Month

May 2019
Q:        A distinguished community member is interested in teaching a CTE course in our Career Readiness Program. He would be a great addition to our team and asset for our high school students. Upon reviewing his credentials, however, we discovered that he does not have a bachelor’s degree. Are we able to hire him?  A:       ...
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Q:        A teacher is going on maternity leave with two weeks left in the school year. She will be starting FMLA leave when she goes out. She wants to take the rest of her FMLA leave (the remaining 10 weeks) at the beginning of the next school year. Can she?  A:        Yes. The Family...
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Q:       Some non-school sports organizations have approached the district about using the high school sports facilities for summer recreational leagues, including the outdoor football field and track, outdoor tennis courts, and the indoor basketball courts. May we allow these organizations to use our sports facilities, and may we charge them a fee for their...
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Q:       We received a subpoena for records from an attorney representing a former teacher who was fired for insubordination; some of the responsive documents, such as emails, include personally identifiable student information. Do we release the student information since it is contained within the responsive documentation?  A:        No, not right away. Before releasing...
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Q:        I have a teacher on a probationary contract (new to the District) who has struggled with classroom management this year. After Spring Break, I put her on notice that I was holding her contract and would not be recommending renewal to the Board. She has since gone on maternity leave under the Family Medical...
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