Posts from July 2014.

On February 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court granted a petition to review the recent Court of Appeal decision of Poole v. Orange County Fire Authority (2013) 221 Cal.App.4th 155.

In Poole, a firefighter relying on the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act convinced a California Court of Appeal to order an employer to strike daily logs of a firefighter’s poor performance that were maintained by ...

On July 21, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown announced he signed AB 2127 into law, adding Education Code section 35179.5 and amending section 49475 to limit full-contact football practices at the middle school and high school levels.

Under AB 2127, which takes effect January 1, 2015, drills involving game speed tackling are prohibited in the off-season and are limited to 90 minute sessions twice a ...

Categories: Student Issues

On July 22, 2014, two opinions concerning the Affordable Care Act were issued from two different United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Both opinions analyzed the same lawsuit filed in two different courts. Both opinions reached conclusions that were diametrically opposed to one another.

The first opinion, Halbig v. Burwell, which was decided by a three member panel of the United States Court of Appeals ...

In 1979, California voters added section 6 to Article 13B of the State Constitution, which specifies that if the state imposes any “new program or higher level of service” on any local government (including a school district), the state must reimburse the locality for the costs of the program or increased level of service. (Clovis Unified School District v. Chiang (2010) 188 Cal.App.4th 794, 798-799 ...

Categories: Legislation

As new charter schools are developed and continue to grow as an educational option for parents and students, more and more people are seeking answers to the question of what obligations charter schools have under the Federal civil rights laws.  In a nutshell, the same Federal civil rights laws, regulations, and guidance that apply to traditional public schools apply to charter schools in all of facets of ...

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