Month

February 2021
Q:       In response to winter storm that recently impacted Texas, my district closed for 5 days and offered virtual instruction for 2 days the following week. Can I pay all employees during the period of closure—what about the virtual instruction days? A:        Yes. The Board of Trustees can adopt a resolution that it...
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Q:        A teacher on our elementary campus tested positive for COVID-19. During our contract tracing process, one employee who was in close contact with the teacher notified us that she is fully vaccinated. Does the vaccinated employee still need to quarantine?  A:        No. The CDC recently released guidance providing that individuals who have been fully...
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Q:       More virtual students are returning to campus who don’t understand our neutral face mask policy. Yesterday a student wore a mask with a “Black Lives Matter” slogan. He was provided an alternative, but the parent complained. Can the district ban face masks with images, words, or political slogans? A:        Yes. Generally speaking,...
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Q:        Our success rate for virtual learners continues to decline. Can a student’s inability to access virtual learning, unrelated to technological barriers, trigger the District’s child find duty?  A:         Yes. Educators play a key role in the child find process, as they are often the first to notice signs that a student is...
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