School and Education Attorneys

Sands Anderson's expertise in school law derives from more than twenty-five years of representing public school boards and administrations, counties, cities, towns, special authorities and boards across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Our attorneys are included on the lists of as Best Lawyers in America and Virginia Legal Elite, including in the school and education law fields.  Additionally, Sands Anderson is included in the Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace list of municipal bond counsel, commonly known as "nationally recognized bond counsel."  Our bond attorneys are approved for the Virginia Public School Authority, Rural Development and Virginia Resources Authority, and have experience with the various financing methods for schools including Qualified School Construction Bonds, Qualified Zone Academy Bonds and Literary Loans.

Our deep experience with school law and other local governing bodies allows our education lawyers to represent Virginia's public school divisions on the variety of legal issues that challenge public bodies generally, and school systems specifically.  Our Virginia education lawyers currently represent the school boards in Carroll, Essex, Fauquier, Floyd,  Hanover, King George, King William, Louisa, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, New Kent, Richmond and Warren Counties, the Town of Colonial Beach, and Fredericksburg, Hopewell, and Poquoson Cities.  We also serve as counsel for the Mountain Vista Regional Governor's School.

Our special skills in school law issues cover:

  • Employment law, including all applicable federal and state requirements and state statutory grievance proceedings;
  • Student discipline matters;
  • Drafting school board policies, including a policy update service;
  • Special education and other disability rights, including representing school boards in due process hearings and related litigation;
  • First Amendment issues in the public school setting;
  • Premises use and liability issues;
  • Public Procurement;
  • Conflicts of Interest;
  • Freedom of Information Act;
  • Construction contracting and litigation;
  • All other education-related litigation; and
  • Lobbying and governmental relations.

In addition to our day-to-day school law practice, Sands Anderson is prepared to serve our clients as both advisor and advocate in governmental relations.  Our education attorneys are experienced in working with the Virginia General assembly and numerous regulatory agencies and commissions.  We participate with our clients in developing legislative strategies, as well as engaging in active lobbying efforts on their behalf.

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