Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 37-2018 – New Law Requires Schools to Limit Use of Restraint and Seclusion for All Students and to Collect Related Data (K-12)

Governor Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 2657, also known as the Weber Law. AB 2657, which is attached to this Legal Update, added sections 49005 through 49006.4 to the Education Code.

Legal Update Memo No. 36-2018 – Legislation Requires Districts that Offer Interscholastic Athletic Programs to Acquire Automatic External Defibrillators (“AEDs”) (K-12)

On September 21, 2018, Governor Brown signed AB 2009 requiring school districts that offer any interscholastic athletic program to acquire at least one Automatic External Defibrillator (“AED”), also known as an Automated External Defibrillator. The new law adds §§ 35179.4 and 35179.6 to the Education Code. Both statutes require the affected districts to take certain steps, and encourage other actions by those districts, and also reiterate that districts can get immunity from lawsuits for AED use by complying with pre-existing statutes. Most of the legislation takes effect January 1, 2019, although the requirement to acquire an AED does not take effect until July 1, 2019.

Legal Update Memo No. 15-2018 – Governor Signs Bill Amending Partial Pay During Parental Leave (AB 2012) (CCD)

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 2012 on September 30, 2018, amending “parental leave” pay for certificated and classified employees of school districts and classified employees of county offices of education, effective January 1, 2019.

Legal Update Memo No. 35-2018 – Governor Signs Bill Amending Partial Pay During Parental Leave (AB 2012) (K-12)

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 2012 on September 30, 2018, amending “parental leave” pay for certificated and classified employees of school districts and classified employees of county offices of education, effective January 1, 2019.

Legal Update Memo No. 14-2018 – 2018 Governing Board Elections and Organizational Meetings and Frequently Asked Questions (CCD))

On July 18, 2018, Governor Brown signed AB 2449, which amended Education Code sections 1007, 1009, 5017, and 72027. As described below, these amendments will change the effective date for the end of an incumbent trustee’s term of office, the commencement of the term of that person’s successor, and the timing of the organizational meeting of a county board of education.

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