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School Law

Johnson & Bell’s School Law team combines the firm's excellent legal counsel with timely, practical and inventive programs that help our clients create continuously improving education services and facilities. With backgrounds in education, our team understands the challenges and frequent changes within national, state and local laws that education institutions face. We work with school board members and administrators to find solutions to difficult problems and we are their source for constructive, clear and logical advice.

We foster a collaborative and supportive relationship with the schools we serve. Our commitment to professional excellence in law and personal commitment to serving those who serve children are the right combination to serve today’s public school institutions.


  • Board Governance
    • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
    • Open Meetings Act (OMA)
    • Policies & Procedures
  • Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits
    • Employee Discipline
    • Employment
    • Negotiations
    • Pensions & Benefits
  • Litigation
    • Harassment
    • Hazing
    • Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    • Personal Injury
    • Sexual Misconduct
    • Wrongful Death

  • School Business Operations
  • School Revenue Issues
    • Budget, Levies, State Aid Reimbursement & PTELL
    • Exemption Applications
    • Property Tax Appeals
    • TIF, Impact Fees & Development
    • Incentives
  • Student Issues
    • Special Education
    • Student Assignment & Admissions
    • Student Discipline
    • Student Records & Confidentiality
    • Student Rights & Responsibilities

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