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Knight Nicastro & MacKay’s attorneys have represented school districts in all school-related legal matters. We can offer experienced counsel in collective bargaining, grievances, unfair labor practice allegations, financing and bonds, policies and procedures, personnel matters, special education, student disability, student discipline, construction contracts, risk management and liability, property tax appeal defense, and referenda. Our attorneys have represented high school and elementary school districts and have assisted them with their day-to-day needs such as policy and board governance, as well as financial and other challenges that they must face. Our services include:

  • Attendance at Board meetings and special meetings
  • Contract review
  • FOIA and OMA compliance issues
  • Assistance with drafting policies, procedures and handbooks
  • Counsel on personnel issues
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Legislative updates
  • Bond work
  • Bidding process
  • Expansion of facilities
  • Purchase of land
  • Construction law
  • Special education, including student disability issues and Section 504 issues
  • Student Records Act and privacy issues
  • Discipline and residency hearings
  • Title IX compliance
  • School safety
  • Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment