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K.D. et al. v. Downingtown Area School District, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Latsha Davis & McKenna, 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 & MCKENNA, P.C. WINS CHARTER SCHOOL CASE WITH STATEWIDE IMPLICATIONS

Latsha Davis & McKenna, 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).

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Present " A legal update and training on Special Education in Charter Schools & Cyber Charter Schools." Hosted by MaST Community Charter School

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is presenting a legal update and training on Special Education in Charter Schools & Cyber Charter Schools on January 31, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM which will be hosted by MaST Community Charter School located at 1800 E. Byberry Road, Philadelphia PA.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present Session at New Jersey Charter Schools Conference " Employment Law: A Year in Review" October 17 - 18, 2017 in Newark, NJ

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. will be co-presenting with Kevin McKenna, Esq. and Christine Reilly, Esq., a session entitled: "Employment Law: A Year in Review." which will be presented on October 17, 2017, from 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM.

2017 Education Law Association Conference - November 8-11, 2017, San Diego, CA

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that on November 10, 2017,

iNACOL Symposium 2017- October 23-25, 2017, Orlando, FL

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that on October 25, 2017, Kevin M. McKenna [email protected] will be co-presenting with Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. [email protected] at the iNACOL Symposium 2017. Mr. McKenna and Ms. Snyder's session is entitled "Empowering Online and Blended Programs to Customize Legally Sound Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities" from 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

9th Annual New Jersey Charter Schools Annual Conference -October 17-18, 2017, Newark, New Jersey

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that on October 17, 2017, Kevin M. McKenna, Esquire [email protected] will be co-presenting with Nicole D. Snyder, Esquire [email protected], and Christine E. Reilly, Esquire [email protected]. The session is entitled "Employment Law: A Year in Review" and is scheduled for October 17, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

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.

Charter School Leaders Seminar - December 6, 2016

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that on December 6, 2016,

2016 Education Law Association Conference - November 3-5, 2016, Orlando, Florida

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that on November 4, 2016,

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