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AB 2449: New Brown Act Rules for a Zoom-Friendly World

USA - September 16 2022 On September 13, 2022, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2449 (Rubio) (“AB 2449”) into law, amending certain portions of the Ralph M. Brown Act…

Nicolle A. Falcis,, Jeffrey A. Hoskinson, Kathryn E. Meola

The Ninth Circuit Holds that Official Use of a Social Media Platform Created a Public Forum, and Blocking Members of the Public Violated the First Amendment

USA - August 3 2022 In Garnier v. O’Connor-Ratcliff (9th Cir. July 27, 2022, Nos. 21-55118, 21-55157) __ F.3d __, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case of…

Steven J. Andelson, Kathryn E. Meola, Sharon J. Ormond, Todd M. Robbins, Mark W. Thompson,

California Attorney General Declares That Charter School Employees May Not Serve on a County Board of Education in the County Where Their Employing School Is Located

USA - November 9 2021 On November 2, 2021, the California Attorney General released a formal opinion concerning the ability of charter school executive directors and other…

Sukhi K. Ahluwalia, Kathryn E. Meola

Willful Defiance Suspensions Ban Expanded to Include Grades 4-8 Students In Favor of Restorative Justice Alternatives

USA - September 12 2019 Senate Bill 419 (“SB 419”), signed by Governor Newsom on Monday, September 9th, will prohibit public schools - both traditional and charter - from…

Scott K. Holbrook ,, Gabriel Sandoval

Court Holds that Charter Renewal Petitions Denied by School Districts Must be “Supported by Evidence,” Finding also that Charter Schools Have a “Vested Right” Once Approved

USA - July 23 2019 On July 11, 2019, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, held in Oxford Preparatory Academy v. Chino Valley Unified School Dist…

Scott K. Holbrook ,, Sukhi K. Ahluwalia, Tien P. Le