Two important bills, Senate Bill (SB) 731 and Assembly Bill (AB) 1797, were enacted in September, impacting the information available to school districts conducting background checks, and expanding the use of a Statewide immunization database.
September was a busy month for Governor Newsom, who signed into law several bills which will have a significant impact on public employers.
The COVID-19 pandemic certainly exacerbated, and in some ways highlighted, the challenges posed by student mental health issues.
State lawmakers have given members of local legislative bodies a new option for remote participation in public agency meetings.
Assembly Bill (AB) 181, signed into law June 30, 2022, makes a number of changes to California special education laws impacting students, families, and local educational agencies (LEAs).
On March 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court decided a case relevant to public agency governing boards managing disruptive board members. The case was originally brought by David Wilson, an elected trustee on the Houston Community College Board.
In B.D. v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Mar. 29, 2022, No. D078506) Cal.App.5th , the California Court of Appeal held that a pop-up license agreement used for an online videogame provided adequate notice to users that they would be bound by its terms, including a requirement for binding arbitration.
Following a recent decision by a federal district court in Massachusetts, the United States Department of Education (DOE) published a bulletin stating that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will no longer enforce the “Suppression Clause” of the 2020 Amendments to the Title IX Regulations (2020 Amendments).