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TITLE IX REMINDER

Most charter schools – heck, most K-12 school districts – don’t recognize or understand fully their obligations under Title IX. We are of the opinion that’s all about to change.
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SCHOOL DISCIPLINE AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

It’s no secret that school discipline has become a leading topic of concern to school leaders across the country…and to legislators and policy makers. Recently, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issued guidance regarding school discipline policies that might discriminate against racial or ethnic groups…and how to avoid such policies in the first place.
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THE LEGALEASE – UNIONS: KNOW YOUR RIGHT, KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS

Charter schools are generally unfamiliar with unions and the unionization process. That is no longer an option for charter schools, however, as the California Teachers Association officially listed charter school organizing as a focus area in its long-term strategic plan in January 2015. This new focus should not come as a surprise given that the […]
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THE LEGALEASE – TB RISK ASSESSMENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

Effective January 1, 2015, Assembly Bill 1667 replaces the universal tuberculosis (TB) testing for private, parochial, public K-12 school and nursery school employees and volunteers with a TB risk assessment questionnaire. The new law states that if based on the assessment risk factors are identified, TB testing and examination is then required in order to […]
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THE LEGALEASE – EPIPEN LEGISLATION IMPACTS CHARTERS

Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 15, 2014 and effective January 1, 2015, Senator Bob Huff’s Senate Bill 1266 (“SB 1266”) amends Education Code Section 49414, requiring all school districts, county offices of education and charter schools, to stock epinephrine auto-injectors (“epiPens”) and provide those epiPens to school nurses or to trained […]
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THE LEGALEASE – EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

HR professionals, school principals and executive directors know that California’ employment law landscape changes frequently. Every year, new issues arise and new legislation is passed that impacts school operations and employee relations – sometimes dramatically.
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THE LEGALEASE – LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

2014 was a busy year for charter school legislation, and it’s also important to keep on your toes regarding the provisions of Ed. Code that are NOT exempted by the “mega-waiver.” Click the link above to read more!
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