Charter school lawyers and private school lawyers advise on compliance with laws governing charter and private schools

Our education law attorneys can ensure that your charter or private school is in compliance with federal and local laws by:  

  • Conducting audits to ensure vital policies are in place to prevent child abuse and sexual abuse, and foster a culture of compliance.
  • Preparing employee and parent handbooks covering distinctive education policies.
  • Counseling on child abuse reporting, sexting, faculty misconduct, disclosure of student records, and immunization issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with wage and hour issues.
  • Drafting offer letters and employment agreements for staff, including teachers.
  • Preparing agreements with vendors, such as bus companies.
Employee Handbooks
Employee handbooks are one of the foundational documents that define an employment relationship, and this is no different in the school context. Our knowledge and experience in issues that matter most to schools are essential to creating a handbook that addresses the culture and legal requirements of a school setting.
Parent-Student Handbooks
We prepare parent-student handbooks for private schools, making sure to cover important issues that create strong and clear school policies and procedures.
Employee Relations
Our firm handles day-to-day employee relation questions involving faculty and non-faculty staff. We try to diffuse situations and provide practical solutions that will protect the school.
Teacher Contracts and HR Forms
We prepare carefully-crafted teacher contracts for our education clients as well as important forms and agreements relating to Human Resources matters.
Contract, Vendor Administration
Our firm prepares important school agreements relating to vendors and suppliers.
Student Immunization
We advise our education clients on issues relating to the requirements and exemptions relating to student immunizations.
Child Abuse
Our firm counsels our education clients on the state rules relating to the reporting of child abuse.
FERPA- Educational Records Privacy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides instructions and restrictions on when and how student records may be released to other parties. We counsel clients on the intricacies of these privacy laws.
Educational Plans for Special Needs Students
Our firm provides support to school administrators in creating 504 Plans under the Federal Rehabilitation Act and IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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