Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 17-2021- Cal/OSHA Guidance Harmonized with Other State Laws, Orders and Regulations (K-12)

While the Governor and the State of California’s Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) loosened restrictions related to protections from COVID-19 due to reduced cases and vaccinations, Cal/OSHA regulations, which were stricter than other guidance received from the State, remained out-of-sync. On June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA revised its regulations related to emergency temporary standards for COVID-19 Prevention to conform with the new CDPH guidance, some of which is not applicable to school districts, as discussed further below.

Legal Update Memo No. 11-2021(CC) – Juneteenth Becomes the 12th Federal National Holiday – Implications for CCDs

Our office sent an email to clients on June 17, 2021, expressing our opinion that Juneteenth is now a school holiday for June 19, 2021, which as a Saturday, is celebrated on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Legal Update Memo No. 16-2021- Juneteenth becomes the 12th Federal Holiday – Implications for Schools (K-12)

Our office sent an email to clients on June 17, 2021, expressing our opinion that Juneteenth is now a school holiday for June 19, 2021, which as a Saturday, is celebrated on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Legal Update Memo No. 15-2021- Brown Act Meeting Flexibilities to End September 30, 2021(K-12)

As referenced in our Legal Update No. 18-2020, on March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order (“EO”) N-29-20, which provided various flexibilities associated with Brown Act meetings such as meetings not needing to be physically accessible to the public, allowing public participation through electronic means, and not requiring a quorum of the local body to be physically present within the boundaries of the local body.

Legal Update Memo No. 10-2021- Brown Act Meeting Flexibilities to End September 30, 2021(CCD)

As referenced in our Legal Update No. 11-2020(CC), on March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order (“EO”) N-29-20, which provided various flexibilities associated with Brown Act meetings such as meetings not needing to be physically accessible to the public, allowing public participation through electronic means, and not requiring a quorum of the local body to be physically present within the boundaries of the local body.

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