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Health and Wellness Tips, Part 2

Posted by Unknown | Feb 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 2  When we become stressed, anxious, or frustrated, our bodies tend to clench up and become static. For moments like this, stress balls are a useful mechanism and outlet. The act of squeezing stress balls repeatedly allows our bodies to release tensi...

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 1: Relieving Stress

Posted by Unknown | Jan 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stress is perhaps the most common wellness issue, but it's different for everyone. It may be caused by demanding work or school schedules, finances, family life, or long-term health problems. Regardless of cause, the impact is real. Excessive stress may cause headaches, lower energy, sweating, d...

Key Changes to Keep in Mind When Considering School District Surplus Property: A Summary of Recent Changes to the Disposition of Surplus Property Process and Expenditure of Proceeds

Posted by Unknown | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless changes to the way Californians conduct business, complete daily tasks, and engage socially while remaining safe. Schools specifically have seen a number of changes in their operations, legal requirements, and financial responsibilities. The process for...

National Book Month Attorney Spotlight – Spencer E. Covert

Posted by Unknown | Oct 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Why do you enjoy representing school districts?  I come from a family of educators and administrators.  Public education has always been an important aspect of my life and my family's values. I enjoy representing school districts because it gives me an opportunity to give back to our community...

National Book Month Attorney Profile – Sarita Patel

Posted by Unknown | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Why do you enjoy representing school districts?  I love working with people who are excited about their jobs.  The individuals I work with at the school districts, at every level, are always passionate about what they do and invested in the education of their students. 2. Where did you get yo...

National Book Month Attorney Profile – Addison Covert

Posted by Unknown | Oct 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Why do you enjoy representing school districts? I enjoy representing school districts because public education is such an important part of who we are and where we are headed as a society. I like the idea that I'm able to play a role in helping that process. 2. Where did you go to school? I st...

National Book Month Attorney Profile – Dana Scott

Posted by Unknown | Oct 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

1.  Why do you enjoy representing school districts? The commitment and care of the school districts we work with is encouraging and motivating! I am grateful that I can be of assistance to the goal of helping students succeed and advancing education in communities throughout the state. 2.  Where ...

Parker & Covert LLP Proudly Supports National Book Month

Posted by Unknown | Oct 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Parker & Covert LLP is proud to support National Book Month this October. As a full-service law firm that serves educational agencies exclusively, we value the educational mission of all school administrators, teachers, and employees throughout the state of California.  With this in mind, Parker ...

Proposed Bill Seeks to Remove Limits on Classroom Recording

Posted by Unknown | Sep 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 2020-2021 school year has presented historical challenges for school districts across the nation.  One challenge specific to California school districts is the reconciliation of new State-mandated distance learning requirements contained in Assembly Bill (“AB”) 77 with California Education Co...

New Title IX Regulations Impact K-12 School Districts Too

Posted by Unknown | Aug 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published its newly updated Title IX regulations prohibiting sex discrimination at federally funded institutions.  The new regulations, which apply to all federally funded institutions, including public K-12 school districts, require significant ch...

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Rescission of DACA Invalid

Posted by Unknown | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, 591 U.S. ___ (June 18, 2020), the United States Supreme Court held that the Department of Homeland Security's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, program was invalid. Chief Ju...

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