Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. [email protected] of Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C. will be attending the Pennsylvania Branch - The International Dyslexia Association's (PBIDA) 40th Annual Conference on Reading, Literacy & Learning Disabilities to be held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C. authored an Amicus Brief on behalf of several charter schools in an important special education case that was recently decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The charter schools filed their Brief to support the position of the Downingtown Area School District ("District") with respect to a claim filed against it by a former student and her parents. The Third Circuit has ruled in the District's favor.
Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C. is pleased to announce that Sarah B. Dragotta, Esq. will be co-presenting a session entitled "Bullying and Harassment: A Primer under Federal and State law" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Exceptional Children's Conference on Monday, October 8, 2018 to be held at the Lancaster Marriott Hotel.
Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C. is pleased to announce that on October 23, 2018, Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. and Kevin M. Marshall, Esq. will be co-presenting at the 2018 iNACOL Symposium. Their session is entitled "Empowering Online and Blended Programs to Customize Legally Sound Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities" from 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM.
Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. will be co-presenting at the 64th Annual Education Law Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center.
Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C. is pleased to announce that on November 8, 2018 Kevin M. Marshall, Esq. will be co-presenting at the 64th Annual Education Law Conference. The session is entitled "Educational Policy and Administration" from 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Latsha Davis & Marshall, PC. will present on the topic of "Social Media, School Violence, and the Active Shooter" on November 8, 2018 at the annual Education Law Association (ELA) Conference in Cleveland, OH. Our associates, Sarah Dragotta, Esq. and James Munnelly, Esq., will discuss the role of social media in school threat assessment, and lessons to be learned in the wake of school violence involving the active shooter. These include misidentification of risk factors and in overemphasis of profiling; the indicators of harmful intentions, including those found on social media; advance planning to mitigate, and even prevent, senseless, unannounced killings; and steps to put in place to protect everyone at our schools, including students, staff and others. CLE credits can be earned for Pennsylvania and other states.
Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C. has won an appeal it filed in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on behalf of four cyber charter schools: Agora Cyber Charter School, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, and Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School. The Commonwealth Court held that the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas made a mistake when it approved a Financial Recovery Plan proposed by the Receiver for the Chester Upland School District that forced the cyber charter schools to accept payments for special education students below those required by the Charter School Law. The Commonwealth Court agreed with the arguments on behalf of our clients that the statute governing the Chester Upland School District's financial recovery did not allow the Financial Recovery Plan to unilaterally lower the payments the District is required to make to cyber charter schools for the special education students who live in the District but who decide to attend a cyber charter school. The Commonwealth Court also agreed with us that the Financial Recovery Plan should not have been approved because it did not address the real financial problems facing the District. The Commonwealth Court overturned the decision of the Court of Common Pleas and sent the case back to that court. Barring further appeal, the cyber charter schools will now seek the correct amount for special education students who attend the cyber charter school pursuant to the Charter School Law. This is a significant victory for charter schools and the students they serve! The case is In re: Appointment of a Receiver for the Chester Upland School District, Docket No. 2095 C.D. 2015 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2018).
Kimber L. Latsha of Latsha, Davis & Marshall P.C. has been recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.