Kronick Education Law Blog

Look Who's Talking at the CSBA Annual Conference Next Week!

By Kronick | Monday, November 23, 2015

Kronick Education Law and Public Finance attorneys will present at the California School Board Association (CSBA) Annual Conference in San Diego on December 3-5.

Look Who's Talking at the ACSA Personnel Institute this Week!

By Kronick | Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kronick’s education attorneys will be helping attendees with Riding the Wave to Personnel Success at the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Personnel Institute this week.

Look Who's Presenting at the CARSNet California Charter Authorizers Conference in San Diego!

By Kronick | Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kronick attorney Bill Schuetz, who specializes in charter school law, will be co-presenting a session entitled Equity of Access to Charter Schools at the Charter Authorizers Regional Support Network (CARSNet) California Charter Authorizers Conference in San Diego on October 1, 2015. 

AB 566 Imposes New Prequalification And Workforce Requirements For Lease-Leaseback Projects That Are Not Competitively Bid

By Constantine C. Baranoff and | Monday, August 31, 2015

Signed into law by the governor on August 17th, AB 566 makes two important changes to how school districts may hire contractors for lease-leaseback projects that are not competitively bid.

Under AB 566, contractors for non-competitively bid lease-leaseback projects must now be prequalified, even if state funds are not used for a construction project. This requirement is set to expire on January 1, 2019, but it may be extended by the Legislature at a later date.

Water Efficiency Code Changes

By Kronick | Friday, June 5, 2015

On May 29, 2015, the California Building Standards Commission ("BSC") approved emergency regulations that created new water efficiency requirements for exterior landscaped areas of public schools and community colleges.  The emergency regulations,  which came as a result of the Governor's April 1, 2015 Executive Order B-29-15, make certain changes to the California Green Building Standards Code, including a reduction in outdoor potable water use through irrigation regulation, separate water meters, and automatic controllers that adapt to changes in weather and soil moisture. 

Upcoming CSBA Webcast to Cover Board-Superintendent Relations

By Kronick | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Education Law Attorney Roman J. Muñoz is a featured guest speaker at the upcoming CSBA webcast "Education Insights: Legal Update - Board and Superintendent Relations" on May 20, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

US Department of Education Releases New Guidance on Title IX

By Kronick | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On April 24, 2015, the US Department of Education (the "DOE") released three documents that collectively urge schools, including K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, to comply with the requirements of Title IX, which provides that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”  The guidance package includes: (1) a dear colleague letter reminding schools of their obligation to designate a Title IX coordinator; (2) a letter to Title IX coordinators; and (3) a Title IX resource guide that includes information about athletics, sex-based harassment, treatment of pregnant and parenting students and discipline. 

Sign-up Today for our Next Workshop "The Latest on the Local Control Funding Formula and Its Impact on School Districts"

By Kronick | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Education law attorney, Addison Covert, is pleased to present the next education law workshop, "The Latest on the Local Control Funding Formula and Its Impact on School Districts," with co-presenters Michael Ricketts and Patti Herrera from School Services of California.  The workshop is at Kronick's Sacramento office on Thursday, April 9 from 11:30 - 1:30.  Superintendents, School and County Office of Education Administrators, School Business Officials and others in school administration are encouraged to attend.

Don't Miss the Upcoming HR Workshop "New Year/New Human Resources Challenges" at UC Davis

By Kronick | Friday, February 6, 2015

Join education law attorneys, Chris Keiner and Michael Hersher, on Thursday, February 19, 2015 for an informative HR workshop, "New Year/New Human Resources Challenges."  This interactive workshop is the second in a series of education law workshops that Kronick is sponsoring in partnership with the UC Davis School of Education.

Kronick is Pleased to Announce the Advancement of Education Law Attorney William Schuetz to Shareholder of the Firm

By Kronick | Friday, January 23, 2015

William (Bill) Schuetz, who works out of the firm's Roseville office, has more than 14 years of experience representing and advising school districts, county offices of education and community college districts in all areas of education law, including labor and employment, business and facilities, student matters, and governance.  Bill is widely recognized for his special expertise in the area of charter school law and works with clients throughout California on various charter school related matters.  He is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law and cur

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