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Lease-Leaseback and Design-Build Construction Methods

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 […]

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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 […]