One hundred eighty-five education bills were filed during the 93rd General Assembly’s 2021 Regular Session. Download APSRC’s 2021 Legislative Summary to review a list of the K-12 education-related acts passed during the session.
The secretary of education and the Office for Civil Rights have issued new regulations that were developed to ensure due process rights for students who report sexual harassment and for those accused of it. Under the federal rules, “sexual harassment” includes conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following categories; quid pro quo sexual harassment, hostile environments; sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. A recent Supreme Court decision that could impact this policy defined “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.
There are provisions specifically stated in the regulations that must now be in the school policy. Schools need to review their current policies and ensure they are substantially in compliance with this draft policy to ensure they are prepared to prevent, respond to, investigate, and address sexual harassment.
Considering solar service for your school? APSRC announces the publication of our guide “Schools and Solar Services Agreements: Relevant Questions and Considerations” that includes important information and useful tips regarding solar service contracts.
The guide includes information on the bidding process, contract negotiation, budget considerations and more.