Claudia Weaver is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Monterey office where she practices in the firm's Facilities and Business and Charter School practice groups. Ms. Weaver focuses much of her practice on complex transactional matters, construction, solar projects and green energy, and general facilities and business issues. She also advises clients in matters concerning charter school governance and facilities and general board governance issues.
In addition to her work as an attorney, she has served as trustee for the Pacific Elementary School District since 2000, which has provided her with a client's perspective regarding the need for timely, practical legal counsel.
Ms. Weaver received her J.D. (magna cum laude
) from the University of San Francisco in 2004 and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Devon Lincoln talks with charter school law experts Ed Sklar and Claudia Weaver about the statewide conversation currently surrounding charter schools and the impact they have on traditional public schools. From recent teacher strikes, to the election of a new Superintendent of Public Instruction, to a raft of new legislative proposals, the role of charter schools is front and center in California politics right now. Ed and Claudia discuss the shift in the debate regarding charter schools, the origins of this debate, the issues it raises, and what the future might hold for educational options in the state.