Hoffman Estates & Des Plaines Special Education Lawyer
It is a core tenet of American values that every child deserves an education. As a country, we don’t limit this right to only those children who are neurotypical or normally abled. While every school teacher and administrator wants to offer their students the best chance at a quality education, public schools operating on limited resources must carefully balance the needs of all their students. In the case of special education, the educators must also understand the effect of state and federal law on educational decisions.
Legal representation that understands both sides of the special education dispute
Both limited resources and legal requirements force educators to weigh whether a traditional classroom experience, or removal to a supplementary special education classroom, would be more beneficial. A parent struggling to obtain the best possible educational experience for their special-needs child may disagree with the approach taken by the school, leading to additional complications. This can result in painful and protracted legal disputes between parents and educators. At MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, our special education attorneys have had experience representing both schools and parents in these emotional disputes. We’ve spent years working in the field of educational law, and have the tools and knowledge to provide professional representation in:
- Due process hearings
- Resolution sessions
- Manifestation determinations
- Actions in state or federal court
- Illinois State Board of Education state complaint procedures
- Federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights hearings
Swiftly-changing standards require well-informed legal representation
Laws governing special education are constantly changing and evolving. With alterations of existing laws made by Congress, new rulings by the US Supreme Court dictating how those laws should be implemented, and changes made at the state and local levels, it can feel impossible to keep up with the current state of the law. School administrators have their hands full keeping schools running smoothly, without also having to keep up with court opinions and subtle but important legislative updates. Allow the seasoned and informed special education lawyers at MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle to provide the guidance you need to keep your policies and procedures up to date, so that you can avoid future legal claims.
Get Practical, Legal Help from Knowledgeable and Experienced Illinois Special Education Lawyers
For skilled and experienced legal help with an issue pertaining to special education in Illinois, contact the Hoffman Estates special education lawyers at MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle for a consultation at 847-310-0025, with additional offices in Des Plaines at 847-298-5030.