From Your Counsel, 2017
What If My School District Runs Out of Money?
Originally printing in the February 2017 issue of The Education Focus.
With the current climate of sparse education funding becoming a stark reality year after year, many questions arise as to what will happen to an employee’s pay if a school district either runs short of money during the fiscal year, or runs out of money before the end of the current fiscal year. There are several remedies available to address either scenario. Full article.
When does a fraction equal a whole?
Originally printing in the December/January 2016-17 issue of The Education Focus.
Rule changes adopted by the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System (TRS) in 2013 created some unintended – and unfair – consequences for people who didn’t work a full school year as defined by the system. Fortunately, an amendment to the rules earlier this year has put some logic back into the calculation and education employees are benefiting when it comes to retirement. Full article
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