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School District Labor and Employment Related Legislative and Regulatory Changes

This update of school district labor and employment related legislative changes is issued by Kronick as part of a series of Legal Alerts about new education related laws from this latest 2014 legislative session. All laws...more

12/15/2014 - Education Reform Hiring & Firing Legislative Agendas School Districts

Student Health & Safety and Discipline Related Legislative Changes

This update of student health & safety and discipline related legislative changes is issued by Kronick as part of a series of Legal Alerts about new education related laws from this latest 2014 legislative session. All laws...more

11/20/2014 - Bullying Football Medical Devices New Legislation Pending Legislation Pesticides Privacy Laws Public Schools Social Media Policy

Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training Will Be Mandatory Starting January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, AB 1432 requires school districts, county offices of education, state special schools and diagnostic centers operated by the State Department of Education, and charter schools to provide annual...more

11/19/2014 - Charter Schools Child Abuse Department of Education Public Schools Reporting Requirements School Districts

Reminder About Proposition 39 Charter School Facilities Process Deadlines

The deadline for a charter school to submit its request for Proposition 39 ("Prop. 39") charter facilities from a school district for 2015-2016 was November 1, 2014. If you timely received a Prop. 39 request from a charter...more

11/7/2014 - Charter Schools Deadlines Proposition 39 School Districts

Public Records Act Did Not Require School District To Produce Student Academic Growth Over Time Scores That Identified Individual...

The California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles Unified School District v.The Superior Court of Los Angeles County (July 23, 2014) 2014 WL 3615855, --- Cal.App.4th ---, recently held that unredacted academic growth over time...more

8/5/2014 - Public Records Public Records Act Student Records

Chartering Authority Must Make Findings Supported by Substantial Evidence Showing it Considered Increases in Academic Achievement...

In American Indian Model Schools v. Oakland Unified School District (June 23, 2014, 139652) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the California Court of Appeal recently clarified a charter school may not be revoked unless there is...more

7/1/2014 - Charter Schools Injunctions School Districts

The Constitutional Rights of Students Wearing American Flag Shirts on Cinco de Mayo Were Not Violated When They Were Required to...

On Cinco de Mayo 2010, when school officials at a California high school became aware of a potential altercation between two groups of students, they asked the students wearing shirts bearing images of the American flag to...more

3/7/2014 - Due Process First Amendment Free Speech Public Schools Students

Individual Fund Information for Investments Made by a Public Agency were not Prepared, Owned, Used, or Retained by the Agency,...

Reuters America LLC submitted a request pursuant to the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) seeking individual fund information for current investments made by the Regents of the University of California (“Regents”). ...more

1/2/2014 - Board of Regents CPRA Disclosure Requirements Public Records

A School District Employee's "Hours" Worked During a Leave May Not Be Converted to "Days" Worked for the Purpose of Earning...

In Cox v. Los Angeles Unified School District (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 2 Dist., July 23, 2013), a California court of appeal considered whether a school district employee could apply hours of credit she claimed to have...more

9/6/2013 - Full-Time Employees Paid Leave School Districts Wage and Hour

Court of Appeal Reverses Award of Attorney Fees to School District: Newspaper Publisher’s Public Records Act Claim Was Meritless...

A superior court ordered a newspaper publisher to pay the attorney fees of a school district because it determined the publisher’s Public Records Act petition was frivolous. The court of appeal held that the publisher’s...more

8/13/2013 - Attorney's Fees Frivolous Lawsuits Journalism Jury Awards Public Records Reversal School Districts

California Supreme Court Holds That County Board Revocation Procedures Provided Charter School With Constitutionally Adequate “Due...

On July 11, 2013, the California Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal that a charter school was afforded constitutionally adequate due process during revocation proceedings before the Los Angeles County...more

7/17/2013 - Charter Schools Disciplinary Proceedings Due Process Expulsion Students

Court Rules Student Dismissed From Charter School Was Not “Expelled,” Thus Not Entitled To Evidentiary Hearing

A student was dismissed from a charter high school for brandishing a knife in class. The student sued to challenge his removal from the school, asserting that his weapon was not a knife under the Education Code definition and...more

7/15/2013 - Charter Schools Discipline Dismissals Due Process Evidentiary Hearings Expulsion Students

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