What if I can’t use a pesticide on campus?

If you can’t or don’t want to use harsh chemicals to kill weeds, think about green alternatives.  Try Vinegar Weed Killer. Here’s the info: http://www.checnet.org/healthehouse/education/articles-detail.asp?Main_I D=449 If you just “Google” the words: vinegar weed killer – a ton of sites will pop up. Main Ingredients Vinegar Lemon Juice Salt Soap Lots of alternatives for bug Read more about What if I can’t use a pesticide on campus?[…]

Can I fulfill my mandated reporting duties by reporting to a school police officer?

The short answer is “no.”  Many of us turn to the School Resource Officer and that can get us in trouble in a hurry.  School police and school resource officers are specifically excluded from accepting reports from a mandated reporter under California Penal Code section 11165.9 11165.9. Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect shall Read more about Can I fulfill my mandated reporting duties by reporting to a school police officer?[…]

What are mandated reporters?

Mandated Reporters are people employed in several vocations that are required under the California Penal Code to report certain child abuse, child neglect, sexual molestation and other violations against children to law enforcement.  The definition of mandated reporter is governed by Section 11165.7.  See below: 11165.7. (a) As used in this article, “mandated reporter” is Read more about What are mandated reporters?[…]

What bill governed the sexual harassment training requirement?

AB1825 of the 2003/2004 session is what placed the 2-hour training sexual harassment requirement on supervisors.  The full text of the chaptered bill can be found here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/03-04/bill/asm/ab_1801-1850/ab_1825_bill_20040930_chaptered.html This bill implemented Government Code Section 12950.1 and requires 2 hours of in-class training or interactive training for organizations with 50 or more employees. The full text Read more about What bill governed the sexual harassment training requirement?[…]

What’s the biggest mistake with 39-month rehire made in regard to workers compensation?

The 39-month rehire process is lengthy and has many requirements.  Failing to meet one of these requirements means that you can delay the start of the 39-month rehire process or void it all together.  Properly managing the 39-month rehire process has many benefits to both the employee and the school district or public entity managing Read more about What’s the biggest mistake with 39-month rehire made in regard to workers compensation?[…]

Where can I find the California Codes and Bills?

The best place to find the actual text of a regulation or bill is at at www.leginfo.ca.gov Please keep in mind that not all regulations are listed on the above website, especially Title 5.  For the full CCR you should go here: http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/search/default.asp?RS=GVT1.0&VR=2.0&SP=CCR-1000 Another important fact is that Title 24, Building Code is not available Read more about Where can I find the California Codes and Bills?[…]

Can I bring a gun onto a school campus in California? The Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995 – Firearms

Okay, you are probably asking yourself, why would we address this issue in a public forum?  Again, we are here to manage risk, not avoid it.  And if you know where to find certain codes, you are better able to answer questions and put a stop to risky exposures. Is it allowed? In California the Read more about Can I bring a gun onto a school campus in California? The Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995 – Firearms[…]