COVID-19 Ref Desk

KBS Reference Desk
COVID-19 Edition

We have compiled all our recent blog posts related to COVID-19 issues for schools. Each post is organized in a Q&A-style format and
addresses a “hot topic” in the ever-changing landscape of school operations during the Coronavirus pandemic.


  • KBS Reference Desk: New Stay-at-Home Protocols

    December 18, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Vaccine as a Requirement for School Attendance

    December 11, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Campus Closure due to COVID-19 and Funding

    December 4, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Nonexempt Volunteer Work

    November 20, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Discontinue Virtual Learning

    October 30, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Emergency Safety Drills

    October 16, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Requests for Homebound Instruction During COVID-19

    October 9, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Mask Exception

    October 2, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: UIL Football Streaming

    September 25, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Eligible Expenses Under the Coronavirus Relief Fund

    September 18, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Confidentiality and the ADA

    September 11, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Threat Assessment

    September 4, 2020

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  • KBS Reference Desk: Homebound Services

    August 21, 2020

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  • COVID-19 Student Privacy and Virtual Learning

    August 14, 2020

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  • ADA Accommodations Based on Family Member’s Disability

    August 7, 2020

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  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave

    July 31, 2020

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  • Payment Guarantee Requests Due to COVID-19

    July 24, 2020

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  • Claims for COVID Exposure at School

    July 10, 2020

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  • Non-UIL Strength Training and Conditioning Guidance

    June 26, 2020

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  • ESY Services for Students with Disabilities

    June 12, 2020

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  • PIA Requests – Calculation of Business Days and COVID-19

    June 5, 2020

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  • Modified Academic Calendar and Modified Penalty-Free Resignation Deadline

    May 29, 2020

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  • Summer School

    May 22, 2020

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  • Employee Medical Screenings & 4th Amendment Rights

    May 8, 2020

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  • DAEP & COVID-19

    May 1, 2020

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  • Employee Leave During Closures

    April 24, 2020

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  • Unemployment During COVID-19

    April 17, 2020

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  • Intermittent Leave Under the FFCRA

    April 10, 2020

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  • COVID-19 and the TPIA

    April 3, 2020

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  • Force Majeure Contract Provisions & COVID-19

    March 27, 2020

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  • Virtual Instruction & Copyright Compliance

    March 20, 2020

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  • Requests for Health Information & FERPA Concerns

    March 13, 2020

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