Posts from July 2013.

The California Department of Education and the California Energy Commission today issued a press release informing all Local Educational Agencies (“LEAs”) with Average Daily Attendance (“ADA”) of less than 1,000 that they have until August 1, 2013 to apply for Proposition 39 funding comprising a combined funding allocation for the current and following year to be received in a lump sum allocation in the current year.  This notice comes ahead of completion of the regulatory drafting, public input and adoption process required under the California Administrative Procedures Act.  Nonetheless, small LEAs should go through the online application process and then start planning to use those funds, while anticipating what the rules are going to look like.

Concerned about an instructor’s behavior and teaching methodologies, a student complains through email to a college.  Is the instructor entitled to a copy of the student’s email in its entirety?  A county office of education deletes emails during the course of routine network maintenance.  Is a parent entitled to electronic copies of emails regarding a student?  These are just two of many scenarios that ...

Tags: email, FERPA

On July 2, 2013, the United States Treasury Department announced that implementation and enforcement of employer mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Act”) will be delayed by one year.  Until today, school district employers were preparing to be in compliance with the Act starting on January 1, 2014.  As a result of today’s announcement, the new deadline for compliance is ...

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