Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 44-2020 – CDE Issues FAQ Guidance for Distance Learning (K-12)

On Monday July 27, 2020, the California Department of Education (“CDE”) issued updated guidance on distance learning issues in the form of a twenty question and answer format.

Legal Update Memo No. 43-2020 – California’s New School Distance Learning and Closure Rules Announced (K-12)

On Friday, July 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new five-point pandemic plan for re-opening schools, which directs schools to the updated California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) Directive on Re-opening In-Person Learning, and the CDPH/Cal-OSHA Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Schools (“Guidance”) – please see the bottom of this Legal Update for links to these documents.

Legal Update Memo No. 25-2020 – Clery Act Deadlines Extended to December 2020 Due to COVID-19 (CCD)

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE), through its Office of Federal Student Aid, issued additional regulatory flexibilities related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on July 10, 2020.

Legal Update Memo No. 42-2020 – Education Budget Trailer Bill and Charter Schools (K-12)

The Governor signed the budget trailer education Senate Bill (“SB”) 98 on June 29, 2020. Our office is issuing a Legal Update that summarizes the main implications of SB 98, as it relates to charter schools.

Legal Update Memo No. 41-2020 – Distance Learning Addressed By Education Budget Trailer Bill (K-12)

The Governor signed Senate Bill 98 (“SB 98”), the K-12 education budget trailer bill, on June 29, 2020. Therefore, our office will be summarizing key portions of that bill for our clients. This Legal Update addresses SB 98’s apportionment, minimum required days and minutes, and the “distance learning” provisions.

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