Calling all charter school board members, executive directors & principals! Join us for this trifecta of webinars created to get board members and staff up-to-date with the latest on the Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest & Public Records Act. For the convenience of registrants at the following webinars, we will be recording if you cannot make the scheduled time. You may view the recorded session for a limited time following the presentation.

► Comprehensive Brown Act Training for Boards and Staff

This webinar will teach you everything you need to know to run a charter school meeting complying with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Learn the ins and outs of areas cited by school district authorizers as the most common violations of the law. Learn strategies for avoiding mistakes that can lead to revocation or non-renewal of your charter or costly investigations into your governance processes. Learn how to cure mistakes once they have been made so that the impacts of mistakes can be minimized.

DATE:

Thursday
April 7, 2022

TIME:

12:00–1:15 PM

COST:

$35

PRESENTED BY:

Jerry Simmons

Jerry W. Simmons, ESQ.
Partner
jsimmons@mycharterlaw.com

► Complying with California Conflict of Interest Laws

This webinar will review conflict of interest laws applicable to charter schools and discuss how to comply with these laws. In addition, we will review some examples of issues that commonly arise in charter schools like the hiring of relatives as vendors or employees of the school. We will also review concerns raised by granting agencies, FCMAT, and the Fair Political Practices Commission that have led to revocation and non-renewal of charter schools or fines and criminal prosecution of charter school leaders.

DATE:

Thursday
April 28, 2022

TIME:

12:00–1:15 PM

COST:

$35

PRESENTED BY:

Jerry Simmons

Jerry W. Simmons, ESQ.
Partner
jsimmons@mycharterlaw.com

Paul Minney

Lee J. Rosenberg, ESQ.
Senior Counsel
lrosenberg@mycharterlaw.com

► Public Records Act

A significant amount of Public Records Act requests have recently been filed with charter schools in California. Unfortunately, charter school adversaries are increasingly using them to expose weaknesses in compliance and operations. For example, text messages and emails that both senders and recipients assumed would be private are being made public, even when sent or received by school employees and board members on personal phones and devices. This webinar will teach you how to respond to these requests. You will learn strategies to protect as much information as possible while remaining compliant. You will also hear about what happens when missteps in the response process lead to litigation.

DATE:

Thursday
May 12, 2022

TIME:

12:00–1:15 PM

COST:

$35

PRESENTED BY:

Paul Minney

Paul C. Minney, ESQ.
Partner
pminney@mycharterlaw.com

Kimberly Rodriguez

Kimberly Rodriguez, ESQ.
Senior Counsel
krodriguez@mycharterlaw.com

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