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2023 Legislative and Case Law Highlights – K-12 School Districts

2023 Legislative and Case Law Highlights – K-12 School Districts

Countdown to the Bond Part 2 – January 2024

Are You Considering a March or November 2024 Bond Election? Now is the Time to Begin Preparing Your Ballot Measure! Countdown to the Bond is a multi-part series of legal...

Adjusted Bid Thresholds for Contracts Effective January 1, 2024

Effective January 1, 2024, the bid threshold for contracts awarded by school districts competitively bid pursuant to Public Contract Code (PCC) section 20111(a) increased from $109,300 to $114,500 (link available here)....

Changes for Trustee Area Transition Process are Coming in 2024

Changes for Trustee Area Transition Process are Coming in 2024 Since the enactment of the California Voting Rights Act (“CVRA”) in 2001, local agencies throughout the State have been converting...

New Ruling With Potential Impacts On Lease-Leaseback Contract Validation – Court Holds Proposed Public Contract That Did Not Include The Payment Amount Was Not Subject To Validation

Earlier this year, we highlighted the California Supreme Court’s decision in Davis v. Fresno Unified School Dist. (2023) 14 Cal.5th 671 (“Davis II”), which held that lease-leaseback construction contracts that...

At-Large Elections Remain Subject to Challenge Under Supreme Court Ruling

In the first California Voting Rights Act (“CVRA”) lawsuit to reach the California Supreme Court, the Court refused to narrow the scope of its application. (Pico Neighborhood Association v. City...

Breaking News: District Parcel Tax Based on Square Footage with a Cap is Legal

District Parcel Tax Based on Square Footage with a Cap is Legal DWK recently prevailed in the California Court of Appeal on a case of significant impact for school districts. ...

Charter School Developments: Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill and Lawsuit Decisions on Charter Petition Denials

Items in the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill and Decision in lawsuits challenging State Board of Education action reversing local board charter petition denials. Summary The Governor signed the Education...

Countdown to the Bond Part 1 – May 2023

Are You Considering a March or November 2024 Bond Election? Now is the Time to Get Your Bond Election Planning Team on Board! Countdown to the Bond is a multi-part...

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