Schools and Education

Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC, has a prominent school law practice in Illinois. Our attorneys represent approximately 70 Illinois public school districts in a general counsel capacity and assist many other schools each year on specific projects. Our attorneys handle a wide variety of school issues, including:

  • labor negotiations with teachers and other represented employees;
  • labor agreement administration;
  • termination of teachers and non-certified employees;
  • grievance and labor disputes, including arbitration;
  • individual employment contract drafting and dispute resolution;
  • student discipline;
  • special education, including due process hearing and other litigation;
  • school construction and litigation;
  • annexation and detachment issues;
  • civil rights and constitutional claims;
  • elections and school board vacancies;
  • open meeting and public record requirements;
  • ethics laws covering elected and appointed officials;
  • school residency and tuition matters;
  • sale, purchase and rental of real estate by school district;
  • intergovernmental agreements.

Our practice is dedicated to developing proactive solutions to the challenges facing Illinois school districts on a cost-effective basis. We work with our clients to develop appropriate policies, practices and strategies in an effort to avoid claims. When disputes arise with employees, students or third parties, we look for creative solutions which accomplish the school district’s goals without incurring unnecessary litigation expense. We also provide seminars for school districts in a variety of areas, such as teacher and student discipline.

Schools and Education news and articles

Drafting a Social Networking Policy

Issues for districts considering whether and how to regulate employees’ electronic communications By Joshua D. Herman Social…

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New Law Allows Teachers to Utilize Up to Two Years of Accumulated Sick Leave Toward Creditable Service in TRS

Law Allows Teachers to Utilize Up to Two Years of Accumulated Sick Leave Toward Creditable Service in TRS…

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