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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 […]

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 […]