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The Firm represents school district clients in all areas of School Law such as:

  •     General Education Law, providing advice and counsel to school districts.
  •     Litigation, defending school districts and their insured in administrative proceedings and in state and federal court actions.
  •     Employee relations, including matters related to certified and classified personnel, such as documentation, evaluation, and termination; grievances; and Equal Employment Opportunity complaints.
  •     General legal matters involving students, including attendance requirements and student discipline.
  •     The education and discipline of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  •     School building programs, including review of architect, contractor, and construction management contracts and representation of the owner in construction-related disputes.
  •     Reapportionment and other election law matters.
  •     School finance, including the requirements of the South Carolina Education Finance Act and Education Improvement Act.
  •     State laws and regulations, such as the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act and the South Carolina Ethics Act.
  •     Board policy and administrative regulations, including policy recommendations and review.
  •     Staff development related to education law issues.
  •     School district relations with governmental entities, including county councils, county legislative delegations, the State Department of Education, the State Retirement System, the U.S. Department of Education, and the State Attorney General’s Office.
  •     Federal laws and regulations such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other civil rights laws

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