GHS Wins Landmark Victory for Napa Valley Unified School District Supporting Local Control

Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP, lead counsel for Napa Valley Unified School District, prevailed in the the landmark case of NVUSD v. California State Board of Education in Sacramento Superior Court. See details of NVUSD’s resounding victory and a link to the Court’s ruling in NVUSD’s press release below. Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP [...]

GHS Wins Landmark Victory for Napa Valley Unified School District Supporting Local Control2024-03-04T22:17:38+00:00

Sending our collective Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Flores on her well-deserved retirement as Superintendent of the Gilroy Unified School District. She has the longest tenure of any Superintendent in Santa Clara County and a string of recognitions, including Superintendent of the year a few years ago. Garcia Hernández Sawhney is proud of having served as [...]

Sending our collective Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores2023-02-23T21:48:17+00:00

California Charter School Reforms Enacted: Overview of AB-1505 and AB-1507

California Charter School Reforms Enacted: Overview of AB-1505 and AB-1507 October 9, 2019 By: Alex Sears On October 3, 2019, Governor Newsom signed into law two bills (AB-1505 and AB-1507) which make significant changes to the Education Code provisions that deal with charter school petition approval, petition renewal, and location of operations. [...]

California Charter School Reforms Enacted: Overview of AB-1505 and AB-15072023-02-23T20:31:00+00:00

New Title IX Regulations: What You Need to Know Before They Go Into Effect

NEW TITLE IX REGULATIONS: What You Need to Know Before They Go Into Effect Katherine Riggs On May 6, 2020, the US Department of Education issued its long-awaited final regulations concerning sexual harassment and sexual assault in K-12 schools, colleges and universities.  The new regulations, which take effect on August 14, 2020, [...]

New Title IX Regulations: What You Need to Know Before They Go Into Effect2023-10-02T18:03:22+00:00

Civil Rights Attorney Katherine Riggs Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP welcomes KATIE RIGGS as Of Counsel. Ms. Riggs comes to GHS after a long and distinguished career that includes over 30 years with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in San Francisco, California. Katie’s experience at OCR includes handling complex civil rights compliance reviews and [...]

Civil Rights Attorney Katherine Riggs Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP2023-04-19T21:18:08+00:00

Mary Hernández Selected as Mentor for English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative

During a four day retreat in February 2016, Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP  Partner Mary Hernández participated as a mentor in the launch of the English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative (ELLLI). ELLLI is a program of Californians Together in partnership with the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE). The goal of the Initiative [...]

Mary Hernández Selected as Mentor for English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative2023-02-23T20:40:00+00:00

GHS Sponsors Exhibit Honoring Women’s Progress in the Legal Profession

On November 11, 2015, Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP  Partner Mary T. Hernández attended the Opening Exhibit of Luminarias de la Ley, Luminaries of the Law at the University of Denver in Colorado. The Exhibit features original research on the First Latina Lawyers (1900-1980) by GHS former partner Dolores Atencio. Approximately 47 mounted panels [...]

GHS Sponsors Exhibit Honoring Women’s Progress in the Legal Profession2023-02-23T20:54:00+00:00

GHS Participates in Program to Promote Faculty Diversity for Community Colleges

Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP is proud to provide pro bono services for the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) spearheaded by Thuy Nguyen, Interim General Counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The Initiative included a 3-part Webinar Series focused on Equal Employment Opportunity and Faculty Diversity. The webinar series is part of IEPI's efforts [...]

GHS Participates in Program to Promote Faculty Diversity for Community Colleges2023-02-23T20:53:43+00:00

California Equal Pay Act Applicable to Both Private and Public Employers

The California Fair Pay Act, Senate Bill 358, was approved by Governor Brown on October 6, 2015 and will take effect January 1, 2016. The bill modifies California's existing equal pay laws (Labor Code section 1197.5) in the following ways: 1. Existing law prohibits employers from paying any employee less than another employee [...]

California Equal Pay Act Applicable to Both Private and Public Employers2023-04-19T21:26:04+00:00

Schools Need to Keep Good Records on Students’ Participation in Competitive Sports during all of 2015-2016 (and beyond)

In August 2014, the Governor signed SB 1349 which supplements the Sex Equity in Education Act so as to require all schools (including charter schools) offering competitive sports (i.e., any sport that has a coach and a governing organization, practices and competes during a defined season, and has competition as its primary goal) to [...]

Schools Need to Keep Good Records on Students’ Participation in Competitive Sports during all of 2015-2016 (and beyond)2023-04-19T21:26:14+00:00
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