At a Glance
Ty focuses primarily on general education law, school business and facilities issues.
He counsels school districts and community colleges on a wide range of general education law, business and governance issues.
Ty is a member of several organizations, including the California Association of School Business Officials and the California School Boards Association.
Tyree K. Dorward focuses primarily on general education law, school business and facilities issues, as well as public works purchasing, bidding and construction issues. He is a partner in Best & Krieger LLP's San Diego office.
School Business & Facilities
Ty counsels school districts and community colleges on a wide range of general education law, business and governance issues, such as the Brown Act, Public Records Act and other business issues including, but not limited to, purchase and asset management of real property, energy conservation measures, technology procurement/use and other Education Code compliance issues. Ty also advises school districts and community colleges on all aspects of school facilities construction, modernization and operation including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and regulation by federal and state agencies. Ty’s knowledge in these areas also includes school site acquisition, alternative school construction delivery methods like lease-leaseback and design-build, as well as the permissible uses of school facilities under the Civic Center Act/Education Code and the collection of development impact fees/developer mitigation issues.
In addition to his work with school districts and community college districts, Ty works with a variety of other public agencies in all matters associated with public works purchasing, bidding, and construction, including drafting contract language, resolving bidding and bonding issues, prevailing wage law issues, addressing stop notice claims, as well as architectural and construction disputes. Ty’s background in public works also includes extensive experience with alternative construction delivery methods including design-build, construction management multi-prime and at-risk, as well as the traditional design-bid-build method.
Ty regularly participates in and speaks at workshops and training sessions with a variety of school district organizations including the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, the California Association of School Business Officials, the California School Boards Association and the Community College Facility Coalition.
Ty is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
University of California, Davis, B.S., environmental policy analysis and planning
San Diego County Bar Association
Coalition for Adequate School Housing
California Association of School Business Officials
California School Boards Association
Community College Facility Coalition
Sep 27, 2016
Lease-Leaseback Legislation Signed Into Law
California School District Construction Projects Will be Impacted
Sep 30, 2014
Court of Appeal Issues Decision Clarifying the Applicability of Prevailing Wage Law to Offsite Fabrication of Materials
Decision Impacts Public Works Projects in California
Jul 10, 2014
All California Contractors and Subcontractors Involved with Public Works Projects Now Required to Register With State by March 1, 2015
Urgency Legislation SB 854 Passed by California Legislature
Authored Articles & Publications
Jan 8, 2014
Emerging Trends in Education Law: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Recent Developments on K-12 Campuses
By Tyree K. Dorward, Dina Harris, et. al
- “Leading Lawyers on Understanding Recent Developments on K-12 Campuses,” chapter of “Emerging Trends in Education Law,” Aspatore Books, January 2014
“FCC Seeks Input to Improve E-Rate School & Library Technology Program,” BB&K Legal Alert, July 24, 2013
“Top 10 Changes to Stop Notice Procedures for Public Agencies,” BB&K Legal Alert, July 30, 2012
“New Compliance Monitoring Unit To Administer Statewide Prevailing Wage Labor Compliance Program,” BB&K Legal Alert, Jan. 6, 2012