Education Law Blog

November 19, 2018

Shannon McMinimee Weighs In On Seattle’s School Bus Shortage

Shannon, one of Cedar Law Partners who has over 15 years of experience in school law, was recently interviewed by Seattle’s National Public Radio affiliate on […]
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
January 17, 2018

Department of Education and Sexual Assault/Harassment

On September 22, 2017, the Department of Education issued new guidance on Title IX. Given that the the person who received the majority of electoral college […]
February 6, 2015

Public Records Act – A Huge Consideration for Schools

This morning, I came across a post from an attorney friend at the Attorney General’s Office on my Facebook feed that read: That collective groan you […]