A district asks for clarification on providing virtual services to students during the coronavirus closure when not all students have internet access.
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Must educational institutions who move forward with “continuity of education” plans during the coronavirus closure monitor virtual or packet-based special education instruction?
Should virtual teacher/student contact during the coronavirus closure, such as one-on-one instruction or wellness checks, be recorded and retained as an education record?
As schools begin to ramp up plans for remote instruction during the coronavirus school closures, the firm discusses the interplay of both existing and new leave laws.
Coronavirus and Schools:Letters to Parents Concerning Special Education During the COVID-19 Closures
A district asks for clarification on the procedure for notifying parents of its continuity of education plans during the coronavirus closure.
The firm reviews gifted and 504 obligations during the coronavirus school closures.
The firm offers feedback on the provision of related services in an IEP while schools are closed due to coronavirus.
The firm reviews an intermediate unit's draft of a letter to parents concerning special education during the coronavirus closure.
The firm provides some labor-related interpretation of the coronavirus inspired Pennsylvania Senate Bill 751 and the CARES Act.
Coronavirus and Schools: Synchronous/Asynchronous Virtual Instruction - FERPA/Copyright Implications
Does the use of online learning hubs such as Zoom during the coronavirus closure have FERPA or copyright implications?