Month

August 2019
Q:       Some of our Board members communicate with the superintendent and administrative staff via text messaging from their personal device. Most of the communications are not related to District business, but recently the superintendent and one Board member had a lengthy texting exchange regarding an upcoming agenda item. Do the Board members and superintendent...
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Q:        An employee with a concealed handgun license informed the campus principal that he will be carrying his handgun in his car and in the school building “as provided for in the new laws.” Does recent legislation allow him to do so? A:        Yes and No. House Bill 1143 and 1791 outlined new measures related...
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Q:        I am in the process of reviewing our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) in preparation for the upcoming school year. Are there any new provisions that we should include resulting from the recent legislative session?  A:        Yes! Senate Bill 11 outlined new measures for school safety and mental health promotion in public schools, and included...
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Q:        We’re gearing up for fall athletics and the start of the new school year. Are there any legislative updates pertaining to student-athletes we need to know about before our kids return? A:        Yes, there are two noteworthy pieces of legislation you should be aware of: (1) House Bill 961, which expands the authority of...
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Q:       We have an employee who suffered a work-related-injury but has yet to return to work. We need to fill this position. Are we able to rightfully terminate this employee? A:       Yes, as long as the employee has exhausted all leave and the termination is a business decision and not in retaliation for...
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