California Municipal Law Blog

Application of the Healthy Schools Act to Child Care Facilities: What Agencies Need to Know

by on May 24, 2017

posted in Schools,

The Healthy Schools Act is found in Education Code Sections 17608 – 17614 (the “Act”). Adopted in 2000, its purpose is to provide for the least toxic pest control management around “schoolsites.”  However, although found in the Education Code, the definition of “schoolsites” is very broad and applies to a range of public child care facilities that may be operated by agencies other than school districts, including park and recreation districts. The Act also applies when a public agency is the owner of a facility that houses a childcare facility.  ... Continue Reading

tags: Child care facilities, Healthy Schools Act, pesticides,

Governor Signs New Law Affecting School District “Lease-Leaseback” Programs

by on October 20, 2016

posted in Legislative Updates, Schools,

On September 23, 2016 Governor Brown signed AB2316 which makes significant changes to the Lease-Leaseback construction program that school districts  have been successfully using for years. The bill arises primarily out of recent litigation in Fresno stemming from allegations of corruption and partiality. These new changes, set to take effect on January 1, 2017, among other revisions, specifically delete the phrase “without advertising for bid” from Education Code §17406 and add a new competitive bidding process to the lease-leaseback procedure. Additionally, it includes a specific provision ... Continue Reading

tags: AB 2316, Lease, Lease-back, Pre-constuction, School construction, School Districts,