Buglione, Hutton & DeYoe has represented Boards of Education, their Superintendents, and other administrators for over 40 years. Our attorneys have a tremendous depth of experience and practical approach to dealing with the multitude of complex legal issues faced by school districts every day.Our experience and familiarity with the needs of school districts enhance our ability to provide legal services efficiently and expeditiously, yet with individualized attention.Our practice covers all school law issues, from student and family issues including special education, student discipline, residency disputes, pupil records access, First Amendment and technology-related issues, through human resources, administrative, and business office concerns.We routinely provide counsel on public bidding and contracts, specification development, and construction issues. Our work regularly includes counsel related to such employment matters as reorganizations, hiring, reductions in force, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, tenure hearings, and termination. We are often asked to represent our clients’ interests in collective negotiations, grievance arbitrations, scope of negotiations petitions, and unfair practice charge proceedings.The depth of practice enables us to provide prompt legal advice on issues that are not ordinarily thought of as school law issues but which do arise in the school district context, including environmental issues, insurance coverage, municipal zoning, pension issues, and defense of personal injury and errors and omissions claims.
TYPES OF CLIENTS
Boards of Education, non-public and private schools and charter schools.
TYPES OF SERVICES
School law, legal aspects of school district or college administration, labor and employment, collective negotiations
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Employee performance and discipline issues
Tenure and seniority
Legal aspects of energy savings initiatives and power purchase agreements
Construction law matters
Grievance proceedings and arbitration
Pupil harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
Student and staff First Amendment rights
Board policy assistance
Open Public Meetings Act and Open Public Records Act issues
Regularly represent Boards of Education and other educational entities in proceedings before the Commissioner of Education/Office of Administrative Law, School Ethics Commission, Public Employment Relations Commission, Division on Civil Rights, United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, and in State and federal courts.