Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 09-2018 – AB 699 – Required policies Protecting Immigrant Students (K-12)

On October 5, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 699 into law, a bill designed to enhance protections for immigrant students served by school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools.[1]  The bill went into effect on January 1, 2018, and contains a number of implications for public schools. In particular, the bill obligated the California Attorney General to publish model policies by April 1, 2018, and for schools to adopt those model policies, or their equivalent, by July 1, 2018.

Legal Update Memo No. 02-2018 – Classified and Certificated Employees – Notification of Reasonable Assurance of Employment for 2018-2019 (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.[1]  The Code requires very specific language. The attached sample letters comply with Code requirements.

Legal Update Memo No. 08-2018 – Classified and Certificated Employees – Notification of Reasonable Assurance of Employment for 2018-2019 (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 the Code requirements.

Legal Update Memo No. 07-2018 – Possible Student Protests (K-12)

As you may be aware, there appears to be plans for nationwide student “walkouts” and related student protests on March 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this Legal Update is to summarize the free speech rights of students, free speech rights of employees, and to address student walkouts.

Legal Update Memo No. 06-2018 – Change in Law Expands Access to Pupil Records (K-12)

We write this Legal Update to apprise our clients of a change in the law which expands rights of foster parents and other support agencies to access students’ educational records. Senate Bill (“SB”) 233 became effective January 1, 2018. The law in no way limits previous laws with respect to parental right to access pupil records.

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