Franczek is a full-service education law firm, helping clients with all of their education law issues. Our attorneys help schools with board governance, labor, employment, and employee benefits, school business operations, school revenue issues, and student issues, among others. In the realm of special education, Franczek’s special education team can assist schools with the following issues, among others:

  • Counseling on day-to-day disability and special education legal issues, including related concerns such as mental health, school safety, school discipline, constitutional rights, and residency issues
  • Interpretation of significant changes in relevant laws and court decisions, as well as review and revision of school procedures to ensure compliance with such changes
  • Training of administrators, teachers, school psychologists, nurses, and other school staff with responsibilities over students with disabilities
  • Representation at Individualized Education Program (IEP) and other special education meetings, as well as at meetings under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504)
  • Responses to Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) investigations and complaints with the U. S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Representation at due process hearings, resolution meetings, and mediations
  • Defense of school districts in federal court lawsuits and appeals involving disability and special education claims
  • Any other special education or student disability law needs