Ruth E. Mendyk

Partner | Fresno

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Tel: 559.431.5600
Fax: 559.261.9366
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Ruth E. Mendyk is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Fresno office and co-chair of the firm's Students Practice Group. She specializes in facilities and business matters for public school districts. Her broad experience includes counseling school districts in the areas of public bidding, contract negotiations, public records, Brown Act and open meeting laws. Since joining Lozano Smith in 1996, Ms. Mendyk has also represented school districts and county offices of education in areas such as personnel matters, student issues, and general education law.

She has also worked extensively with school districts, cities and other public agencies in negotiating real property purchase agreements and in the eminent domain process.

Presenter Experience

Ms. Mendyk has conducted workshops and seminars for school district administrators on a variety of topics, including personnel matters, as well as board governance issues. She has also presented for the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA).

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Mendyk is a member of CASBO and the California Council of School Attorneys. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Fresno County Young Lawyers Association.


Ms. Mendyk received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Bid Thresholds Raised for 2021

By: Ruth MendykShawn VanWagenen-

Bullying Victims Granted Expanded Transfer Rights

By: Ruth MendykCrystal Pizano-

Senate Bill 98 Suspends LCAPs for 2020-2021; Instead, LEAs Must Adopt a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

By: Ruth MendykAmanda Cordova-

CDE Issues Template for Written Report in Place of LCAP; Executive Order N-56-20 Changes Budget Adoption Process for 2020-2021

By: Ruth MendykJames McCann-

Major Changes Announced for Spring 2020 AP, SAT, and ACT Exams

By: Ruth Mendyk-

Bid Thresholds Raised For 2020

By: Ruth MendykShawn VanWagenen-

New Laws Promote Student Safety: Bullying, Harassment, And Suicide Prevention

By: Ruth Mendyk-

Two New Laws Add Duties Regarding Student Sexual Harassment Policies And Domestic Violence Resource Information

By: Ruth Mendyk-

New Law Requiring Later Start Times For Middle Schools And High Schools Creates Uncertainty For Educational Agencies

By: Ruth MendykJoshua Whiteside-

New Laws Narrow The Use Of Medical Exemptions For Student Immunizations

By: Ruth MendykNicholas Felahi-

Legislature Addresses Student Use Of Smartphones At School

By: Ruth MendykAimee PerryJoshua Whiteside-

"Limited Due Process" Appropriate For Subcontractor Substitution Hearings

By: Ruth MendykWesley Carlson-

Bid Thresholds Raised For 2019

By: Ruth Mendyk-

New Laws on Enrollment Offer Students More Flexibility and Stability and Require Website Posting by January 1, 2019

By: Ruth MendykNicholas Felahi-

New Laws Aim to Address Bullying and Suicide Prevention

By: Ruth Mendyk-

New Laws Promote Student Health and Safety

By: Ruth MendykNicholas Felahi-

School District Bid Threshold Raised for 2018

By: Ruth Mendyk-

New Title IX Website Posting Required by July 1

By: Ruth MendykNicholas Felahi-

Reminder - Looming June 30 Deadline for Posting Competitive Athletics Data

By: Ruth MendykDesiree Serrano-

The Department of Industrial Relations Suspends Electronic Submission of Certified Payroll Records by Contractors

By: Ruth MendykArne Sandberg-

April 1 Deadline for Filing Form 700's

By: Ruth MendykDavid Wolfe-

Morgan Hill Court Modifies Protocol Regarding Disclosure of Student Data

By: Ruth MendykHarold Freiman-

Notice of Disclosure of Student Records

By: Harold FreimanRuth Mendyk-

Fall 2019 Legislative Roundup - Student Bills

By: Ruth MendykAimee Perry-

Sloan Simmons talks with Lozano Smith Student Practice Group Leaders Ruth Mendyk and Aimee Perry regarding this year's legislative enactments impacting students and tips for school districts in preparing for compliance with these new laws.