a Michigan school board violated the Michigan Open Meetings Act (OMA), MCL 15.261 et seq.  In Citizens for a Better Algonac Community Schools and Heidi Campbell v Algonac Community Schools, No. 326583 (Sept. 8, 2016), the board of The post Emails between Board Members did not constitute “Ongo...

Lusk & Albertson PLLC

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  • COA Holds Contract Repudiation Must Substantially Impact Bargaining Unit

    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed the Michigan Employment Relation Commission’s (MERC) holding that repudiation of a contract only occurs where the alleged action substantially impacts the bargaining unit as a whole.  In River Rouge Education Association v River Rouge School District, Case No. 326925 (September 1, 2016), the COA affirmed the MERC’s holding The post COA Holds Contract...

  • Detroit Students File Class Action Lawsuit Seeking “Right to Literacy”

    On September 13, 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in the federal district court of the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of seven students who attend Detroit public and charter schools claiming that their constitutional right to literacy has been violated.  The case was filed as a class action lawsuit, meaning that the The post Detroit Students File Class Action Lawsuit Seeking “Right t...

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  • Sixth Circuit Affirms Emergency Manager Law, For Now

    Michigan’s Emergency Manager law permits the Governor to temporarily appoint an Emergency Manager who has broad power to correct the fiscal affairs of financially ailing school districts and other local units of government.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which interprets federal law in Michigan, recently affirmed the dismissal of a variety of legal challenges The post Sixth Circuit Affirms E...

  • The Case of a Good Service Dog Gone Bad

    A federal district court in Pennsylvania recently addressed the case of a good service dog gone bad.  AP v Pennsbury School District, Case No. 16-2224 (August 26, 2016).  The service dog in question, a Labradoodle named Jeff, had been trained to detect low blood sugar for a diabetic elementary student (AP).  The school embraced Jeff The post The Case of a Good Service Dog Gone Bad appeared first o...

  • Sixth Circuit Decision Illustrates Difference between Poor Teaching and Liability

    We keep an eye on Sixth Circuit decisions, which establish federal law applicable to Michigan school districts.  The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in Gohl v Livonia Public Schools (Case No. 15-2301, September 8, 2016) illustrates the difference between poor teaching and liability under federal law.  Gohl involved a pre-school special education teacher.  The teacher had a documented The post Sixt...

  • OCR Tackles Web Accessibility Complaints

    Just when it seemed that OCR had its hands full directing districts on transgender students, a new issue has emerged on OCR’s radar in recent months. Spurred by close to 400 complaints filed by education advocate Marcie Lipsitt against public educational entities across the country, OCR has found itself tackling allegations that school district web The post OCR Tackles Web Accessibility Complaints...

  • NY District Court Decides Service Animals Issue

    The US District Court of the Western District of New York recently issued an opinion regarding a special education student’s service animal in United States v Gates-Chili Central Sch Dist, No 15-CV-6583-CJS (WDNY 2016).  The issue before the court was the school district’s rule that the student accompanied by a service dog must also bring to The post NY District Court Decides Service Animals Issue...

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