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
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
By Eesha Kashif It is clear that for the past few months, schools and universities have been deeply uncertain regarding the course of action they are to take regarding their fall 2020 reopening plans. While some colleges announced that they had no intent to resume in-person classes for fall 2020 and were going to continue … Continue reading Residence Halls Are Open! Sort Of… A Tale of a Liberal Arts University in New England
Many aspects of student life will look and feel very different during this academic year. One very important aspect that campus and system leaders must scrutinize carefully is campus dining. Before considering the details of how to manage the dining services, campuses need to investigate if their dining operations fall under the education guidance, health … Continue reading School Dining Services During COVID-19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
There are lots of places to go for guidance and information for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Here is a great video of an expert panel at NAIS discussing legal and risk management aspects. NAIS Panel on COVID-19NAIS Website with Resources and Guidance Reach out to us if you need any help planning or organizing a response.