Claudia P. Weaver

Partner | Monterey

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cweaver@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 831.646.1501
Fax: 831.646.1801
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Overview

Claudia Weaver is a Partner in Lozano Smith’s Monterey office where she practices in the firm’s Facilities and Business and Charter School practice groups. Ms. Weaver focuses much of her practice on complex transactional matters, construction, solar projects and green energy, and general facilities and business issues. She also advises clients in matters concerning charter school governance and facilities and general board governance issues.

Additional experience

In addition to her work as an attorney, she has served as trustee for the Pacific Elementary School District since 2000, which has provided her with a client's perspective regarding the need for timely, practical legal counsel.

Education

Ms. Weaver received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of San Francisco in 2004 and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

School District Cannot Avoid Responsibility For Residential Placement Despite Availability Of Financial Assistance From A Non-Educational Agency

By: Claudia WeaverRoxana KhanKristy Boyes-

December 2019Number 78In a significant special education case published earlier this year, the California Court of Appeal ruled that a school district was responsible for funding the costs of residential placement for an adopted former foster child, despite funding assistance provided for the placement by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).BackgroundB.H., a former foster child with significant disabilities, lived with his adoptive parents within the boundaries of the Manhat...

Appellate Court Finds That Solar Energy Project Was Not Exempt From City’s Zoning Ordinance

By: Claudia WeaverJessica Mejorado-

November 2019Number 75A recent California appellate court ruling has clarified the requirements for a local agency's compliance with city or county zoning ordinances. In City of Hesperia v. Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, the Fourth Appellate District held that a community services district did not qualify for zoning compliance exemptions as provided in sections 53091(e) and 53096(a) of the Government Code, after the district had adopted a resolution finding the exemptions applica...

Legislature Postpones Sunset Of Civic Center Act Fee Provisions

By: Claudia WeaverBenjamin Brown-

October 2019Number 55Assembly Bill (AB) 1303, which was recently signed by the Governor, will postpone the sunset of central fee provisions within the Civic Center Act (Act).The Act generally requires school districts to permit the use of their facilities and grounds for particular purposes. The Act further authorizes, and in some cases requires, school districts to charge users for their use of school facilities. The Legislature originally provided that these provisions would be repealed as ...

Know Your Role, Know Your Risk

By: Claudia WeaverWesley Carlson-

June 2019Number 28A Civic Center Act provision that allocates liability between a school district and the users of school facilities means what it says, according to a recent decision by the California Court of Appeal. In Grossman v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, the court found the district was not liable for injuries suffered by a parent-attendee at a carnival held by a booster group at one of the district's schools. The court also highlighted the statute's intent that school...

2019 Updates: Annual Notice Of Parental Rights And Responsibilities

By: Claudia Weaver-

April 2019Number 21California school districts and county offices of education are required annually, at the beginning of each school year, to provide written notice of parental rights and responsibilities. Lozano Smith continuously tracks legislation impacting these notices. The following summarizes changes in California law that call for mandatory or optional updates to the Annual Notice of Parental Rights and Responsibilities (Annual Notice).Discrimination Based on a Student's Parental, Fa...

Governor Signs Charter Transparency Bill

By: Claudia WeaverGayle Ketchie-

March 2019Number 15Newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill aimed at increasing charter school transparency. Senate Bill (SB) 126 settles, once and for all, the debate over whether charter schools and their governing bodies are subject to California's open meeting, conflicts of interest, and public records laws.BackgroundPrevious attempts to pass legislation intended to make charter schools subject to California's "sunshine laws" were vetoed by former Governor Jerry Brown. By com...

Changes To Skilled And Trained Workforce Requirements For Public Works Projects

By: Claudia WeaverShawn VanWagenen-

January 2019Number 2Recent legislation modifies the skilled and trained workforce requirement for certain public works projects, shifting much of the burden for compliance to subcontractors. The new law also authorizes the California Labor Commissioner to investigate suspected violations of the statute and impose civil penalties in specified circumstances.Background In recent years, contractors have been required to utilize a "skilled and trained workforce" for "design-build" and "lease-lease...

2018 Updates: Annual Notice of Parental Rights and Responsibilities

By: Claudia Weaver-

March 2018 Number 12 California school districts and county offices of education are required annually, at the beginning of each school year, to provide written notice of parental rights and responsibilities. Lozano Smith continuously tracks legislation impacting these notices. The following summarizes changes in California law that call for required or optional updates to the Annual Notice of Parental Rights and Responsibilities. Children of Military Service Members - Residency Pr...

How Many Charter Schools Are Too Many Charter Schools? A Statewide Debate

By: Edward SklarClaudia Weaver-

Devon Lincoln talks with charter school law experts Ed Sklar and Claudia Weaver about the statewide conversation currently surrounding charter schools and the impact they have on traditional public schools. From recent teacher strikes, to the election of a new Superintendent of Public Instruction, to a raft of new legislative proposals, the role of charter schools is front and center in California politics right now. Ed and Claudia discuss the shift in the debate regarding charter schools, the origins of this debate, the issues it raises, and what the future might hold for educational options in the state.