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Education Law: K-12 Schools

Our education law team of school attorneys advise public and private schools across Kentucky 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.

Our education law attorneys are 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 education law 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.


  • S.S., a minor, by and through his parents and next friends v. Eastern Kentucky University, et al., Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 06-6165 (affirmed summary judgment on claims brought by a student at Model Laboratory Middle School on IDEA claims).
  • Reynolds v. Stumbo, et al., Shelby Circuit Court (obtained summary judgment on behalf of school defendants on claims of alleged failure to prevent teacher sexual misconduct).
  • King v. Silberman, et al., Fayette Circuit Court (summary judgment granted on behalf of three supervisory school employees in defense of alleged employee sexual harassment).

Salsburey, Staying within Ethical Boundaries in Conducting School District Investigations, presentation for the Council of School Board Attorneys (CSBA) Winter Meeting (2016).

Salsburey, Stay Out of My Face(Book)! A School Attorney’s Guide to Social Networking in the Workplace, SBGA’s Winter Meeting (2011)

Salsburey, Whose Tube is YouTube? Knowing When a School can Discipline Cyber-Bullying and Other Student Internet Misconduct, Kentucky School Board Association’s Annual Conference (2009)

Salsburey, What’s Mine is Yours: Tax Consequences of Employer-Sponsored Leave-Sharing Plans, Inquiry & Analysis: A publication of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (October 2011)

Salsburey, Common Misunderstandings About Open Records and Open Meetings: Four Truths Every School Administrator Must Know, Kentucky School Leader: A Publication of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (Winter 2008)

Salsburey, Subduing the Subpoena: Suggestions for a More Manageable Approach, Inquiry & Analysis: A publication of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (December 2007)

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