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  • 9 Ways to Win at Leadership Summit

    9 Ways to Win at Leadership Summit

    A list of 9 practical tips and suggestions for getting the most out of the 2018 Leadership Summit.

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  • New Dates for Education Officials to Assume Office, Effective January 1

    New Dates for Education Officials to Assume Office, Effective January 1

    A new law will change the date that members of a county board of education, school district governing board, or community college district governing board take office.

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  • School Safety and New Guidance on Addressing School Violence

    School Safety and New Guidance on Addressing School Violence

    Preventing school violence and ensuring school safety have become dominant topics and part of an ongoing national conversation.

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  • Legislature Increases Bid Limits under Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

    Legislature Increases Bid Limits under Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

    Lawmakers drafted the bill to address construction cost increases that have occurred since the limits were last increased, in 2011.

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  • 9th Circuit Shoots Down Challenge to Law Prohibiting Concealed-Carry Permit Holders

    9th Circuit Shoots Down Challenge to Law Prohibiting Concealed-Carry Permit Holders

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to a 2015 change to California's Gun-Free School Zone Act, but maintained the same exemption for retired peace officers.

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  • Field Trip Immunity Does Not Apply to a Community College’s Hosting of an Intercollegiate Athletic Event

    Field Trip Immunity Does Not Apply to a Community College’s Hosting of an Intercollegiate Athletic Event

    Community college districts are generally immune from liability for injuries sustained in the course of field trips and excursions under the California Code of Regulations, title 5, section 55220.

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  • Public Entities May Rely on Claimant’s False Representations of Timeliness on Claim Forms

    Public Entities May Rely on Claimant’s False Representations of Timeliness on Claim Forms

    The Court of Appeal has ruled that a public entity has no duty to advise a claimant that they may seek leave to file a late claim within 45 days, where the claim appears to be timely on its face.

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  • 10 tips for onboarding new trustees

    10 tips for onboarding new trustees

    Use this advice to smooth the transition after the midterm elections.

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  • Suicide on campus: How schools are dealing with the crisis

    Suicide on campus: How schools are dealing with the crisis

    The newest student suicide cluster is no doubt sending administrators statewide into a thoughtful review process of their mental health student services and crisis intervention teams.

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  • From Growth Mindset to Sense of Belonging

    From Growth Mindset to Sense of Belonging

    In this guide, you’ll learn how district and school leaders in California and beyond are measuring and improving students' SEL skills to improve academic outcomes.

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  • District Payroll Checklist Regarding Agency Fee Elimination

    District Payroll Checklist Regarding Agency Fee Elimination

    District payroll checklist regarding agency fee elimination.

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  • Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism

    Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism

    An estimated 2,000 undocumented immigrant children have been separated from their families along the southwest United States border and placed in facilities that have been described as “cages."

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  • Campaign Dos and Don'ts

    Campaign Dos and Don'ts

    Generally, the governing board of a school district is empowered to provide voters relevant facts and to aid them in reaching an informed decision when voting on a political issue.

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  • Public Records Act Does Not Require Creation of Generalized Electronic Data

    Public Records Act Does Not Require Creation of Generalized Electronic Data

    A California appellate court has ruled that public agencies are not required to provide anonymized data in response to California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests.

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  • Records Requesters May Recover Attorney Fees in Reverse-CPRA Actions

    Records Requesters May Recover Attorney Fees in Reverse-CPRA Actions

    California appellate courts have handed down a pair of decisions holding that private parties who sue to pay the requester's attorney fees if they lose.

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  • Public Records Act Overview by Lozano Smith

    Public Records Act Overview by Lozano Smith

    The term “public records” includes any writing relating to the public’s business if it is prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency.

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  • Episode 3: Developing Law on Social Media Accounts of Government Officials

    Episode 3: Developing Law on Social Media Accounts of Government Officials

    Last year, the United States Supreme Court identified social media as “perhaps the most powerful mechanism available” today to make a person’s voice heard.

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  • Episode 2: Inclusivity Matters

    Episode 2: Inclusivity Matters

    The rise of social justice movements in recent years have led public entities to carefully re-consider their policies, practices, and programs.

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  • First Amendment Issues Impacting Schools: Walk-outs, social media and kneeling

    First Amendment Issues Impacting Schools: Walk-outs, social media and kneeling

    Schools are tasked with making decisions impacting student and staff First Amendment rights every year, often around issues and types of speech that the courts have yet to consider.

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  • The number one factor in student success? Relationships with teachers

    The number one factor in student success? Relationships with teachers

    The one factor that surfaced as the single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school.

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