Data Practices Roundup: Keeping Tabs on Recent Advisory Opinions

Advisory Opinions from the Data Practices Office (DPO) of the Minnesota Department of Administration are not legally binding, but compliance with an Advisory Opinion...

The Wheels on the Bus Go ‘Round and ‘Round a District’s...

In late July 2020, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed the Minnesota U.S. District Court, and held that the Individuals with...

Autumn Leaves: What Options Are Available to Employees as Schools Return?

As many school districts prepare to return to some form of hybrid or in-person learning this fall, many employees are already expressing concerns and...

The Risk of “Reply All”: Emails, Text Messages, and the...

As the use of electronic communications escalates, all school leaders—superintendents, administrators and board members alike—must consider the legal implications of sending emails or text...

Cybersecurity While Social Distancing: Criminals Can Work Remotely, Too

No good cybersecurity article will omit the following quote from Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI, in a speech given at a cybersecurity...