School Law/Education

Experienced in the unique issues arising in the school environment, such as students’ rights, collective bargaining, Special Education, and the hiring and firing of school personnel including teachers, KP Law can meet the complete legal needs of school committees and school districts. Through periodic bulletins, we keep our clients up-to-date on the latest case law, statutory changes, and employment trends, particularly those impacting schools.

The firm’s primary school law practice areas include:

School Law

All aspects of M.G.L.70, c.71, c.72, c.74, c.76, including:
  • Student Records
  • Title IX
  • Attendance
  • Student Discipline
  • Office of Civil Rights Inquiries
  • Harassment of Students

Employment Related Litigation

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Labor Relations Commission
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • State and Federal Court litigation, including due process and equal protection claims

Labor Negotiations

  • Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements including collaborative bargaining
  • Representation at proceedings regarding Arbitrations and Contract Disputes, including Collective Bargaining-related Grievances

General Labor and Employment Services

  • Policy Drafting and Implementation
  • Advice on the Provision of Health Insurance under G.L. c. 32B
  • CORI Questions
  • Advice regarding Employee Hiring and Termination
  • Negotiation and Drafting of Non-Union Employment Contracts
  • Guidance on the requirements of state and federal laws relating to employment such as FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and G.L. c. 151B
  • Retirement Issues
  • Training Seminars (for example, fair employment practices, updates on school law, and sexual harassment prevention training)