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School Districts Must Seek Confidentiality Agreement When Releasing Pupil Records Pursuant to Court Order or Subpoena

Education Code section 49077 concerning release of pupil information in response to a court order or subpoena has been amended effective January 1, 2019. (AB 2234, Stats. 2018, ch. 996.) Section 49077 previously only required a reasonable effort to notify a pupil and their parent or guardian prior to compliance with the subpoena or court […]

Assembly Bill Adds 6 Weeks Paid Leave for School and College Employees

UPDATE: Governor Brown vetoed Assembly Bill 568 on October 15, 2017. Governor Brown encouraged districts to consider participating in the State Disability Insurance program to provide employees with additional paid leave and expressed his belief that decisions regarding maternity leave pay are best resolved through the collective bargaining process. Governor Brown’s veto message for this […]

New Law Imposes Significant Changes to Public Works Contractor Registration and Prevailing Wage Reporting

On June 27, 2017 Governor Brown signed SB 96 which is effective immediately and will be implemented by the Department of Industrial Relations starting July 1, 2017. SB 96 makes significant changes to the contractor registration and prevailing wage monitoring program. Some of these changes may be helpful to school and community college districts while […]

New Law Imposes Additional Requirements On School Districts That Engage In Financings

Under current law, school districts issuing general obligation bonds, certificates of participation (“COPs”), or other forms of debt must submit timely reports to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (“CDlAC”) of the proposed issuance and final sale.  SB 1029 provides that commencing January 1, 2017, a school district must additionally certify that it has adopted local […]

New Law Revises Lease-Leaseback Procedures For School Districts

September 30, 2016 Assembly Bill 2316 Assembly Bill 2316 (“AB 2316”) has now been signed into law by the Governor in an effort to address uncertainty in the area of lease-leaseback construction projects.  Previously, the Court of Appeal decisions in Davis v. Fresno Unified School District (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 261 and McGee v. Balfour Beatty […]

Labor Code Legislation Mandating Equal Pay for “Substantially Similar

Labor Code Section 1197.5 has been amended by SB 358 and will become effective on January 1, 2016. The law prohibits employers, including school and community college districts, from paying an employee wage rates less than rates paid to the opposite sex for “substantially similar work.” The work is to be reviewed as a composite […]

SB 532 Amends Education Code § 35012 Regarding Student Board Members

Effective January 1, 2016, Education Code section 35012 regarding student representation on governing boards maintaining one or more high schools is amended to provide:1. The governing board has 60 days after receipt of a petition for pupil representation to include the nonvoting student within the membership of the governing board. The board may include more […]

New Legislation on Public Works Contractor Labor Compliance Registration Program

SB 854 (Chapter 28, Statutes of 2014) was signed into law and became effective immediately on June 20, 2014. SB 854 establishes a new public works contractor registration program. These changes are at Labor Code sections 1725.5 – 1776. All contractors and subcontractors intending to be qualified to bid or be listed in a bid, […]

Affordable Care Act: Transition Rules for Educational Organizations

Click here to access Parker & Covert LLP’s June 4, 2014 guidance on the Affordable Care Act: Transition Rules for Educational Organizations.

Affordable Care Act Guidance for Educational Organizations

Click here to access Parker & Covert LLP’s Legal Guidance Letter from March 18, 2014.

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