Calling all charter school board members, executive directors & principals! Join us for this series of webinars created to get board members and staff up-to-date with the latest on the Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest, Form 700 Compliance, and Public Records Act. For the convenience of registrants at the following webinars, we will be recording if you cannot make the scheduled time. You may view the recorded session for a limited time following the presentation.

Comprehensive Brown Act Training for Boards and Staff

This webinar will teach you everything you need to know to run a charter school meeting complying with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Learn the ins and outs of areas cited by school district authorizers as the most common violations of the law. Learn strategies for avoiding mistakes that can lead to revocation or non-renewal of your charter or costly investigations into your governance processes. Learn how to cure mistakes once they have been made so that the impacts of mistakes can be minimized.

DATE:

Thursday
February 9, 2023

TIME:

6:00–7:15 PM

COST:

$75

PRESENTED BY:

Jerry Simmons

Jerry W. Simmons, ESQ.
Partner

Kaela Haydu

Kaela Haydu, ESQ.
Senior Counsel

Complying with California Conflict of Interest Laws

This webinar will review conflict of interest laws applicable to charter schools and discuss how to comply with these laws. In addition, we will review some issues that commonly arise in charter schools, including hiring of relatives or contracting with organizations in which members of your board or staff have a financial interest. We will also review concerns raised by granting agencies, FCMAT, and the Fair Political Practices Commission that have led to revocation and non-renewal of charter schools or fines and criminal prosecution of charter school leaders.

DATE:

Thursday
February 16, 2023

TIME:

6:00–7:15 PM

COST:

$75

PRESENTED BY:

Jerry Simmons

Jerry W. Simmons, ESQ.
Partner

Help is Here! Filling Out Statement of Economic Interest

Senate Bill 126 added Education Code Section 47604.1, which expressly requires charter schools to comply with the Political Reform Act (“Act”). Part of that Act includes the duty of public officials, such as charter school board members and most of the administrative team, to file an annual Statement of Economic Interest (or “Form 700”) before April 1. The Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) exercises jurisdiction and enforcement of the Act and can penalize and fine individuals that fail to file (or late file) or file inaccurate Form 700s.

In this webinar, we will provide a basic overview of Form 700, including which types of financial interests must be disclosed and which ones are exempt from disclosure:

  • Investments (e.g., stocks, bonds, and other interests)
  • Income and loans
  • 401k Account
  • Ownership in a Business
  • Gifts
  • Real Property (e.g., primary, rental, commercial)
  • Spouse/Partner’s Income

DATE:

Thursday
March 2, 2023

TIME:

6:00–7:00 PM

COST:

$60

PRESENTED BY:

Kimberly Rodriguez

Kimberly Rodriguez, ESQ.
Senior Counsel

Public Records Act

There is a substantial increase in the number of Public Records Act requests being filed with charter schools. Charter school adversaries are using the PRA to expose weaknesses in compliance and operations and to gather text messages and emails that both senders and recipients assumed would be private because they were using personal phones and email addresses. This webinar will teach you how to respond to these requests. You will learn strategies to protect as much information as possible while remaining compliant. You will also hear about what happens when missteps in the response process lead to litigation.

DATE:

Thursday
April 20, 2023

TIME:

6:00–7:15 PM

COST:

$75

PRESENTED BY:

Paul Minney

Paul C. Minney, ESQ.
Partner

Kimberly Rodriguez

Kimberly Rodriguez, ESQ.
Senior Counsel

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