On September 30, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assembly Bill (AB) 709, which would have expressly required California charter schools to comply with the same transparency and conflict of interest requirements as traditional public school districts.
July 2016 Number 46 The Supreme Court of California recently upheld the criminal conviction of the former superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District for improperly paying a district employee without board approval.
April 2016 Number 20 A United States District Court in California recently concluded that a school board unconstitutionally endorsed religion by reciting prayers
March 2016 Number 15 Two recent cases involving high profile public officials highlight the reach of Government Code section 1090. Government Code section 1090 prohibits conflicts of interest, self-dealing and corruption among public entity officials.
March 2016 Number 14 If a public agency accidentally discloses privileged attorney-client information when it responds to a Public Records Act request, does the agency
March 2016 Number 11 April 1 is the deadline for those holding "designated positions" under their agency's Conflict of Interest Code...