Saxton & Stump’s attorneys have extensive educational law experience, and have successfully assisted school districts, career and technology centers and other public school entities with a wide array of unusual and challenging problems, projects or litigation. We serve as the solicitor and general counsel for approximately two dozen school districts and joint school systems throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania, and as special counsel to many others throughout the state.
The group’s attorneys are innovators in many areas of education law and have achieved victories for our clients in state and federal court litigation, as well as administrative agency proceedings. We put our considerable experience, responsiveness and creativity to work to serve both school directors and school administrators fulfill their respective roles within the public education system.
We have substantial experience and work with clients on school-related matters of:
- Employment discrimination
- Constitution law
- Charter schools
- School construction projects and construction litigation
- Student discipline
- Privacy issues for both students and employees
- Employee discipline, demotions and furloughs
- Union contract negotiation and grievances
- The Sunshine Law, Right-to-Know Law and Ethics Act
- Intergovernmental cooperation
- School finance and taxes
- Tax collection systems
- Tax assessment appeals and tax-exempt real estate
- Real estate and environmental matters
- Superintendent, business manager and administrator contracts
- General contract matters
- Bidding and procurement issues
- Labor and Employment
The group’s attorneys also are known for their innovation in many different areas, particularly public finance and tax collection matters. They also have been at the forefront of developing direct tax collection systems to allow for the efficient collection of taxes.
Leadership and independent thinking on education law issues is a calling card of the group. Two of our attorneys have been elected president of Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association, and one of them was awarded the association’s Distinguished Career Achievement Award. Our attorneys frequently serve as panelists and lecturers in many areas of education and business law throughout Pennsylvania, including conferences, programs and webinars sponsored by PSBSA, Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, and many other education organizations.