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Education Law: K-12 Schools

Sturgill Turner’s Education Law team advises 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

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