On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a letter withdrawing joint guidance previously issued by the Departments regarding transgender students in public schools. Less than a year ago, the Departments, under the Obama Administration, issued a Dear Colleague Letter taking the position that Title IX’s prohibition on […]
At Smith Peters Kalail, we provide comprehensive legal services to Ohio school boards at a reasonable cost. We help districts avoid financial and legal frustrations so they can focus on what is most important: educating children.
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We are pleased to announce that David Hirt has been named a Director of the firm. David, who will be chairing the firm’s litigation practice, has been representing school boards for over 17 years in many areas of education law. He has extensive experience handling litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings such as […]
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District in which it will decide the level of educational benefit that school districts must offer to students with disabilities. This is the first case to reach the Supreme Court regarding the meaning of free […]