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Illinois Supreme Court to Tackle Election Law and Sovereign Immunity on Thursday

The Illinois Supreme Court just announced that on Thursday morning, it will hand down decisions in two civil cases: Bettis v. Marsaglia, No. 117050 – “Does a plaintiff’s failure to name the Electoral Board as a party...more

The Perils of Incomplete Service: The Illinois Supreme Court Debates Bettis v. Marsaglia

During its September term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bettis v. Marsaglia. Bettis presents an issue of potential significance to election lawyers: is a petition for Circuit Court review from an...more

Department of Education Deputy Secretary James Shelton Reportedly Leaving at the End of the Year

As reported by EdWeek, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton is planning to resign at the end of this year. “Before being promoted to deputy secretary, Shelton was the assistant secretary for innovation and...more

Update on Recent FOIA and OMA Illinois Supreme Court and Attorney General Opinions

- The Illinois Supreme Court rules state's attorneys are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. - The Illinois attorney general rules that: (i) the Open Meetings Act requires public bodies to recite the key terms of...more

From Second and State: Capitol Wrap – Week of June 9

While budget negotiations continue to take center stage this month, some state legislators elsewhere throughout the Capitol are making moves to change the size of state government and the rules by which elected officials and...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly’s short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed bi-weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues...more

Cities Asking Congress to Support Dwindling Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Channels

Public, educational and government (PEG) channels across the U.S. have been closing and consolidating over the last few years. This is the result of: (1) the economic downturn’s impact on municipal funding, (2) an...more

“Mind Your Own Business”- The Connecticut Supreme Court Limits Challenges to Licensing and Certification Decisions by Public...

In a much ballyhooed case, certain residents and taxpayers of the City of Bridgeport brought a “quo warranto” action in the courts, challenging the qualifications of the City’s Superintendent of Schools (Paul Vallas) to hold...more

Brown Act Amendment Now Requires Recordation of Actions Taken During Open Sessions

Senate Bill 751 amends Government Code section 54953 to require the legislative body of a local agency to publicly report any action taken and the vote or abstention on that action of each member present for the action. This...more

Governor Signs Budget Trailer Bill Without Language Suspending Parts of the Public Records Act - State-Mandated Activities Remain...

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed Assembly Bill 76 and signed Senate Bill 71. As introduced, both bills contained language that would have suspended certain provisions of the California Public Records Act. However, SB 71 was...more

Legislation of Interest to Higher Education Institutions: Financial Aid | Tuition | Residency

AB 131 signed into law October 2011, and allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant....more

Legislative Update: Legislature Addresses Gifted And Talented Program, Indirect Cost Rates, Educational Placement Of Foster...

KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013. Gifted & Talented Program — AB 2491 - Current law evidences the Legislature’s intent to...more

OCR Reflects On The Work Done During The First Obama Administration

The Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights enforces federal statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, age, race, color, and national origin in programs that receive financial assistance...more

The General Assembly Attempts to Save Christmas

Illinois election law has served in the role of Grinch recently by requiring that school district and municipal offices stay open until 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve to accept candidate nomination petitions for the April 2013...more

Legislative Update: Governor Signs Education-Related Bills That Address Principal Evaluations, Public Contract Bidding...

KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013. Evaluations of Principals—SB 1292 - The Legislature declared in passing SB 1292 that...more

Legislative Update: Principal Evaluations, Public Contract Bidding, Design-Build Contracts, API Scores, and Charter Schools

KMTG will be issuing a series of updates, as part of our Legal Alerts, on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws become effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise stated. Below is a brief summary of SB 1292, AB...more

Legislative Update: Governor Signs Education-Related Bills That Address Principal Evaluations, Public Contract Bidding...

KMTG is continuing our series reviewing new legislation. Unless noted otherwise, the new laws take effect January 1, 2013. Evaluations of Principals — SB 1292: The Legislature declared in passing SB 1292 that...more

It's Election Season: Inform, Don't Advocate

It's hard to escape the blitz of TV commercials and the barrage of signs along sidewalks and the highway. It's election season. So what should school officials remember? Inform, don't advocate....more

2013 School Board Elections: Handling Nominating Petitions and Objections to Petitions

There is confusion and concern about how school districts should handle receiving nominating petitions and objections to petitions for the 2013 school board elections. The Election Code says that school board nominating...more

Government

UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 Legislation – State University System. Do the statutes and provisions of the General Appropriations Act that restrict state universities’ expenditure or tuition and fees and condition...more

SB 1530 Defeated in Assembly

SB 1530, which would have changed the process by which school districts dismiss teachers accused of sexual, violent or drug-related offenses, has been defeated by the Assembly Education Committee. SB 1530 was introduced by...more

“Executive Session Privilege”: There is No Such Thing

Several new board of education members will begin their duties on July 1, 2012. Many of these duties are outlined in West Virginia Code § 18-5-13. These new board members will undergo new board member orientation and might...more

California Legislative Analysts Office Examines Fiscal Oversight System For School Districts

The California Legislative Analysts Office ("LAO") released a report on April 30, 2012 entitled "School District Fiscal Oversight and Intervention," in which it examined the State's fiscal oversight system for school...more

This Week in Washington - May 4, 2012

In This Issue: DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget/Appropriations. As Congress returns from recess on Monday, the House Budget Committee will consider legislation to replace the automatic spending...more

AB 2028 (Teacher Discipline & Dismissal) On the Move

AB 2028 (Knight and Smyth), which amends the procedure for disciplining teachers for misconduct, has passed through the Assembly Education Committee. Among other changes to current law, AB 2028 would allow districts to...more

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