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COVID-19 Charter Schools Navigate Economic Fallout With Help From SBA

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act, which provides $2 trillion in economic relief.  $349 billion of that relief package has been allocated to the Small Business Association (SBA) to support “Paycheck Protection Program” Loans (PPP Loans). These low-interest loans are partially forgivable to the extent they are used to retain employees […]


COVID-19 Guidance for Emergency Conditions Teleconferences Under the Open Meetings Laws

Under the current “emergency conditions” related to COVID-19, charter schools may conduct board meetings (or committee meetings) via teleconference.  The requirements (contained in OCGA 150-14-1(g)) are as follows: That there is a situation involving “public safety or the preservation of property or public services.”  The current situation qualifies. You should provide notice through the following […]


Quick Action Leads to TRO and Injunction on Behalf of School

When Furtah Prep received news less than a week before its boys’ basketball team was set to begin tournament play that the team would be suspended due to an unexplained rules’ violation, the school gave Krevolin & Horst partner Joyce Gist Lewis a call. Acting quickly, Joyce and associate Barclay Hendrix investigated and determined that […]


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