Month

October 2019
Q:        I know there was a new law passed this legislative session prohibiting certain aversive techniques. I have teachers at the junior high that put kids in the hallway as a timeout. Is a teacher allowed to use timeout as an intervention in this way?   A:       Likely not.  House Bill 3630 prohibits the...
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Q:        A father of one of our students wants to chaperone his child’s field trip. The divorce decree says that the mother has custody during the week of the field trip. I heard there is a new law that says we must allow the father to chaperone, even though it is the mother’s custody...
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Q:       I noticed several provisions related to cybersecurity during the recent legislative session; is every district employee required to complete the referenced “cybersecurity training”? If not, how do we determine which employees must complete the training?   A:       No, not all employees must be trained. House Bill 3834 requires training only for employees...
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Q:       Whenever I send an email to my board members as a group, I have a practice of reminding them not to “Reply All” in order to avoid a walking quorum. Sometimes, one or two board members will forget and still select Reply All when responding. Should we be concerned with this practice if...
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