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    Lisa R. Allred specializes in education law, representing school districts, colleges, and universities, and applying her expertise in business, real estate, personnel, public works, technology, and intellectual property law ...

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted in 1991 to lessen the impact of calling practices that invade consumer privacy and threaten public safety.  One such intrusive calling practice is known as a “robocall.”  Robocalls are made either with an automated telephone dialing system (autodialer) or with a prerecorded or artificial voice.  The TCPA and its implementing rules prohibit ...

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.  ...

California Government Code section 53051 requires the Secretary of State to maintain an indexed “Roster of Public Agencies” including the full legal name and mailing address of every public agency in the state and the name and address of each member of the agency’s governing body. Likewise, section 53051 requires each public agency to file with the Secretary of State and the local county clerk a ...

Meetings of school boards, city councils, county boards of supervisors, community college boards and other “legislative bodies” are open to the public, with minor exceptions, under the Ralph M. Brown Act. Members of the public have access to these meetings and may use them as a forum to criticize the work of the legislative bodies. The law protects this type of criticism as a constitutional right.  But what ...

Categories: Legislation

As the business world becomes more digital and mobile, the swords and shields used in litigation often take the form of electronically stored information. We frequently advise clients and remind opposing counsel to preserve all documents, including electronically stored information, when they reasonably know that litigation might ensue or as soon a potential claim is identified. (See In re Napster, Inc ...

One of the most difficult areas of Title IX compliance is coordinating Title IX investigations with local law enforcement agencies.  If coordination is handled correctly, local law enforcement can provide vital assistance to colleges in their efforts to comply with Title IX, and the Clery Act by sharing information and resources.  However, violations of Title IX often occur when colleges allow police ...

Tags: Title IX

With advances in education technology and the prevalence of technology use in general, instructors, system administrators, online service providers, and others are commonly requesting that students and parents supply their email addresses in order to facilitate communications and learning.  Under current California law applicable to K-12 public educational institutions, student email addresses ...

On May 19, 2014, AALRR won a motion dismissing a Complaint filed by a developer against a school district in which the developer sought a refund of parcel taxes previously assessed and paid pursuant to two voter-approved parcel tax measures.

The plaintiff, Golden Gate Hill Development Company (“Golden Gate”) filed the action in Alameda Superior Court against the Albany Unified School District ...

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