Charter schools offer tremendous benefits to the community, including smaller class sizes, the promotion of parental choice, the ability to specialize and greater independence. However, the laws related to charter schools are often complex and difficult to navigate. If you operate a charter school or you are looking to develop one, it is important that you understand the regulatory framework that affect charter schools. Charter schools must comply with many laws that pertain to public schools, as well as specific laws that apply to charter schools.

Assistance Handling Complex Charter School Legal Issues

Condos Law Office works with area charter schools and is one of only a handful of Arizona law firms with a significant charter school law practice. We handle many legal issues that are confronted during the life of a charter. Our legal team can assist you with the following legal matters:

  • Applying for a charter
  • Opening a charter school
  • Operating a charter school
  • Expanding a charter school
  • Challenging a denial or termination of a charter school

Legal issues can potentially arise at any point during the life of a charter school, so it is important to have competent legal counsel who is familiar with charter school laws and general education legal requirements.

Legal issues that may arise at the application phase include: budgetary issues, whether the answers on the charter application are sufficient to meet the applicable requirements, the composition of the board, ethical issues and considerations for blended charters. Mr. Condos can frame the application to meet the applicable statutory requirements and can respond to inquiries about the application.

During the operation of the school, other legal issues may manifest, including governance issues, ethical issues, and issues with students, discipline matters, employment disputes and disputes regarding special education requirements. While many of these issues may be handled through private meetings and negotiations, others involve a due process element that requires a hearing. Leo Condos can provide legal representation at hearings and advocate for the interests of your charter.

There may also be times when decisions need to be appealed. You have a limited amount of time after a decision is imposed to appeal the decision, so working closely with a skilled charter school lawyer can help ensure that you meet these deadlines.

If your charter is threatened by a termination action, it is essential to have an experienced lawyer who can fight this challenge. Mr. Condos can represent you at a full administrative hearing and fight for your right to continue the charter.

Contact Condos Law Office for Help with Your Charter School

If you need assistance with opening, operating or challenging a termination of a charter school, do not hesitate to reach out to the expert legal assistance you need during this pivotal time. Condos Law Office can provide you with solid legal advice and representation to protect the interests of your charter. Contact us today at (480) 464-2676 to schedule a confidential