As the leading education law firm in the state of Idaho, the education attorneys at Anderson, Julian & Hull work with school districts and charter schools throughout Idaho concerning claims involving injuries sustained by students, teacher/administrator claims and disputes, special education claims, Idaho State Board of Education policies, actions and disputes.
Student Injuries and Claims
The education attorneys at Anderson, Julian & Hull work with school districts throughout Idaho in claims concerning injuries sustained by students.
Regardless of whether those injuries occurred on the bus, the playground, the gym, the classroom, during extracurricular activities, or in the lunch line.
Our experienced attorneys are more than equipped to address any claim.
Idaho has adopted the Idaho Tort Claims Act with various immunities and defenses that may be utilized by school districts (or other governmental entities) when defending such claims.
The education attorneys at Anderson Julian & Hull are well versed in Idaho’s Tort Claims Act, arguing numerous cases before the Idaho Supreme Court.
Teacher/Administrator Claims and Disputes
Idaho has enacted specific statutes pertaining to administrator and teacher contracts for Idaho education institutions.
The education attorneys at Anderson, Julian & Hull have represented many school district in disputes or claims by teachers, or other certified personnel that the district failed to comply with the statutory requirements.
The education Attorneys at Anderson, Julian & Hull have lead the state in cases pertaining teacher compensation, administrator compensation, RIFs and the requirements of Idaho law regarding those provisions.
They have also assisted multiple school districts in negotiating Master Teacher contracts.
The Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) creates a framework by which students with disabilities are provided Individual Education Plans (IEP) to allow the student access to the educational system.
This ensures the students receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
The education attorneys at Anderson Julian & Hull have participated in multiple IEP meetings, consulted with numerous school districts with regarding manifestation determination proceedings and participated in due process hearing.
They have also assisted various school districts concerning administrative complaints filed by the Idaho Department of Education.
The education attorneys at Anderson Julian & Hull are willing and able to consult with school districts and provide suggestions, advice, and consultation regarding the unique issues that arise in the Special Education/504 settings.
Board Policies, Actions and Disputes
There are 113 school districts and approximately 30 charter schools in the state of Idaho.
A Board of Trustees whose duties, responsibilities, and obligations are identified by the Idaho statutes that govern such entities.
Because school boards are public entities, the school boards are subject to the Idaho Open Meeting Statutes, Competitive Bidding Statutes, Ethics in Government Statutes and a myriad of other governmental statutes and regulations.
Both federal and state must be followed by the Board.
Over the years, the education attorneys, Anderson Julian & Hull LLP have assisted many schools boards in working their way through the maze of various state and federal statutes, with regard to specific disputes with the goal of avoiding litigation.
Board trustees and the chairman of such school boards will find that the education attorneys at Anderson Julian & Hull are fully cognizant of the various federal and state statutes and are adept at providing timely, practical and common sense approaches to help solve the multitude of issues that may arise.
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