Posts from February 2014.

Imagine the unpleasant surprise one superintendent got recently when he received a warning letter from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for failing to report that a teacher had been let go following allegations that she had pulled a child’s ear. Of course, most school administrators are aware that Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 80303, requires notification to the CTC whenever a certificated employee’s employment status changes as a result of allegations of misconduct. But here, the employee was a substitute teacher. And the superintendent knew nothing about the decision not to use the substitute in the future.

Categories: Labor/Employment

Nothing illustrates how public schools have become lightning rods for social issues like Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1266, which amended Education Code section 221.5 as of January 1, 2014.

According to the Legislative Digest, AB 1266 “would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities ...

A growing trend among school districts across California is to allow staff and students to Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) to the school campus.  Staffs have, and many already use, their own personal devices, such as smartphones and iPad for instruction and administration due to the efficiency and capabilities of these devices.  BYOD can boost staff performance because it eliminates limitations as to ...

In September 2012, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 2109, requiring additional documentation to exempt a student from vaccination requirements.  AB 2109 amended California Health & Safety Code section 120365, pertaining to immunization exceptions.

The vaccinations required for California K-12 school admission are set forth in Health and Safety Code section 120325 et seq.  ...

The Governor and Legislature kept busy in 2013 enacting new or amended laws that affect employment in California. Most of the new laws provide additional protections for employees. Public and private employers alike should take note of the changes for 2014:

Criminal Background Checks

Assembly Bill 218 applies to government agencies, not private employers. Starting July 1, 2014, it prohibits state and ...

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Tags: New Laws

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