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K-12 Education

Shaping the future through education.

Husch Blackwell law firm is committed to K-12 education. We understand the unique issues facing elementary and secondary schools, including civil rights compliance, privacy concerns, mandatory reporting and constitutional rights. Drawing on our century of experience in education, our K-12 team provides public and private institutions with skillful and cost-effective legal counsel, so schools can concentrate on serving their K-12 students and communities.

Our guidance to clients in the K-12 education sector includes:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA)
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Title VI – Nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin
  • Title VII – Indian, Native American and Alaska Native education
  • Title IX – Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in federally assisted programs
Webinar | September 23 - 24, 2020
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in K-12 Schools
Webinar | September 17, 2020
Beyond the Bathroom

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | May 18, 2020
Final Title IX Regulations and Their Effect on Your District

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | March 3, 2020
First Amendment Religious Liberty Issues Affecting Public Education

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Webinar | December 17, 2019
Alcohol and Other Drugs in Public Schools

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | September 27, 2019
Speaker, Mehlville School District Career Fair
Webinar | September 2019
Ensuring an Accurate Census Count in 2020

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Seminars | April 12, 2019
School Safety Symposium - April 12, 2019
Webinar | April 4, 2019
Student Discipline: Withdrawn Guidance and Best Practices

Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | February 22, 2018
Speaker, IAASE Winter Conference
News Releases | March 31, 2020
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Chooses Two Husch Blackwell Litigators for 2020 Women's Justice Awards

Jones and Robinson are members of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction industry group and Construction Litigation practice team.

News Releases | July 19, 2019
Demetrius Peterson Named to Centurions Leadership Program's Fall 2021 Class

The Centurions Leadership Program is a two-year immersion in leadership and community engagement activities.

News Releases | June 06, 2019
Aleks Rushing Named to St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 30 Under 30 Class

The 30 members of the 2019 class were chosen from nearly 300 nominations.

News Releases | April 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Host School Safety Symposium

The symposium, aimed at general counsel, superintendents, heads of schools, and board members of public and private schools in Kansas and Missouri, will take place at the firm's Kansas City office.

News Releases | March 22, 2019
Paige Duggins-Clay Named Austin Black Business Journal "Top 20 Up and Coming Lawyer"

Duggins-Clay was noted for “exemplifying the core values of the legal and civic profession."

Media Mentions | November 16, 2017
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 11/16/17

The Missouri Bar Association highlights Mary Pat Carl's arrival at the firm and the team of Husch Blackwell lawyers who won the 2017 August Steinhilber Award for “Best Brief” from the Education Law Association (ELA).

Media Mentions | November 16, 2017
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 11/16/17
Testimonial Frank D. Upchurch III, Upchurch, Bailey & Upchurch, PA

“As the St. Johns County, Florida, School Board attorney, I have worked closely with John Borkowski for several years on racial discrimination and compliance issues. John is a  lawyer’s lawyer. He is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate. He relates well to his clients and regulatory staff. It’s been a privilege to work with him.”

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