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California Supreme Court Concludes that Parents' District of Residence is Responsible to Provide FAPE to Adult Students Incarcerated in County Jail

December 2013 Number 85 On December 12, 2013, the California Supreme Court ruled on an interesting question of state law that could have significant financial implications for school districts.

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Should School Districts Go "Peanut-Free"?

Peanut allergies are on the rise. In fact, according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the number of children who are allergic to peanuts tripled from 1997 to 2008. Peanut allergies can cause a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction.

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Back to School Legal Update: bullying

September 2013 Number 56 As students head back to school for the start of the new school year, Lozano Smith's Special Education and Student Practice Groups would like to provide school

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Back to School Reminder: IEP Edition

August 2013 Number 52 It's that time of year! The beginning of the school year can be one of the busiest times of year in special education, densely packed with assessments and IEP team meetings.

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School District May Violate Title II of the ADA Even If Providing FAPE Under IDEA

August 2013 Number 50 A federal appeals court has ruled that a school district's compliance with its obligations to a deaf or hear-of-hearing student under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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California Supreme Court Holds Non-Licensed School Personnel May Administer Medication, Including Insulin

August 2013 Number 49 On August 12, 2013, in American Nurses Ass'n. v. Torlakson (Docket No. S184583), the California Supreme Court answered the long outstanding question whether trained school

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Governor Signs Education Omnibus Trailer Bill Revising the Requirements on the Use of Behavioral Interventions

July 2013 Number 39 On July 1, 2013, Governor Brown signed school funding legislation, which included education omnibus trailer bill Assembly Bill (AB) 86. As part of the 2013-2014 budget for the state's public schools,

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Court Clarifies "Basis of Knowledge" for Special Education Student Discipline

June 2013 Number 30 A federal court in California recently considered what constitutes a "basis of knowledge" that could entitle a general education student to special education student discipline protections.

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State Board of Education Proposes Amendments to Special Education Regulations

June 2013 Number 28 The California State Board of Education recently issued a notice of its intent to propose changes to the California Code of Regulations pertaining to special education.

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