Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 05-2019 – Brown Act Requirement Regarding the Approval of Salary Changes for High Level Administrators (CCD)

The Brown Act requires governing boards that intend to approve a change of salary or benefits for administrative staff to orally report, in open session, the District’s recommendation regarding the changes to salary or fringe benefits for “local agency executives” prior to the Board taking final action to approve the salary or fringe benefits change.

Legal Update Memo No. 04-2019 – Required Procedure When the Governing Board Approves or Extends the Superintendent’s/President’s Contract or Sets the Salary of the Superintendent/President (CCD)

This Legal Update provides a review of the recommended protocol when the governing board wishes to approve or extend the superintendent/president’s contract or set the salary of the superintendent/president.

Legal Update Memo No. 06-2019 REVISED – Required Procedure When the Governing Board Approves or Extends the Superintendent’s Contract or Sets the Salary of the Superintendent (K-12)

The purpose of this Revised Legal Update is to clarify the requirement for an oral report, in open session, regarding any changes to salary or fringe benefits for a “local agency executive,” which includes a district superintendent.  The duty to make an oral report in open session regarding other high level positions in a district prior to taking action is referenced in our Legal Update Memo No. 05-2019.  Please discard the previous version of Legal Update Memo No. 06-2019 and please reference this revised version.

Legal Update Memo No. 03-2019 – Classified Employees – Notification of Reasonable Assurance of Employment for 2019-2020 (CCD)

In order for classified employees who do not work during the summer to be held ineligible for unemployment benefits, Unemployment Insurance Code Section 1253.3 requires that districts give or send these employees a “letter of reasonable assurance” no later than 30 days prior to the last day of the academic year or term. The Code requires very specific language. The attached sample letters comply with Code requirements.

Legal Update Memo No. 09-2019 – Classified and Certificated Employees – Notification of Reasonable Assurance of Employment for 2019-2020 (K-12)

In order for classified employees who do not work during the summer to be held ineligible for unemployment benefits, Unemployment Insurance Code Section 1253.3 requires that districts give or send these employees a “letter of reasonable assurance” no later than 30 days prior to the last day of the academic year or term. The Code requires very specific language. The attached sample letters comply with Code requirements.

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