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California Legislation Seeks to Limit Public Agency Activities Surrounding Immigration Enforcement and Religious Freedom

Posted in Education, Employment, Legislation, Public Safety Issues

786x496@100dpi - 6In December 2016, shortly after the November 8 presidential election, members of the California Legislature introduced for consideration a series of bills addressing immigration enforcement. Within the series, three bills would place limitations on a public agency’s ability to participate …

President Obama Signs the Every Student Succeeds Act into Law, Replacing No Child Left Behind’s One-Size-Fits-All Model with State-Centric Authority Over Education

Posted in Education

Breaking-News1.jpgLast week, President Obama signed the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA” or the “Act”) into law.  The Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (“ESEA”).  A bipartisan compromise bill, ESSA supersedes the controversial No Child Left …

Court Clarifies that Lease-Leaseback Arrangements Must be “Genuine”; and Simultaneously Creates Split among the Courts of Appeal on the Requirement for Validation Actions

Posted in Education

ConstructionSunset.jpgIn September 2012, Fresno USD’s governing board adopted a resolution authorizing the execution of lease-leaseback construction contracts without competitive bidding.

The lease-leaseback structure permits builder-financed construction.  A school district leases real estate it owns to a construction firm for $1.00 …

Title IX and Sexual Violence in the Wake of the Failures of the Rolling Stone ‘A Rape on Campus’ Narrative: What All Educational Institutions Need to Know

Posted in Education

iStock_000002619779XSmallIn recent months, partially in reaction to several investigations initiated by the U.S. Department of Education’s (“DOE”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), the news media has drawn attention to the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses and scrutinized administrative …