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John Hooks, Jim Keith, Elizabeth Lee Maron and KaShonda Day of Adams and Reese’s Education Law Team share best practices for school administrators to address rapidly evolving issues with school districts in the midst of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Topics covered include:

  • Update on recent state legislation, Governor’s orders, and MDE decisions and guidance 
  • Personnel challenges, including content and status of the administrative leave bill, contracts for next year, and non-renewals 
  • Personnel challenges, including “administrative leave” permitted by the legislature, contracts for next year, and non-renewals
  • Considerations regarding the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Working remotely and implications for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as notifying insurance and workers’ compensation carriers
  • Vendor contracts such as transportation and food services
  • Summary of Special Education guidance from the Mississippi Department of Education