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State Supreme Court denies petition for review; Charter schools must be located within geographic boundaries of the authorizing district

25 January 2017 - On Jan. 18, 2017, the Supreme Court denied the Petition for Review in Anderson Union High School District v. Shasta Secondary Home School.

Some legal invoices not subject to disclosure

25 January 2017 - On Dec. 29, 2016, the California Supreme Court held in Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court that the legal invoices that are closely related to attorney-client communication, such as invoices in pending and active legal matters, are protected by the attorney-client privilege and are therefore not subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act.

Highlights of U.S. Secretary of Education confirmation hearing

18 January 2017 - Late yesterday, the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee held Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing.

Legislative Update: Governor’s Proposition 98 proposal revives minimum guarantee downward

18 January 2017 - A series of accounting maneuvers in Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget revises the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee for 2015-16 downwar

U.S. Department of Education calls for peer reviews for ESSA state plans

11 January 2017 - The U.S. Department of Education is seeking highly qualified individuals to serve in a critical role as peer reviewers of State plans, as required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

California Court Upholds Elimination of Pension Benefit

11 January 2017 - A California Court of Appeal has upheld a California law that eliminated a pension benefit for CalPERS eligible employees.

Reserve cap would hit small and basic aid districts the hardest

11 January 2017 - The new two-year legislative session convened on Jan. 4, and with it comes the commencement of CSBA’s 2017-18 Governance First Legislative Agenda.