CSBA webinar helps trustees navigate social media use following Supreme Court decision

An April 12 webinar hosted by CSBA explained how school board members can take steps to create a personal social media page where they are not speaking on behalf of their local educational agency, using the standards established by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier.

U.S. Supreme Court reinforces First Amendment rights of school board members in O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier

In a resounding victory for school board members on March 15, the United States Supreme Court developed a new and more restrictive test for determining when public officials can be held liable for First Amendment violations related to management of their social media accounts. The […]

Southern California charter schools challenge State Board’s denial in court

On Nov. 1, 2023, Vista Charter Public Schools (Vista) filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education (SBE) challenging its decision to affirm the denial of its charter petition by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles County Board of Education […]

Judge denies dismissal of case involving teachers’ objection to student privacy rights

On Sept. 14, 2023, Judge Roger Benitez of the United States District Court of the Southern District of California issued an order granting two teachers’ motion for preliminary injunction and denying the motions of the Escondido Union School District, the members of the California State […]

George Brinsmead et al. v Elk Grove Unified School District et al

On Sept. 18, 2023, the Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District of California issued its opinion reversing the Sacramento County Superior Court’s order of dismissal of a wrongful death complaint against Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD). The plaintiffs sued EGUSD for the […]