Ferrara Fiorenza P.C.

On-Going Consultation

Our office is regularly involved in advising school boards and administrators on legal questions that arise during the course of day-to-day activities. This can include a wide range of services, including:

• Consultation, advice and related opinions with respect to school elections, including legal notices and other requirements.

• Consultation and advice with respect to annexation, consolidation and merger of districts, including mandated procedures and other related legal requirements.

• Advice and consultation in connection with proposed school closings, including representation of Boards of Education in appeals before the Commissioner of Education and the Courts.

• Counsel and representation in matters involving interscholastic athletics and related eligibility questions.

• Counsel and representation in connection with real property matters, including acquisition, disposition, and leasing and construction of facilities upon same.

• Counsel and representation relative to school construction projects, including contract analysis, bidding requirements and job-related litigation.

• Counsel and representation in connection with student residency requirements, attendance laws, truancy proceedings (PINS), academic standards, grades, promotion and graduation requirements.

• Counsel and representation relative to student disciplinary proceedings.

• Counsel and representation relative to transportation of students and related regulations involving safety and health.

• Advice and counsel relative to copyright protections and other matters involving intellectual property.

• Counsel and representation of component districts and BOCES in regional, coordinated negotiations with their respective employee unions relating to the establishment and operation of Distance Learning Networks.