• Legislation / Joint Legislative Advisory Committee (JLAC)

     

    AB438 Significant Changes in Classified Layoff Process

    On October 8, 2021, the Governor approved Assembly Bill (“AB”) 438.1 Effective January 1, 2022, Education Code section 45117 is amended to treat layoffs of permanent classified employees through essentially the same process that has long been used for layoffs of certificated employees. Our office will be conducting a workshop (“Layoffs 101”) on January 12, 2022, that will discuss the layoff and probationary non-reelection process for certificated employees and will also cover the new layoff process for classified employees. Our office will also be updating our “layoff packets” (which include instructions and model templates) to assist our clients in effectuating the new layoff process for classified employees.

     

    Annual Development Fee Accounting

    Reminder that Development Fee Accounting requirements must be met within 180 days after the last day of each fiscal year.  This year, 180 days after the last day of the fiscal year falls on Monday, December 27, 2021. As a result, it is recommend that Development Fee Accounting disclosure requirements be completed prior to any December holiday office closures. The following information and documents are provided to assist school districts maintain statutory compliance. Click here for Sample Resolutions attachment.

     

    Existing Charter Schools Offering Independent Study Must Apply for Nonclassroom-Based Funding Determination by February 1, 2022

    On November 9, 2021, the California Department of Education (“CDE”), Charter School Division, updated its Nonclassroom-Based Determination of Funding web page in light of the passage of Assembly Bill 98 and Section 75 of Senate Bill 820. The update included CDE’s Charter School Funding for Nonclassroom-Based Instruction for Fiscal Year 2021-22 letter, dated August 13, 2021 and Nonclassroom-Based Charter Schools Determination of Funding Request for the Fiscal Year 2021-22 letter, dated November 3, 2021.

     

    2021 Governing Board Elections and Organizational Meetings and Frequently Asked Questions

    Each school district and county office of education is required to hold an annual organizational meeting. In an election year, a school district organizational meeting must be held on a day within the fifteen (15) day period that commences with the date upon which a governing board member elected at that election takes office (the second Friday in December). In years in which no regular election for governing board members is conducted, the organizational meeting is held during that same fifteen day period. Exceptions to this rule are discussed below. This year, the date on which elected trustees will take office is December 10, 2021.