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Our team of charter law attorneys monitor the Legislature, court decisions, and administrative agencies (e.g. CDE, Board of Education, State Controller’s Office, PERB, etc.) and issue frequent Legal Alerts on matters of legal importance to our clients. This page is updated frequently, so please visit us often.

Important Legal Graduation Requirements – Are you Ready?

Important Legal Graduation Requirements – Are you Ready?

We know that graduation is an exciting time for students as they prepare to enter the next chapter of their lives; but, before this chapter ends, there are also several legal requirements that charter schools should keep in mind while sending these students past their...

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Urgent Legislative Action Needed Today! Oppose AB 1316

Urgent Legislative Action Needed Today! Oppose AB 1316

Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1316 was recently amended by Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell (D—Long Beach).  AB 1316, as currently written will have crushing effects on all California charter schools. Today is the last day to register your opposition to AB 1316 before it is...

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Significant Changes to the California Employment Law Landscape

Significant Changes to the California Employment Law Landscape

In an already busy legislative year marred by COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a spate of COVID-19 and employment-related bills this Fall, slated to take effect on or before January 1, 2021. Charter schools should carefully review the following noteworthy changes, and ensure they immediately revise their Employee Handbooks and COVID-19 Health and Safety policies…

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The Time to Apply for Facilities Under Prop. 39 is Here!

The Time to Apply for Facilities Under Prop. 39 is Here!

Finding adequate facilities is one of the most challenging aspects of operating a charter school in California. Proposition 39 has been a successful tool for charter schools in securing public school facilities and/or beginning a dialogue with the school district in which they negotiate in-lieu of arrangements…

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New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill (“AB”) 685 which imposes new reporting obligations on employers related to COVID-19.  School administrators have had many questions regarding their legal obligations in response to COVID-19 cases connected to their school sites.  AB 685 addresses those questions…

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