SCHOOL LAW

Our attorneys provide guidance on a daily basis to school administrators on matters such as public information requests, contracts, student discipline, parental rights, student records, open meetings, procurement, and handling parent/student or public grievances. Members of the firm have provided numerous trainings on the Safe Schools Act, FERPA and Family Law, managing employee leaves and absences, preventing student discrimination and harassment, preventing workplace discrimination and harassment, and social media policies and recommendations. In addition, the firm advises clients in matters involving student rights and privacy interests. Members of the firm have litigated cases involving student discipline matters, UIL participation, student religious and political expression, valedictorian and salutatorian challenges, and challenges to student academic competitions. Members of the firm have handled numerous contested student discipline hearings and appeals.


SCHOOL LAW PRACTICE AREAS

  • Local Governance
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Purchasing & Acquisition
  • Contract Review
  • Elections and Redistricting
  • Construction
  • Civil Rights
  • Investigations
  • Student Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

  • School District Police Departments, School Marshall Programs, and School Guardians
  • Special Education 504
  • Student Records/FERPA
  • Open Meetings Act
  • Public Information Act
  • Parent/Student Grievances
  • Student Discipline
  • Safe Schools Act
  • First Amendment

  • Intellectual Property
  • Public Grievances
  • Interlocal Cooperation Agreements
  • Condemnation and Annexation
  • Policy Review and Development
  • District of Innovation
  • Trainings (e.g., Board Training, Student Discipline, Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discipline and Documentation, ADA Compliance, and other personnel and school law topics)