Month

June 2019
Q:        The district received notification from a vendor of a potential cybersecurity breach involving confidential student information. Do we have a policy addressing next steps?  A:        Yes, look to policy CQ (LEGAL) and (LOCAL) for your district’s internal response procedures, as well as any provisions set forth in the data protection agreement with the vendor....
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Q:        After some severe weather, our facilities are in need of significant repairs, including roof patching, flooring replacement, etc. We have discussed the work with a local contractor, and he estimated the cost will be around $60,000. We are starting the competitive bidding process to select a contractor to perform all of the work. We’ve...
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Q:       We interviewed a candidate for a teaching position and it turns out she is the sister of a current school board member. May we hire the candidate if the school board has delegated all final hiring authority to the Superintendent?  A:        No, unless the school district is located wholly within a county with...
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Q:       This summer, my District would like to hire students to perform grounds work. Are there any restrictions to employing students in this capacity?   A:        Yes, there are restrictions depending upon the age of the student and the duties assigned.             Children 16 and 17 years old may perform any non-hazardous job responsibilities...
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