Education Law Blog

March 12, 2019

New Student Discipline Rules Implementation

Here’s a bulletin issued by OSPI on the new student discipline rules. You can find read more about it on the State Office of the Superintendent […]
February 6, 2019

School Safety Bills Before the 2019 Washington State Legislature

Everyone can agree that schools should be safe, but there are wide differences of opinion on how to accomplish that. While every effort should be made to prevent school shootings and other such tragedies, the same effort must be made to ensure due process protections are utilized to prevent false accusations against students who pose no risk at all.
January 2, 2019

New Beginnings for 2019

Thank you to all of our supporters for a fantastic 2018. This year, we added three new attorneys to our team, expanded our practice into employment […]
November 15, 2018
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Hot Law: Refusal to Administer THC Oil As Emergency Seizure Medication Is a Denial of FAPE

Shannon, Jinju and I attended the 2018 Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law. I always leave that conference excited about our practice area and […]
October 20, 2018

Halloween Costumes at School: Balancing School Needs and Student First Amendment Rights

Let’s be clear – students do not have a constitutional right to wear Halloween costumes at school. Public schools can make students wear uniforms if they […]
October 10, 2018

Paraeducator Support as a Supplementary Aid and Service: An Overview of Special Education Citizen Complaint (SECC) NO. 17-49

When I first arrived in Seattle in 2010, I kept hearing the same refrain about how a 1:1 aide in the general education setting impacted least […]
September 20, 2018

Updates to Washington’s Truancy Laws

Did you know that recent revisions to Washington truancy laws require schools to screen students for a disability when they have two or more unexcused absences and there is reason to suspect a disability?
September 11, 2018

Back to School Checklist

Back to school checklist created by school lawyers to help you begin a health and successful new school year.
January 17, 2018

Teenage Sexting, Child Pornography & Harassment

Does a selfie count as distribution of child pornography in Washington? RCW 9.68A.050