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K-12 Education

Franczek has the largest team of education lawyers in Illinois.  We represent some of the biggest—as well as some of the smallest—educational institutions in the state, in urban, suburban, and rural areas.  Forming a unique partnership with the schools we serve, we work with school board members and administrators to find solutions to difficult problems and provide practical, clear, and comprehensive advice.

Guided by decades of experience, we are committed to serving those who serve children.  We advise, counsel, and represent individual schools, school districts, and education organizations on nearly every legal issue, including:

Board Governance
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Open Meetings Act (OMA)
Policies & Procedures

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits
Employee Discipline
Pensions & Benefits

School Business Operations
General Contract Needs
Real Estate

School Revenue Issues
Budget, Levies, State Aid Reimbursement & PTELL
Exemption Applications
Property Tax Appeals
TIF, Impact Fees & Development Incentives

Student Issues
Special Education
Student Assignment & Admissions
Student Discipline
Student Records & Confidentiality
Student Rights & Responsibilities