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California Court Rules that Charter Schools Generally Cannot Locate Outside of Their Authorizing School District’s Boundaries

In a case watched closely by the charter school community, California's Third District Court of Appeal has issued an opinion which holds that the geographic and site limitations of the Charter Schools Act are applicable to all charter schools, including "nonclassroom-based" programs.

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Governor Vetoes Charter School Transparency Bill

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.

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Governor Signs Bill Raising Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

July 2016 Number 45 Governor Jerry Brown recently approved Senate Bill 7 (SB 7), increasing the age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and "vaping" from age 18 to age 21.

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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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Notice of Disclosure of Student Records

The California Department of Education ("CDE") recently sent an alert to school districts, charter schools and

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