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September 19, 2017, Gillingham Charter School is Granted Its Charter Renewal!

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C., is pleased to announce that today, September 19, 2017, the Charter School Appeal Board in a unanimous 5-0 decision granted Gillingham Charter School its charter renewal due to the tireless efforts of Mark Morford, Esq. and Christine E. Reilly, Esq.

"Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans: Review of the Law and Recent Cases." Co-Authored by Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. has been published in Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal. 2017

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce an Article on "Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans: Review of the Law and Recent Cases."

Jenkins Law Library- CLE, "Introduction to Charter School Law"-Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:30pm.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that on August 10, 2016, Shareholder Nicole D. Snyder, Esquire will be presenting a CLE at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The title of the CLE is "Introduction to Charter School Law" and this CLE will provide insight into the types of legal matters that affect charter schools, including a basic overview of school planning, finance and compliance with regulations, and the types of disputes that may arise and how to resolve them quickly.

National Business Institute (NBI) Video Webcast Seminar, "Charter School Law: The Ultimate Guide" - May 25, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. E.S.T

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that on May 25, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST, Kevin M. McKenna, Esq. kmckenna@ldylaw.com will be co-hosting an NBI (www.nbi-sems.com) national webcast seminar entitled "Charter School Law: The Ultimate Guide." Please use this link for registration and information: http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-72452ER%7C?ctname=SPKEM

Significant Decision Impacting Charter Schools plus Award Recognition for Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that on February 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a significant decision positively impacting charter schools. In West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School (WPACES) v. School District of Philadelphia (District) and School Reform Commission (SRC), Case No. 31 EM 2014, our firm, on behalf of Amicus Curiae parties, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools and MaST Community Charter School, submitted a Brief in Support of WPACES. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Section 696(i)(3) of the School Code is unconstitutional as it violates the non-delegation rule of Article II, Section 1. Accordingly, the SRC's and School District's actions taken pursuant to that provision are null and void and the District and SRC are permanently enjoined from taking further action under the authority it confers.

NBI National Teleconference, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:00-3:30 p.m.

**UPDATED LINK:  Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kevin M. McKenna, Esq. will be hosting an NBI national teleconference http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-70676ER%7C?ctname=SPKEM on  Charter School Law on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 (Eastern time).  For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin M. McKenna at: kmckenna@ldylaw.com.

Commonwealth Court hands major victory to charter schools

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of charter schools. In 2010 the School Reform Commission moved to cap enrollment in and payments to city charter schools that had agreed to limits, but it declined to do so under new charters. Various charter schools which Latsha Davis & McKenna represented joined in a suit claiming the caps were illegal. On August 27, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the Philadelphia School District does not have the power to override state law and limit charter-school enrollment.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. Announcement of Publication of an Article on IDEA Transition Co-Authored by Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. included in Recently Released

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that an article co-authored by Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. and Susan C. Bon entitled "The IDEA Transition: Individualizing Educational Opportunities for Students With Disabilities" can be found in the recently released book: Law & Education Inequality: Removing Barriers to Educational Opportunities.

Kevin M. McKenna, Esq. of Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. has recently been appointed as state membership director of the Education Law Association

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kevin M. McKenna, Esq. has been appointed as state membership director of the Education Law Association (ELA).  ELA is a national, nonprofit member association offering unbiased information to its members about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education.

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