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California Travel Ban Does Not Apply to Local Agencies

A California law that bars state agencies from funding travel, and from requiring employees to travel, to states that permit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression - and Attorney General Xavier Becerra's recent expansion of the list of states covered by the ban - have raised questions regarding whether the law applies to cities, counties, school dis

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State Board of Education Adopts Waiver Policy for Unlawfully Located Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools

The State Board of Education (State Board) recently approved Policy No. 17-01 (Policy), which permits the board to issue temporary waivers to nonclassroom-based charter schools operating "resource centers" outside the geographical boundaries of their chartering school district.

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New Federal Guidance Regarding Transgender Students Will Not Impact California Schools

Under new leadership following the 2016 presidential election, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) issued a joint "Dear Colleague" letter on February 22, 2017 withdrawing the Obama administration's May 2016 letter and guidance regarding transgender st

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County Boards of Education May Not Exempt Charter Schools from Local Zoning Regulations

A California Court of Appeal has held that a county board of education may not grant exemptions from zoning ordinances under Government Code section 53094.

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Closely Watched Charter School Decision Becomes Binding Precedent

The Third District Court of Appeal’s decision in Anderson Union High School District v. Shasta Secondary Home School (2016) 4 Cal.App.5th 262 (Anderson) is now binding law in California.

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