Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 01-2020 – California Department of Public Health Advises Schools to Exclude Travelers Returning from China for 14 days to Prevent Spread of Novel Coronavirus (CCD)

Following guidance recently issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health is advising all schools and school districts to exclude from school any child or staff member that traveled to mainland China and returned on or after February 3, 2020, for a period of 14 calendar days following their return from China. Travelers arriving from China prior to February 3, 2020, are at lower risk for the virus and do not need to be excluded.

Legal Update Memo No. 02-2020 – California Department of Public Health Advises Schools to Exclude Travelers Returning from China for 14 days to Prevent Spread of Novel Coronavirus (K-12)

Following guidance recently issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health is advising all schools and school districts to exclude from school any child or staff member that traveled to mainland China and returned on or after February 3, 2020, for a period of 14 calendar days following their return from China. Travelers arriving from China prior to February 3, 2020, are at lower risk for the virus and do not need to be excluded.

Legal Update Memo No. 01-2020 – Bid Limit Increased for 2020 (K-12)

The Superintendent of Public Instruction has raised the bid threshold limit for non-construction, competitively bid contracts. It is now set at $95,200 effective January 1, 2020. Public Contract Code section 20111(d) provides for an annual inflationary increase determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The increase for 2020 has been set at 2.76%.

Legal Update Memo No. 43-2019 – AB 218 – Childhood Sexual Assault (K-12)

On October 13, 2019, the Governor approved Assembly Bill (“AB”) 218, which, effective January 1, 2020, provides the following:

Legal Update Memo No. 44-2019 – SB 972 – Requirement for Revisions to Student Identification Cards (K-12)

In a prior legal update , we discussed a new law requiring public schools, including charter schools and private schools, which serve grades 7 through 12, to print on either side of pupil identification cards the telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, if the school issues identification cards. This requirement applied to newly issued or replacement cards.

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