Month

July 2020
Q:        I have a teacher who has opted for her child to receive remote instruction rather than available in-person instruction. She is now asking for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and/or Expanded Family and Medical Leave. Is she eligible? A:        No. If the child’s school is offering in-person instruction, and the parent merely “elects” on-line instruction,...
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Q:        Our district is negotiating a contract for transportation services. The vendor has asked us to guarantee payment for a minimum number of 180 days of service. Under the contract, this guarantee payment would be owed to the vendor even if services are interrupted or not provided due to another COVID-19 district closure and the...
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Q:        I just received the written resignation of a high school science teacher who expressed to me that she had found another job in a neighboring district. Her job will be extremely hard to fill at this late stage of the summer. Can I refuse to accept the resignation? A:        Yes. You can decline to...
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Q:       A student has been hospitalized after becoming infected with COVID-19 while attending summer school at our District. The parent has threatened to sue if the District does not offer to pay for the student’s medical bills. Does the parent have any legal recourse against the District? A:        Probably not.  There is no viable...
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