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Mid-Year Update: Prequalification Requirements

School districts should be aware that effective January 1, 2024, Assembly Bill No. 1433 (2023) (“AB 1433”) amended Education Code section 20111.6 to expand the scope of projects subject to...

The Long-Anticipated Title IX Changes are Here

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Department of Education released final changes to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (the law that protects students, faculty, and staff from...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds “Nollan/Dolan” Constitutional Test Applies to Legislatively Imposed Impact Fees

During DWK’s “Navigating Developer Fees in 2024” Webinar held in March, we highlighted a 2022 California Court of Appeal decision involving impact fees that was, at that time, under review...

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...

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