Adkins Law Firm

Serving Charter Schools since 1997


Application  and Organization

  • Creating non-profit corporation
  • Obtaining  501 C-3 status
  • Advising on and reviewing application for a Charter School
  • Preparing Board Members for presentation before authorizing Boards
  • Preparation or review of leases and contracts
  • Preparation or review  of school policies
  • Initial compliance with federal, state and local requirements

Services as School General Counsel
  • Board training
  • Attending meetings and advising  Board of Directors
  • Teacher training: FERPA, duties and responsibilities, use of email, privacy and student discipline
  • Advise school principal and administration
  • Annual policy and legislative updates 
  • Human resources guidance and representation
  • IEP due process advice 
  • Contract review and preparation
  • Compliance monitoring
  • Practical advice based on years as a Board Chair

  • Advice during charter renewal process
  • Advice and representation during disciplinary process
  • IEP due process representation before DPI and the Office of Administrative Hearings 
  • Teacher and  parent grievances
  • Student disciplinary process  and hearings 
  • Denial of charter renewal or termination