• Posts by Lindsay Thorson
    Senior Counsel

    Lindsay Thorson represents special districts, school districts, community college districts, county offices of education, and other public entities for transactional matters. She specializes in technology licensing and ...

At the May 25, 2016, State Allocation Board (SAB) meeting, the SAB authorized, for the first time ever, the imposition of Level III Developer Fees finding that no state funds were available for new construction projects.  On May 26, 2016, in response to California Building Industry Association (CBIA) filing a Petition for Writ of Mandate challenging the SAB’s finding that state funds are not available for ...

At the May 25, 2016, State Allocation Board meeting, the State Allocation Board authorized, for the first time ever, the imposition of Level III Developer Fees.  Developer Fees or school impact fees are paid by property owners and developers to mitigate the impacts of new construction on the school district’s facilities.  There are three levels of Developer Fees, commonly referred to as Level I, II, and III.  ...

As one means of managing the cost of a data security breach (when confidential electronically stored information is disclosed), public and private organizations may purchase “cyber insurance” policies. The purchaser seeks to limit the substantial costs involved in investigating and remedying a breach. However, such policies (which are relatively new to the marketplace) have considerable ...

Categories: Technology

ConnectEDU, a college and career advising startup that holds the personal information of millions of students, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2014. ConnectEDU developed college- and career-planning sites where students could create personal profiles. As a result, ConnectEDU held a considerable amount of personally identifiable information including students’ names, dates of birth ...

Categories: Technology

Existing law requires school districts that have declared property surplus and have passed a resolution of the intent to sell or lease the surplus property to first offer the property to certain entities specified in the Education Code and Government Code, such as cities, counties, recreation departments, special education or child care providers, depending on the type of property. The recent passage of ...

Categories: Charter Schools

Mounting financial pressure experienced by most K-12 school districts and community college districts throughout California necessitates more efficient use of district real property. Improved efficiency requires more than just knowing the law. The beneficial use and disposition of district property can take many forms such as selling property, generating lease income, decreasing the cost of ...

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