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We understand the need for a multi-faceted partner who can offer extensive training in every area of public agency law. At Lozano Smith, our attorneys present numerous workshops each year as part of our workshop curriculum. Through partnerships with clients and leading associations throughout the state, you’ll find a wide range of professional development opportunities. We invite you to explore our Frequently Requested Workshop Listing, Webinars, Hot-topic workshops, or any of the conference sessions below. For more information on these workshops, or to schedule a training for you, please contact Client Services or your nearest Lozano Smith office.

	Part I: Beyond the Surface – Identifying and Assessing Students with Mental Health Needs

Part I: Beyond the Surface – Identifying and Assessing Students with Mental Health Needs

The child find obligation, while it seems straightforward to the experienced practitioner, can become particularly complicated as it relates to students with mental health needs. This presentation will explore the best practices for affirmatively se...

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	Part II: Mental Health and Student Services – Legal and Practical Perspectives for Developing Effective Programs

Part II: Mental Health and Student Services – Legal and Practical Perspectives for Developing Effective Programs

Since the passage of AB 114, school districts have grappled with how to effectively provide mental health services to students who need them. This interactive presentation will delve into these issues, and specifically address:
• Who shoul...

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	Part III: FERPA, HIPAA, and Everything In Between – Legal Compliance with Confidentiality and Records Laws in School-Based Mental Health Programs

Part III: FERPA, HIPAA, and Everything In Between – Legal Compliance with Confidentiality and Records Laws in School-Based Mental Health Programs

Does FERPA or HIPAA apply to school-based mental health programs? Are all mental health services “confidential” or can the outcomes/discussions that occur during mental health sessions be shared amongst educational providers and/or parents? Can...

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	Part IV: Addressing Mental Health Needs That Manifest Outside the Regular School Environment – Residential Treatment Center Placements

Part IV: Addressing Mental Health Needs That Manifest Outside the Regular School Environment – Residential Treatment Center Placements

School district administrators and teacher are often confronted with students who present differently at school and outside of school. This session will shed light on the difficult question of what is legally required when issues occurring outside o...

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Contracting with Confidence – Breaking Down Alternative Bidding and CUPCCAA

Contracting with Confidence – Breaking Down Alternative Bidding and CUPCCAA

An overview of contract procurement laws, the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act, and exceptions to competitive bidding.

School districts utilize a wide-range of procurement methods for goods and services and s...

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Watts in Your Wallet? – Private Placement Green Project Lease Financings

Watts in Your Wallet? – Private Placement Green Project Lease Financings

As stewards of public funds, energy efficiency is critical. The Legislature has carved out a flexible statutory method for delivering green projects and, separately, participate in financing such projects under Prop. 39. Districts find themselves e...

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Practical Guide to Student Privacy - How to Protect Student Data in a Digital World

Practical Guide to Student Privacy - How to Protect Student Data in a Digital World

Educational Technology is changing at a rate faster than ever – and often times student privacy issues get lost in the dust. To complicate matters, the fast pace of life in general has led to “click first and ask questions later.” The conseque...

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CalSTRS & CalPERS 201:

CalSTRS & CalPERS 201: "Hot Topics"

This presentation provides a deeper analysis of CalSTRS and CalPERS “hot topics” regularly confronted by county offices and school districts. The focus of this workshop will be how to avoid common mistakes.
Key topics include: hiring re...

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Inspectors of Record: The Who, What, When, Where and How of Project Inspections

Inspectors of Record: The Who, What, When, Where and How of Project Inspections

The State is experiencing a severe shortage on DSA Inspector of Records as the number of district projects is increasing. Who are these field inspectors and what exactly do they do? When do you need to find one and how do you contract with them? W...

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