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Office Of Public School Construction Adds Submission Requirements For Applications For School Facilities Program Funding

On September 12, 2018 the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) changed its submission requirements for Applications for Funding (Form SAB 50-04) for the School Facility Program (SFP) New Construction Program. OPSC changed its procedures due to receipt of recent requests for funding that exceed the bond authority for the SFP New Construction Program. Effective […]

Court Of Appeal Upholds Post Layoff Assignments At Long Beach Community College

In Long Beach Council of Classified Employees, Local 6108 v. Long Beach Community College District (Filed 6/19/18), the District laid off 37 classified employees and reduced the work hours for 79 other classified employees in July 2012 due to a significant reduction in state funding by approximately $10 million. The District also laid off faculty […]

Court Of Appeal Ruling Means More Money For School Districts With New Residential Housing Projects

The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in 1901 First Street Owner v. Tustin Unified School District (Cal.App., 2018 DJDAR 2993) means more money for school districts in developer fees when new residential housing is constructed within a school district.  Interior space outside individual apartment units, such as interior hallways, storage rooms, mechanical rooms, fitness […]

State Allocation Board Increases Residential and Commercial-Industrial School Facility Fees

On January 24, 2018, the State Allocation Board approved substantial increases in residential and commercial-industrial school facility fees (“developer fees”) to $3.79 and $0.61 per square foot, respectively, from the current rates of $3.48 and $0.56, respectively.  School districts may now adopt these higher rates by Board resolution. These fees are “Level 1” fees which […]

Join the attorneys of Parker & Covert at the CASH Conference February 27-28

We invite you to join the attorneys of Parker & Covert LLP at the 39th Annual CASH Conference on School Facilities, next week in Sacramento! The firm’s attorneys will be providing valuable information to attendees at CASH. Addison Covert will be leading a discussion on energy and water conservation entitled Conservation Natives – The Connection […]

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Lease-Leaseback and Design-Build Construction Method

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 generally requires school districts and other public agencies to […]

Department of Education Rescinds Policy for Investigating Campus Sexual Assault under Title IX

On September 22, 2017, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the end of existing guidelines regarding campus sexual assault, replacing them with interim rules that allow colleges and universities to use a heightened standard of proof in sexual misconduct determinations. The new interim rules allow for a “clear and convincing” evidentiary standard when claims of sexual […]

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 […]

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