Risk and the need to manage it has always been a part of school life. No matter what type of school or organization you are a part of, if you make agreements or have contracts with anyone, you need to have a force majeure clause. When I talk to people about their contracts (such as … Continue reading School Risk and Force Majeure
It's been a while since we heard about #activeshooters in #schools. Unfortunately, as we reopen (which is good overall) there will be increases in school-based incidents. In fact, there have already been smaller-scale ones (https://lnkd.in/eucyYSe) Are schools safe? The answer is yes. If we look at the data, we will see that shootings occur and each of these … Continue reading Post COVID Lockdown: Active Shooters and Threat Assessment
Teachers, administrators, student affairs people, and others in education have experienced new types of stress during this pandemic. One form of stress that is new to educators of all types is “Zoom fatigue” and “COVID fog.” I know I have experienced both of these a few times! Some other stressors that may be going unrecognized … Continue reading Educators & Pandemics: Mental Health and Fatigue
During a few consulting and advising sessions, we have been recommended that clients include a “Use of Likeness” clause in their contracts, handbooks, enrollment agreements, etc. We crafted the one below and had it approved by legal counsel. This kind of waiver can save you a lot of headaches later on. Please note that depending … Continue reading Use of Likeness Clause Template
Below is a template that we created after researching several different formats of essential personnel letters. We provided this to several schools and it is free for you to use, just let us know who you are! Email email@example.com if you have any questions or need any assistance. LOGO/LETTERHEAD # 1 Month DD, YYYY SUBJECT: … Continue reading Template – Letter of Designation and Access for Essential Personnel | GoodIvy
Understanding the basics of risk management can help you both avoid as well as prepare for risks your business or campus may encounter, potentially saving you time and money. However, risk management can also have other important benefits such as enabling project success, improving communication, and benefiting the organizational culture. Below you will find some … Continue reading Risk Management 101: How to Get Started
The new Title IX guidance from the Department of Education is out. The document is over 2,000 pages long! We are taking a read and will send observations and thoughts as we get through it this week. Guidance PDF linked here - https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/titleix-regs-unofficial.pdf Summary PDF linked here - https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/titleix-summary.pdf
As you are considering accessing federal financial assistance for your school, it is important to understand that accepting government money comes with several significant compliance issues including Title IX, Title VI, Section 504, and other laws. Many schools are not ready for this change in compliance requirements.