United States Department of Education Announces Rescission and Replacement of 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

by Betsey Mooney On Friday, October 9, 2020, the United States Department of Education announced the rescission and replacement of the 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (the “2016 Handbook”). In its announcement, the Department asserted the 2016 Handbook and its predecessors had improperly created additional requirements and expanded the scope of the Clery Act and its accompanying regulations, providing guidance that was “unnecessarily voluminous.”  In response to these concerns, and in keeping with Executive Order 13891 (stating

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Coronavirus Pandemic Planning in Missouri – Holding Legally Compliant Board Meetings

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Coronavirus Pandemic Planning: Holding Legally Compliant Board Meetings During this Time of Uncertainty

Below, we are listing answers or guidance we are providing in response to questions we have received relating to holding board meetings during this time of uncertainty. As time progresses, we will continue to provide updates or amended guidance, where necessary.

Can we hold a meeting without having anyone physically attend the meeting? Yes. However, the manner in

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U.S. Department of Education Releases New Proposed Rule Regarding Faith-Based Institutions

by Betsey Mooney and Kate Nash On Wednesday, January 16, 2020, the Department of Education published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the eligibility of faith-based institutions for departmental grants.   This proposed rule is the official document outlining the agency’s plan to revise its current regulations.   Following its publication in the Federal Register, a thirty-day period opens in which members of the public may submit comments on the proposed revisions.   The comments are made available for the

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Tueth Keeney Attorneys Join ROE 13 Presenting Administrator Academy #686

Tueth Keeney attorneys join Regional Office of Education #13 (“ROE 13”) presenting Administrator Academy #686: Legal Implications of the Use of Technology in the School District.   Merry Rhoades, Shane Jones, Adam Henningsen, and Elizabeth Kelly will discuss the legal implications related to the use of technology in schools by students and employees.   Topics to be discussed will include how courts address technology in the school environment, particularly under the First and Fourth Amendment to

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