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Creditable Service Election Remedy Now Available From CalSTRS

November 2013 Number 82 Today (November 25, 2013) CalSTRS issued a new Circular Vol. 29, Issue 3 - "Right of Retirement System Election When Changing Positions," allowing any

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Lozano Smith-ACSA Joint Alert - Election Remedy for CalSTRS Creditable Service Issue Forthcoming

November 2013 Number 80 On August 29, 2012, CalSTRS issued an Employer Information Circular entitled "Positions Not Eligible for Creditable Service."

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Governor Signs Clean-Up Legislation to Clarify Limitations on Local Agency Executive Contracts

September 2013 Number 62 In summer 2010, the general public first learned of a high profile controversy involving municipal leaders

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School District's Release of a Probationary Certificated Employee with a "Temporary" Release Letter Sufficient to Effectuate a Non-Reelection

September 2013 Number 61 In Petersil v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (September 6, 2013) __ Cal.App.4th __ 2013 WL 4804287

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AB 449 Clarifies a District's Obligation to Report Certificated Employee Misconduct

September 2013 Number 60 Governor Brown recently signed Assembly Bill (AB) 449, a bill adding to and amending sections of the Education Code

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New Laws Allow for New Work Schedules for School Police Departments and Change the Definition of Sexual Harassment under FEHA

September 2013 Number 57 On August 12, 2013, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 226 and Senate Bill (SB) 292.

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Nationwide Shortage of TB Skin Tests Affects New Teacher Placement in Classrooms

September 2013 Number 58 A shortage of an important test for tuberculosis (TB) has impacted the ability of many school districts to place new teachers and

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Court of Appeal Narrowly Construes the Education Code Requirements for Counting "Days" to Become a Permanent Certificated Employee

September 2013 Number 54 A recently published California appellate opinion provided school districts with needed direction on determining when a probationary employee

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New Law Re-Names Statutorily Required Teacher Layoff Forms

August 2013 Number 51 In recent years, most school districts have used the certificated layoff process to reduce district expenses in difficult economic times.

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