School District Legal Services

Administrators at a growing number of southeastern Pennsylvania schools already have learned that they can count on the attorneys of Raffaele Puppio for support and counsel in a wide range of legal matters.

Our experience throughout the greater Philadelphia area includes matters of general education law, construction law, student discipline (including investigations of bullying situations), civil rights (including First Amendment, Transgender, and Title IX issues), creation and review of materials such as student and parent handbooks, behavioral contracts for individual students, and numerous other areas.

When we assist school districts with legal issues, we recognize that we also are consultants who are being relied upon to solve otherwise intractable problems. With that mindset guiding our approach, we quickly have moved to the forefront among law firms providing comprehensive legal services to schools in the greater Philadelphia area.

Having a Raffaele Puppio school attorney standing by to help can be the difference between a speedy resolution that’s agreeable to all parties and an unnecessarily adversarial process that consumes valuable time and resources.

School boards and school district administrators are challenged daily by a raft of practical, political, and logistical considerations that often aren’t understood or appreciated by the public. For many Pennsylvania school districts, legal support from the attorneys of Raffaele Puppio in Delaware County is crucial to meeting those challenges.

Our education lawyers in Delaware County represent (or have represented):

  • Garnet Valley School District (Solicitor)
  • Interboro Borough School District (Solicitor)
  • Lower Merion School District (Special Education Audit)
  • Marple Newtown School District (Special Education Counsel)
  • Penn-Delco School District (Solicitor)
  • Radnor Township School District (Special Education Counsel and Tax Assessment Appeal Counsel)
  • Rose Tree Media School District (Special Education Counsel)
  • Springfield School District (Special Counsel)
  • Upper Darby School District (Special Counsel)

The attorneys of Raffaele Puppio have decades of collective experience representing Pennsylvania school districts in urban, suburban, and rural regions. We provide practical, real world counsel on matters including but not limited to contract administration, collective bargaining with teachers’ unions, tenure matters, disputes stemming from property and income taxation, assessment appeals, public bidding processes, and a wide variety of issues related to student rights.

When a Raffaele Puppio attorney is retained as special counsel or as an interim or permanent solicitor, a school district can count on having prompt access to responsive, cost effective legal advice and advocacy.

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From The Blog

  • Special Education Law: What is KOSHK and Why is it Important?

    June 15, 2016

    An important fact in a special education due process proceeding is the “KOSHK” date, or the date that the parent “knew or should have known” about an alleged deprivation of special education. A “deprivation of special education” just mean that the parents are claiming that a child should have been provided with special education but... Read More...