Legal Representation for Schools

Wolcott Rivers Gates regularly counsels school boards and administrators in connection with legal issues specific to our education system.

Our attorneys handle a variety of education & school law issues including:

  • School board governance

  • School board policy interpretation

  • Investigate complaints of illegal harassment, discrimination and bullying

  • Protect student’s FERPA rights

  • Respond to FOIA requests

  • Address concerns relating to Special Education Law

  • Review student and employee disciplinary actions for compliance with state and federal law

  • Provide guidance to administrators in the areas of FMLA/ADA Compliance.

  • Serve as an advocate for school boards, individual school board members, administrators, and other employees

Legal Issues Relating to School Law

  • Discrimination and harassment

  • Employment rights

  • School board governance

  • Special education - IDEA & 504 compliance

  • Student’s rights and disciplinary actions

  • Athletics - Title IX

  • Standards of curriculum

  • Facilities and property rights

  • Health and confidentiality of health records

  • School safety

  • Compliance with other state and federal laws and regulations

Practicing School Law Attorneys

Samuel L. Meekins, Esquire

Danielle N. Jarvis, Esquire