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Discussing changes in the law and legal decisions that affect public agencies. *** Disclaimer: As the information contained herein is necessarily general, its application to a particular set of facts and circumstances may vary. For this reason, this document does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your counsel prior to acting on the information contained herein. Copyright © 2019 Lozano Smith All rights reserved. No portion of this work may be copied, distributed, sold or used for any commercial advantage or private gain, nor any derivative work prepared therefrom, nor shall any sub-license be granted, without the express prior written permission of Lozano Smith through its Managing Partner. The Managing Partner of Lozano Smith hereby grants permission to any client of Lozano Smith to whom Lozano Smith provides a copy to use such copy intact and solely for the internal purposes of such client. By accepting this product, recipient agrees it shall not use the work except consistent with the terms of this limited license.

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Discussing changes in the law and legal decisions that affect public agencies. *** Disclaimer: As the information contained herein is necessarily general, its application to a particular set of facts and circumstances may vary. For this reason, this document does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your counsel prior to acting on the information contained herein. Copyright © 2019 Lozano Smith All rights reserved. No portion of this work may be copied, distributed, sold or used for any commercial advantage or private gain, nor any derivative work prepared therefrom, nor shall any sub-license be granted, without the express prior written permission of Lozano Smith through its Managing Partner. The Managing Partner of Lozano Smith hereby grants permission to any client of Lozano Smith to whom Lozano Smith provides a copy to use such copy intact and solely for the internal purposes of such client. By accepting this product, recipient agrees it shall not use the work except consistent with the terms of this limited license.

    Episode 42: Return to School in the COVID-19 Era – Student Athletics Issues (Part 3)

    Episode 42: Return to School in the COVID-19 Era – Student Athletics Issues (Part 3)

    Host Sloan Simmons talks with Lozano Smith attorneys Ruth Mendyk and Chelsea Olson Murphy about the latest developments on COVID-19 and student athletics, with a focus on the most recent guidance from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), as well as other state public health directives and guidance heading into the 2020-2021 school year.



    Show Notes & References



    1:56 – California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Guidance (July 20, 2020)

    5:24 – 2020-21 Seasons of Sports and Calendar Dates

    7:17 – Participation and Competition With Outside Teams

    9:56 – Thirty day waiver for physical examinations for CIF participation in fall sports (Client News Brief 53: July 2020)

    11:18 – Waivers and Notices

    13:42 – K-8 and unified school district sports programs

    15:26 – Coaches and employment issues

    18:53 – Summer athletic activities



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    • 24 min
    Episode 41: Return to School in the COVID-19 Era – Special Education Issues (Part 2)

    Episode 41: Return to School in the COVID-19 Era – Special Education Issues (Part 2)

    Host Sloan Simmons talks with Lozano Smith Special Education Practice Group leaders Marcy Gutierrez and Alyssa Bivins about the latest developments on COVID-19 and special education, with a focus on Senate Bill 98 and the most recent state and federal directives and guidance heading into the 2020-2021 school year.



    Show Notes & References



    1:40 – California Department of Public Health Guidance (July 17, 2020)

    2:13 – Senate Bill (SB) 98

    2:25 – Emergency Plans and IEPs

    10:00 – Impact of extended school closures

    11:34 – Instructional Minutes

    13:29 – Masks

    15:18 – In-Person vs. Distance Learning

    17:45 – Compensatory Education



    Lozano Smith's COVID-19 Resources can be found here.



    For more information on the topics discussed in this podcast, please visit our website at: www.lozanosmith.com/podcast.

    • 21 min
    Episode 40: Return to School in the COVID-19 Era – Student Issues (Part 1)

    Episode 40: Return to School in the COVID-19 Era – Student Issues (Part 1)

    Host Sloan Simmons talks with Lozano Smith attorneys Aimee Perry and Desiree Serrano about the latest developments on COVID-19 and students, with a focus on Senate Bill 98 and the most recent state agency directives and guidance heading into the 2020-2021 school year.



    Show Notes & References





    2:18 – Requirements for in-person instruction

    2:40 – Senate Bill (SB) 98

    5:12 – Daily live interaction

    7:16 – Distance learning

    8:54 – California Department of Education’s Distance Learning FAQs

    11:13 – July 17, 2020 CDPH COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School Based Programs, CDPH COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year

    14:18 – Guidance on back-and-forth openings/closings

    15:33 – Individual school closures

    16:59 – School district closures

    17:21 – Recommendations to avoid closures

    18:59 – Exemptions for face coverings in school settings

    20:24 – Daily instructional minute requirements

    21:54 – School attendance



    Lozano Smith's COVID-19 Resources can be found here.



    For more information on the topics discussed in this podcast, please visit our website at: www.lozanosmith.com/podcast.

    • 25 min
    Episode 39: Suicide Awareness and Prevention – From ACSA’s ECC Symposium to the COVID-19 Crisis

    Episode 39: Suicide Awareness and Prevention – From ACSA’s ECC Symposium to the COVID-19 Crisis

    While on location at the Association of California School Administrators’ (ACSA) 2020 Annual Every Child Counts Symposium (ECC), host Sloan Simmons talked with Lozano Smith attorney and ECC presenter Jennifer Baldassari, and Nathan Moreno, Director of Special Education at Soledad Unified School District (as of July 1, 2020, Director of Special Education at Guadalupe Union School District), regarding student suicide risk assessments, child find, case law, and suicide prevention.  This timely discussion highlights recent legislative changes in the area of suicide prevention, and includes ideas on resources and best practices to consider when addressing the topic of suicide prevention in California school districts.  Bonus material recorded during school campus closures provides additional resources for helping students during the present crisis.



    Show Notes & References



    3:35 – Student v. Golden Plains USD (OAH 2019) OAH Case No. 2019040042

    10:10 – School avoidance podcast episodes (Part 1 & Part 2)

    14:22 – Completing a risk assessment

    17:31 – Student Records

    18:40 – Importance of risk assessments

    21:04 – Impacts of 13 Reasons Why and Social Media

    22:34 – Frequency of training

    24:03 – AB 1767

    24:36 – AB 34

    24:52 – CDE & CSBA suicide prevention toolkits

    26:07 – Support to a district and community if a suicide occurs

    30:03 – Addressing suicide prevention and mental health issues during distance-learning times



     



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    • 39 min
    Episode 38: California’s Uniform Complaint Procedures: What You Need to Know in 2020

    Episode 38: California’s Uniform Complaint Procedures: What You Need to Know in 2020

    Host Sloan Simmons talks with Lozano Smith attorneys Marisa Lincoln and Carolyn Gemma about California’s Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP).  Their discussion covers increasingly important legal parameters and best practices for complying with the State’s UCP, and how the UCP interacts with best practices in investigations and other complaint processes, such as that before the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.



    Show Notes & References



    1:20 – What is the UCP?

    6:54 – California Code of Regulations, title 5, section 4600 et seq. and CSBA Model Policy and Regulation 1312.3

    7:03 – Types of complaints subject to the UCP

    8:59 – Types of complaints that are not subject to the UCP

    9:55 – Do UCP complaints need to be in writing?

    12:04 – Requirements of the UCP

    21:28 – Findings and Decision Letter

    35:23 – CDE appeals process

    43:55 – CSBA Model Policy and Regulation 5145.7 (Sexual Harassment Policy)

    44:13 – CSBA Model Policy and Regulation 5145.3 (Anti-Discrimination, Intimidation and Bullying Policy)

    48:45 – Education Code 234.1

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    Episode 37: The New Year Brings A Huge Wave of Affordable Housing Legislation: What Does It All Mean for California Cities?

    Episode 37: The New Year Brings A Huge Wave of Affordable Housing Legislation: What Does It All Mean for California Cities?

    Host Devon Lincoln talks with William P. Curley III and Jenell Van Bindsbergen, co-chairs of the firm’s Municipal Practice Group, about the unprecedented crush of affordable housing legislation enacted by the California Legislature in 2019.  The team discusses what the new laws mean for city governments, and how the legislation strikes at local control and other issues of importance to local municipalities.



    Show Notes & References



    1:34  Episode 14: Police in Schools - The Role of a School Resource Officer

    1:49  No Easy Answers - Cities, School Districts, and the Statewide Affordable Housing Crisis

    4:35  Assembly Bill (AB) 101

    23:19  Senate Bill (SB) 330 - Housing Crisis Act of 2019

    24:15  Ministerial Approval

    32:55  Interim Zoning (Government Code section 65858)

    35:37  Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

    43:29  AB 881 and AB 68

    44:38  AB 101 and SB 330: The Juggernauts of the 2019 Housing Laws (Client News Brief 76: December 2019)



     



    For more information on the topics discussed in this podcast, please visit our website at: www.lozanosmith.com/podcast.

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