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September 1, 2023
Hans Graff
Legal Brief

Board action is required if your districts intends to designate additional days as non-business days for public information requests.

August 29, 2023
Sheryl Moore
News | Upcoming Webinar Series: School Finance

Plan now to join the engaging attorneys from the Leon | Alcala Law Firm for our series on School Finance – A Legal Perspective.

August 16, 2023
Michelle Alcala
News | Legal Brief

As preparations are in progress for the start of a new school year, the unfortunate reality is that districts will need to respond to school safety issues throughout the year, including “terroristic threats.”

July 18, 2023
Hans Graff
News | Legal Brief

In a preliminary ruling, a U.S. District Court refused to dismiss 504/ADA claims against Leander Independent School District...

June 7, 2023
T. Deon Warner
News | Announcement

Deon has more than thirty years of experience as a transactional lawyer. He represents clients in all areas of Real Estate law, Complex Transactional matters, and Contract law.

May 23, 2023
News | Legal Brief

If your district is considering a bond election this fall, you need to be aware of important dates, deadlines, and requirements.

April 14, 2023
Hans Graff
News | Legal Brief

In Fall 2021, members of a community group complained about certain books in the children’s sections or otherwise highly visible sections...

April 10, 2023
News | Legal Brief

On April 6, the U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would allow schools to exclude some transgender athletes from competing on sports teams that match their gender identifies and comply with Title IX.

March 29, 2023
Hans Graff
News | The Legal Brief

A deaf student filed a due process hearing against his school district and after settling his...

March 27, 2023
News | Announcement

We are pleased to announce Sarah A. Reynolds has joined the firm as a Senior Attorney.

March 21, 2023
John Janssen
News | Legal Brief

In February, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued guidance aimed at helping K-12 schools and colleges and universities determine...

February 14, 2023
Hans Graff
News | The Legal Brief

In Garcia et. al. v. Morath, et. al., 122 LRP 29203, (W.D. Tex. 2022) Plaintiffs alleged that they had been denied...

January 25, 2023
Hans Graff
News | The Legal Brief

With the intense public focus on library book challenges, many of our clients have experienced an explosion of requests for documents...

January 19, 2023
John Janssen
News | The Legal Brief

The U.S. Department of Education’s (“DOE”) Agency Rule List indicates that new Title IX regulations will be issued in May 2023...

January 18, 2023
Ben Morse
News | Announcement

Leon | Alcala Adds Former Orrick Attorney to Lead its Public Finance Group...

January 9, 2023
Hans Graff
News | The Legal Brief

In 2021, the U.S. U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Mahanoy Area Sch. Dist. v. B.L. ex rel. Levy, 141 S. Ct. 2038, 2045, 210 L.Ed.2d 403 (2021), which concerned a public high school’s ability under the First Amendment to discipline students for “private” off-campus social media posts that made their way on to campus and were determined to amount to “severe bullying or harassment targeting particular” classmates...

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