Month: April 2020

Teachers’ Unions Threaten Strikes Over Reopening Schools

From an April 28 article in Politico: The nation’s two biggest teachers unions say they would consider strikes or major protests if schools reopen without the proper safety measures in place or against the advice of medical experts — raising the possibility of yet more school disruptions.  

Governor Polis Issues “Safer at Home” Executive Order

Governor Polis has issued a new executive order (see here) outlining his new “safer at home” initiative.   Key text for schools: Pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 041, normal in-person instruction at all P-12 schools in Colorado will be suspended until the scheduled end of the 2019-2020 regular school year. P-12 schools and school districts …

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More on Paycheck Protection Loans

This article highlights the issues I have raised in previous posts.  Harvard has $41 billion dollars in the bank.  Yet it got an $8 million loan.  They are getting blasted on the PR front (for good reason I think).  There are also possible criminal ramifications.  Here is what every loan applicant certifies: “Current economic uncertainty …

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Guidance Regarding eFMLA Legislation

Colorado Charter School

CSI has published this helpful data regarding the new eFMLA legislation.  See here. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) passed on March 18th and contains many new requirements for employers. It applies to all governmental entities, regardless of size, including charter schools. The new law takes effect on April 2, 2020 and will …

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Board Meetings During the Pandemic

Online Board Meeting

The Open Meetings Act does not contemplate an exception for exigent circumstances like the ones we have now.  I am not aware of any movement in the General Assembly to address this issue legislatively.  That said, I don’t think schools are entirely without options.  As for board members themselves, it is a fairly common practice …

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