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SB 98 Impacts on Charter Schools

Senate Bill (SB) 98, the Budget Education Trailer Bill, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on June 29, 2020, has several impacts specific to charter schools.

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Deadline to Present Claims against Public Entities Extended

In a series of executive orders addressing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom has extended a statutorily-imposed timeline significant to public entities.

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Questions Remain Regarding Face Coverings in Schools

As California's local educational agencies (LEAs) examine how and when schools can reopen, a frequent question has been the extent to which face coverings will be required for staff and students.

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SB 98, COVID-19 and Special Education: What’s Next?

SB 98 is the recent Education Budget Trailer Bill signed into law by Gavin Newsom on June 29, 2020. Among other things, it was enacted to protect school funding from uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Court of Appeal Rules that Santa Monica’s At-large Method of Elections Does Not Violate the California Voting Rights Act

On July 9, 2020, California's Second District Court of Appeal unanimously held that the City of Santa Monica's (City) at-large elections do not violate the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) (Elec. Code, § 14025, et seq.).

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Layoffs Under SB 98

After much anticipation, following the Governor’s grim May Revise, Governor Newsom and the California Legislature reached an agreement for the 2020-21 California state budget.

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Distance Learning & In-Person Instruction Requirements Under SB 98

On June 29, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 98 (SB 98) into law. Though SB 98 is a budget bill, it includes requirements regarding distance learning and in-person instruction, among other topics, for the 2020-2021 school year.

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A Return to Sports? California Interscholastic Federation Issues Guidelines for Return to Physical Activity and Training

Among the many questions school districts are struggling with as they prepare for the fall semester, is whether, and to what extent, athletics and other extracurricular activities may resume.

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Teachers’ Union Prevails at PERB in Effort to Organize Charter Schools

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) recently held that a teachers' union's petitions for recognition at three charter schools were appropriate under the Education Employment Relations Act (EERA).

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