Education Law: P-12 Schools


Sturgill Turner’s education law attorneys advise public and private schools across the state on compliance with a variety of federal and state laws, including Open Meetings and Open Records, Model Procurement Code issues, Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Utilizing our team’s depth of employment law experience, we’re poised to help schools manage personnel matters, such as teacher/faculty tenure, performance, discipline and dismissal, and whistleblower/retaliation cases.

We’re also well-versed on student matters, including student discipline, student health issues, and compliance with statutes such as the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and HIPAA.

We can counsel schools on litigation prevention practices and perform audits to uncover potential issues. Our attorneys are also prepared to assist school districts and school boards by acting as special investigators when circumstances require that an investigation of student or employee misconduct at any level be handled by an outside party.

Sturgill Turner’s service to schools includes advice and representation in all aspects of education law including:

  • General counsel services

  • Litigation relating to state and federal anti-discrimination laws including Title VII, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, FMLA, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Employee hiring and termination issues

  • Section 504, special education, and due process hearings

  • Teacher performance, discipline and dismissal

  • Constitutional claims such as free speech, the separation of church and state, religious freedoms, search and seizure issues and due process

  • Student discipline

  • Records and FERPA

  • Title IX compliance

  • Open Meetings Act

  • OCR, EEOC and KCHR charges and investigations

  • Policy issues

  • Construction, real estate, contractual matters, and school finance

  • Redistricting issues

  • Election issues

  • School accidents/injuries and worker’s compensation

  • Wage issues

  • Litigation Prevention Practices