Month

August 2020
Q:        We’re right in the path of Hurricane Laura. If one or more of our buildings gets damaged and we need to act quickly to make decisions concerning school operations, can we hold an emergency board meeting without posting 72-hour notice?     A:        Yes. If a situation arises constituting an emergency or urgent...
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Q:       We are transitioning into the first four weeks of the school year by providing virtual instruction to all of our ISD students. Does this remote instruction satisfy a special education student’s homebound placement? A:        No. Homebound services refer to an educational placement at home or in a hospital when such placement is...
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Q:       Our district is concerned about students’ privacy given the increase in virtual learning and utilization of third-party vendors in light of COVID-19. Is our district permitted to disclose personally identifiable information of students’ education records to third-party vendors, such as Clever?   A:        Yes, third-party vendors, like Clever, are permitted to obtain personally...
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Q:        Our district is soon reopening for in-person, classroom instruction. One of our teachers has submitted an accommodation request to work from home because her husband has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”) and would be considered a high-risk patient if he contracted COVID-19. Our teacher is worried she might contract COVID-19 at school and...
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