K-12 School Jurisdiction
The dedication of teachers, school boards, school board trustees, superintendents, central office system leaders, secretary treasurers, administrators, and other educational personnel in the primary and secondary (K-12) education system lays the foundation for a successful future for the next generation of Canadians.
Issues facing the K-12 educational system are multifaceted, challenging, and fast-moving. Our education lawyers stay current and on top of both the escalating changes and longstanding issues that affect school authorities in Alberta. Our clients include school boards, Francophone regional authorities, Separate school authorities, independent school authorities, and First Nations schools. We also provide legal services in French and English for both day-to-day operations and litigation matters before the courts, labour arbitrators, boards of reference, human rights tribunals, the labour board, and for all types of school board hearings whether that be teacher terminations, teacher transfers, school closures, or student appeals.
We offer practical solutions and straightforward advice for a wide range of issues affecting K-12 educational institutions, including:
- School board governance
- Labour and employment
- Human rights
- Arbitration hearings
- Board of References hearings
- Collective bargaining
- Policies & procedures
- Special education
- Constitutional issues affecting school authorities, personnel and students
- School board trustee conduct investigations
- Health & Safety
- Privacy / Freedom of Information
- Licence agreements
- P-3 Agreements
- Lease Agreements
- Disposition of property
Given our extensive and significant experience in all areas of law touching on the K-12 education system, our education lawyers can answer any questions and assist with any of the legal issues faced in the K-12 educational systems in Alberta and the complex challenges and litigation facing school authorities in the K-12 education system.
Contact us today. We’re always ready to help.