Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 04-2022(CC) – Anti-Bias Training is Considered a Professional Service/Special Service and Exempt from the Competitive Bidding Requirements (CC)

On December 15, 2021, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, issued a decision in Fair Education Santa Barbara v. Santa Barbara Unified School District et al. The Court determined that the school district’s contract for anti-bias training was considered “professional services” under Public Contract Code section 20111 and “special services” under Government Code section 53060 and therefore, was exempt from the competitive bidding requirements.

Legal Update Memo No. 07-2022 – Anti-Bias Training is Considered a Professional Service/Special Service and Exempt from the Competitive Bidding Requirements (K-12)

On December 15, 2021, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, issued a decision in Fair Education Santa Barbara v. Santa Barbara Unified School District et al. The Court determined that the school district’s contract for anti-bias training was considered “professional services” under Public Contract Code section 20111 and “special services” under Government Code section 53060 and therefore, was exempt from the competitive bidding requirements.

Legal Update Memo No. 06-2022 – CDPH Revises its K-12 School Guidance to Give a New Group Tracing Notification Option for Student Exposures (K-12)

On January 12, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) revised its COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year. CDPH revised its student quarantine guidance and provided a new “Group Tracing” Notification process as a less onerous option to pre-existing quarantine and contact tracing guidelines for K-12 students. Attached at the end of this Legal Update is CDPH’s sample Group Tracing Notification letter to Parents/Guardians for Student Exposures.

Legal Update Memo No. 03-2022(CC) – FAQ Regarding Political Activities by Local Educational Agencies, Employees, and Candidates (CC)

As the 2022 election cycle gears up, the following Legal Update provides guidance regarding political activities for local educational agencies, employees and candidates.

Legal Update Memo No. 05-2022 – FAQ Regarding Political Activities by Local Educational Agencies, Employees, and Candidates (K-12)

As the 2022 election cycle gears up, the following Legal Update provides guidance regarding political activities for local educational agencies, employees and candidates.

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