Welcome back, Readers! We took a week off for spring break, thinking that everyone would be back at school after that one week. Wrong. My last Daily Dawg post (March 13) informed you that I was headed to Washington D.C. for a family vacation. That didn’t happen. We had to cancel the trip, and now all of us are in the midst of a full blown mess.
On top of all of the logistical and practical problems you are encountering, there are also legal issues. They don’t go away just because we are having a health crisis. The attorneys in our firm have been working overtime getting ready to advise you on the host of issues that might arise. There are issues about:
*students issues such as attendance, credit, ADA funding, and screening for health problems;
*special education requirements and timelines;
*personnel issues, such as payment to at-will employees while school is closed;
*business issues, such as competitive procurement, and construction delays;
*governance issues such as emergency board meetings, virtual meetings, PIA timelines, and consideration of expansive authority for the superintendent.
We’ve been doing a lot of internal communication and briefing to be ready to help you with all of this. So don’t hesitate to call a Walsh Gallegos attorney with whatever legal issues you are concerned about. We can help.
Above all, we hope that you are well. Let’s hope this crisis brings out the better angels of our nature as we all support each other to maintain good health.
DAWG BONE: KEEP AN EYE ON T.E.A. AND YOUR E.S.C. FOR UPDATES. THINGS ARE CHANGING BY THE HOUR.
Tomorrow: Does your school have a PRC?