EDUCATION LAW

The attorneys at Rupp Baase help school districts with their various operational and governance issues. We understand your need to reduce liability risks. We work to employ economic solutions, innovative strategies, and practical planning to help districts avoid litigation whenever possible.  When districts cannot avoid litigation, however, we leverage our extensive experience handling claims, litigation, and special proceedings to vigorously defend district interests.

We know how to protect public assets, and we have worked with all levels of district personnel—board of education members, administrators, and staff—to obtain the best possible results. Our attorneys are frequent speakers and writers on litigation issues affecting school districts.

Our Education Law Capabilities Include:

  • Tort Liability Defense
  • Section 1983 and other Civil Rights Actions
  • Constitutional Issues Involving the First Amendment, Due Process, and Searches and Seizures
  • Accident and Loss Reporting
  • Dasa Complaints And Alleged Sexual Abuse Claims
  • Social Media And Bullying
  • Open Meetings Law And Freedom Of Information Law (Foil) Matters
  • Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (Ferpa) Matters
  • Drafting Policies, Regulations, Procedures, And Forms
  • Preparing Codes Of Conduct, Athletic Handbooks, District-Wide And Building-Level-Emergency-Response Plans, And Other Specialty Handbooks
  • Media Relations And Drafting Press Releases
  • Transportation Planning
  • Facility Use And Safety Matters
  • Board Procedures And Operations
  • Student Athletic Issues, Including Concussion Management Protocols And Forms, Eligibility Issues, Permission Forms, And Title Ix
  • Labor And Employment Matters
  • Employee And Student Rights And Discipline
  • Investigations
  • Grievances And Public Employment Relations Board (Perb) Proceedings
  • Collective Bargaining Negotiations And Litigation
  • Property Sale, Lease, And Acquisition, Including Environmental Review

Our Education Law Attorneys:

JILL YONKERS

Education Law / Insurance Defense Litigation / Municipality & Public Entity Law

SEAN COSTELLO

Business Law & Litigation / Education Law / Municipality & Public Entity Law