Aimee  Perry

Partner | Sacramento

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Tel: 916.329.7433
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Aimee Perry is a partner in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. She is co-chair of the firm's Student Practice Group and is an active member of the firm's Special Education and Charter School Practice Groups. Ms. Perry's practice is focused on special education, and she assists clients with difficult IEP team meetings, settling cases at resolution sessions and mediations, as well as ensuring compliance with Section 504. Her expertise also extends to a myriad of student issues, including inter- and intra-district transfers, student fees, bullying, student discipline, student records, and mandatory reporting, as well as advising districts with charter school issues.

Presenter Experience
Ms. Perry has presented on a variety of topics before the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA), California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), and the Small School District's Association (SSDA).

Ms. Perry's article "Cancer Awareness Slogans Pose Tough Challenges for Schools" was published in the Daily Journal in March 2012.

Ms. Perry earned her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University, where she majored in International Business. Ms. Perry is fluent in Spanish and gained a certificate to do business in Spanish as part of her major at San Diego State.

School Districts May Develop A Policy Permitting Parents To Administer Medical Marijuana To Students On Campus

By: Aimee PerryAlyssa Bivins-

October 2019Number 57On October 9, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 223, which allows local educational agencies to adopt a policy regarding administration of medicinal cannabis to students on campus. The new law, referred to as "Jojo's Act," becomes effective on January 1, 2020, and was named after a San Francisco teenager who takes medicinal cannabis to control serious seizures. Jojo's Act adds section 49414.1 to the California Education Code and authorizes, but does not ...

Legislature Addresses Student Use Of Smartphones At School

By: Ruth MendykAimee PerryJoshua Whiteside-

October 2019Number 46The California Legislature recently passed Assembly Bill (AB) 272, which will become effective January 1, 2020, specifically authorizing school districts to adopt a policy to limit or prohibit student smartphone use, while also granting students certain specific rights to possess and use a smartphone at school. Even though smartphone policies or guidelines are widely used already, this bill provides specific authorization, while also defining some limitations. In particul...

Non-Binding Order from OAH Requires School District Administer Medical Marijuana on Campus

By: Marcy GutierrezAimee PerryAlyssa Bivins-

October 2018Number 55In a non-binding order, a California state administrative law judge from the Office of Administrative Hearings ("OAH") ruled that a public school district must allow a student's nurse to administer medical marijuana, as needed, on campus and transportation. The September 21, 2018 decision inStudent v. Rincon Valley Union Elementary School District (2018) OAH Case No. 2018050651 is unprecedented, but is not binding on other school districts.BackgroundThe case arose from a ...

The Pot Thickens: Legal Updates on Marijuana and Schools

By: Marcy GutierrezAimee PerryAlyssa Bivins-

October 2018Number 56Schools may soon be getting requests to permit students to take a marijuana-based epilepsy drug at school, thanks to a change in the way the federal government regulates it. Read on to learn more about Epidiolex and the state of the law regarding administration of medication at school, including marijuana based drugs.Separately, but related to administration of marijuana based drugs, Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed a state bill that would have permitted school boards...

School Surveillance Video May be a Student Record, Triggering FERPA Obligations

By: Sloan SimmonsAimee PerryKristy Boyes-

August 2018Number 37School surveillance video can be considered a student record under certain circumstances, triggering a school district's obligation under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow parents to view it.In an informal guidance letter, the director of student privacy policy with the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) concluded that a school surveillance video depicting eight students who were involved in a hazing i...

Lawmakers Extend Limits on Disruption and Defiance Discipline, Expand Use of Uniform Complaint Procedures

By: Sloan SimmonsAimee PerryMichelle Sliwa-

July 2018Number 31State lawmakers have indefinitely extended previously approved limits on disciplining students for defiance and disruption and have expanded the list of issues that may be addressed through the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP).The changes were included in a budget trailer bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 1808, and became effective when Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill on June 27.Extension of Limits on Student Discipline for Disruption and Willful DefianceAB 1808 eliminated the...

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Drug for Pediatric Epilepsy

By: Sloan SimmonsAimee PerryAlyssa Bivins-

July 2018Number 32Schools may soon be fielding requests to administer Epidiolex, a drug containing cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical component of marijuana that does not create a "high," to students.On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex to treat two types of pediatric epilepsy. The approval of Epidiolex will pave the way for school districts, for the first time, to administer a medicine derived from marijuana, provided that the Drug Enforcement Administr...

Student Walkouts: What Your District Needs to Know

By: Sloan SimmonsAimee PerryTilman Heyer-

February 2018 Number 7 This Client News Brief was updated on March 6, 2018. UPDATE: California Department of Education Issues Guidance The California Department of Education (CDE) and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released guidance on March 2 regarding student walkouts. Echoing the suggestions below, the CDE calls for schools to provide outlets for student political expression through classroom or school-wide discussions, as well as for proactive discussio...

Fall 2019 Legislative Roundup – Student Bills

By: Ruth MendykAimee Perry-

Sloan Simmons talks with Lozano Smith Student Practice Group Leaders Ruth Mendyk and Aimee Perry regarding this year’s legislative enactments impacting students and tips for school districts in preparing for compliance with these new laws.

From ABC to CBD – When Marijuana and Schools Collide

By: Aimee PerryAlyssa Bivins-

The issue of students using marijuana in California’s public schools is an ever evolving issue, and leaves many confused as to the state of the law. Sloan Simmons engages experts in this area of school law, Aimee Perry and Alyssa Bivins, on the most recent developments, including what hasn’t changed in terms of student discipline, what may have changed in special education, and proposed legislation poised to impact students and schools on this topic. This thoughtful discussion fully explores the latest on this topics, including trending practices and options for school officials.