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Framework for Labor-Management Collaboration Jointly Issued by Governor and Statewide Organizations

On April 1, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California labor and management organizations have jointly agreed to a framework for collaboration during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

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Governor Newsom Signs Two Bills Aimed to Assist Local Educational Agencies During COVID-19 Crisis

On March 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills, Senate Bill (SB) 117 and SB 89, into law which provide for emergency funding to help fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and help to clarify the law as it relates to school districts.

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Special Considerations for Students with Exceptional Needs Related to School Closures Due to COVID-19

The following updates and expands on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) we issued on March 12, 2020 (available here), which provided general guidance for K-12 school districts in responding to the needs of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Student Attendance Issues in Response to COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel respiratory disease that has affected communities worldwide. Cases of COVID-19 have recently appeared in several California communities, prompting a significant number of school closures around the state.

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California Supreme Court Sides Against School Districts in State Mandates Case

In California School Boards Association v. State of California ( CSBA), the California Supreme Court has allowed the Legislature to avoid appropriating new funding to cover the costs of state mandated programs.

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Student Newspaper Sues University After All Print Media Is Defunded Following The Publication Of A Satirical Article

A University of California San Diego (UCSD) student newspaper, The Koala, brought suit against UCSD officials alleging that they defunded all print media in violation of the First Amendment.

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New State Laws Aimed At Protecting LGBTQ Students And Students Who Are Pregnant Or Parenting

Assembly Bills (AB) 493 outlines new requirements for school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to train certificated employees, serving in grades 7 to 12, to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

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