Legal Services represents the District in all legal proceedings to which it is a party, including state and federal court proceedings, arbitrations and administrative hearings.  In addition, Legal Services provides legal advice to the Board of Education, the Superintendent, Senior Management, department/division heads and site administrators.

The areas in which we provide legal advice and/or representation include the following:

Education Law

  • Pupil records and confidentiality under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Mandated Child Abuse Reporting
  • Suspension, expulsion and transfer of students
  • First Amendment rights
  • Special Education
  • Discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment


  • The Ralph M. Brown Act
  • The California Tort Claims Act
  • The California Public Records Act
  • Board Member Elections and Appointments
  • Political activity

Labor and Employment

  • Collective bargaining
  • Transfer and assignment
  • Employee and retiree benefit rights
  • Employee discipline
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • First Amendment rights


  • The acquisition and disposition of District property
  • The proper use of restricted funds
  • Issuance of financial instruments
  • The Civic Center Act
  • CEQA
  • Public agency contracting

Contact Us

Legal Services 

4100 Normal Street, Room 2148
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619-725-5630
Fax: 619-725-5639