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National Book Month Attorney Profile – Sarita Patel

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 your education?  I attended […]

National Book Month Attorney Profile – Addison Covert

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? […]

National Book Month Attorney Profile – Dana Scott

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 did you get your education? I […]

Parker & Covert LLP Proudly Supports National Book Month

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 & Covert will be making contributions to two charities which […]

New Law Mandates COVID-19 Notification Requirements for Public Employers Starting in 2021

Recently enacted Assembly Bill 685 makes changes to COVID-19 employer notification requirements and gives Cal/OSHA greater enforcement powers. AB 685 amends sections 6325 and 6432 and adds section 6409.6 to the Labor Code.   It applies to public employers except health facilities as defined in the Health and Safety Code, or to employees who conduct COVID-19 […]

What School Officials Should Remember During Election Season: Educate, Don’t Advocate

The TV ads and yard signs are beginning to pop up, which can only mean one thing: election season is right around the corner. In fact, Election Day, November 3, 2020, is less than 60 days away!  What should school officials remember during election season?  Educate, don’t advocate. In general, a school district may use […]

Liability protection for schools dies in the Senate Judiciary Committee

Legislation that shielded schools from liability because of transmission of COVID-19 cases at school died in the Senate Judiciary Committee at the end of last month. The legislature adjourned before Assembly Bill 1384 (“AB 1384”) was considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. As a result, schools will not have legal protection if sued because of […]

Proposed Bill Seeks to Remove Limits on Classroom Recording

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 Code section 51512, which prohibits the unauthorized recording and use of electronic listening devices in the […]

Distance Learning Implementation: Legislative and Executive Guidance on Education in the 2020-2021 School Year

On June 29, 2020 Senate Bill 98 (“SB 98”) was signed into law by Governor Newsom. While SB 98 is a budget bill and outlines school funding throughout the state of California for the 2020-2021 school year, it also provides distance learning standards for local educational agencies (“LEA”) to implement as the unprecedented 2020-2021 school […]

New Title IX Regulations Impact K-12 School Districts Too

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 changes to district policies and procedures for handling Title IX matters.  The U.S. Department of […]

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