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DISTRICT’S DENIAL OF CHARTER SCHOOL RENEWAL PETITION IS QUASI-JUDICIAL, “EXTREMELY DEFERENTIAL” COURT REVIEW DOES NOT APPLY

Posted by Michael T. Travis | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

On July 11, 2019, the California Court of Appeal decidedOxford Preparatory Academy v. Chino Valley Unified School District.  The case involved a renewal petition for an existing charter school that was denied by the District.  The San Bernardino County Board of Education declined to consider the ...

Lease-Leaseback and Design-Build Construction Method

Posted by Michael T. Travis | Nov 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introduction The areas of lease-leaseback and design-build construction methods for schools are complicated. This blog provides a general overview of the laws surrounding each method and a guide to help your district decide which method is better suited for the work to be done. California law gen...

Ninth Circuit Rules That Partially Implemented, Multi-Stage IEP, As A Whole, Is Student’s Then-Current Special Education Placement

Posted by Michael T. Travis | Dec 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

On November 17, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided N.E. v. Seattle School District, in which it considered how to identify a student's “then-current”/“stay-put” special education placement when a parent brings a due process complaint. The facts are somewhat convoluted:  Student is d...

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