Our attorneys engage in student discipline hearings before Boards of Trustees and assist building and central level administrators on matters involving student discipline. The most commonly encountered issues include: removal of a student from the regular educational program, suspension, expulsion and placement in an alternative education center or juvenile justice facility. Leasor Crass also drafts and reviews district policies, such as drug and alcohol use and mandatory/permissive expulsion.

Leasor Crass’s team of attorneys counsel districts with regard to the applicability of criminal law in the student discipline setting, discipline issues regarding special education students, requirements regarding notification and disclosure of student records to appropriate authorities, and handling requests for information from the media. The firm also advises and represents school districts in expulsion appeals to district court and other general litigation.

Additionally, the firm conducts in-service presentations for administrators, superintendents and board members regarding student discipline. Topics include legal issues involved in due process requirements, use of charge forms and notification letters, presentation of cases at building level and on appeal, presentation of cases before the board of trustees, and expulsion appeals to district court.

What our clients say

Great Service, Professional Staff

Leasor Crass has been an invaluable asset to Wylie Independent School District for 8 years. As a trusted advisor and reliable guide, the firm has consistently supported us through every challenge we’ve faced. Their common sense and pragmatic approach to the law have earned them greater trust with each passing year. We feel incredibly fortunate to have them represent our school district. With their ongoing support and guidance, we are confident in our ability to overcome any obstacle as we continue to strive for educational excellence.

– Dr. David Vinson, Superintendent, Wylie Independent School District

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