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Discipline for Cyber Bullying Gets an Upgrade

On September 21, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two new bills that will become effective January 1, 2017, amending sections 234.2 and 48900 of the Education Code relating to cyber bullying.

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FCC Issues Guidance on Schools' Use of Robocalls

September 2016 Number 61 Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed that in limited circumstances, schools may make robocalls to their student community without violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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Gotta Catch 'Em All: Spotting the Issues Augmented Reality Games Raise for Public Agencies

September 2016 Number 59 Released in July 2016, Pokémon Go is a technological and gaming sensation that swept across the country, where players use their mobile devices to locate Pokémon (virtual creatures) in the real world.

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Reminder – Looming June 30 Deadline for Posting Competitive Athletics Data

June 2016 Number 36 The 2015-16 school year marks the first time that public elementary and secondary schools that offer "competitive athletics" must post data about the gender makeup of their teams and their student participation. Charter schools must also comply.

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The Department of Industrial Relations Suspends Electronic Submission of Certified Payroll Records by Contractors

March 2016 Number 13 The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently announced that it has temporarily suspended enforcement of its requirement that

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Morgan Hill Court Modifies Protocol Regarding Disclosure of Student Data

March 2016 Number 12 In July 2015, the Court in Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Ass'n v. Cal. Dep't of Educ., issued an order that would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to...

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