School Law / Government Services

Today’s government and school administrators face more challenges than ever before, including legal challenges. Increased regulation, coupled with tight budgets, compound the everyday legal issues that arise and increase the stakes for every educational and governmental organization. The Pennsylvania education and government lawyers at Raffaele Puppio have decades of experience counseling educational and governmental entities particularly in Delaware County. Relying on our problem solving approach to complex issues, Raffaele Puppio has quickly moved to the forefront among firms providing comprehensive legal services to schools, municipalities and governmental units.

Raffaele Puppio education lawyers provide legal services to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (solicitor), Garnet Valley School District (solicitor), Interboro School District (solicitor), Penn Delco School District (solicitor), Marple Newtown School District (special education counsel), Chester Community Charter School (solicitor), Radnor Township School District (special education counsel and tax assessment appeal counsel), Rose Tree Media School District (special education counsel), and Southeast Delco School District (special education counsel). The firm also serves as solicitor for the Borough of Glenolden, the Borough of Ridley Park and the Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Collingdale.

Our government and municipal lawyers in Delaware County have served as Bond Counsel or Co-Bond Counsel with bond issues for the following: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Commonwealth Financing Authority, The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Penn-Delco School District, Radnor School District, Interboro School District and Trainer Borough.

Effective legal counsel is crucial for elected officials of school districts and local government bodies, which are often comprised of volunteers. Their roles call upon them to make difficult policy decisions that carry significant legal ramifications for their organizations and communities. The Delaware County school and municipal lawyers at Raffaele Puppio have the experience to help officials successfully navigate the complex maze of governmental regulation, public policy and politics so that they can better serve their communities.

Responsive legal services can help prevent legal issues from turning into time-consuming and costly business challenges that threaten the effectiveness of a school or governmental organization. Call the Pennsylvania school and government attorneys at Raffaele Puppio today to see how we can help your organization solve your legal problems.

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  • Katherine H. Meehan Presents at Annual PA School Leadership Conference

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From The Blog

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    October 12, 2017

    Following the enactment of Act 16 of 2016, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act, the use of certain forms of marijuana (termed “medical marijuana”) has become legal in Pennsylvania for certain serious medical conditions. This does not necessarily mean that school law in Pennsylvania permits the use of medical marijuana by staff or students.... Read More...

  • Congratulations Gabrielle Sereni and Tom Goham on Your Recent Marriage

    September 29, 2017

    As you might imagine, the attorneys of Raffaele Puppio have a great deal of experience with contracts. Most of the contracts we draft and execute are not particularly newsworthy, but the contract executed on September 9 by one of our senior education law attorneys is an exception. We are delighted for our colleague, Gabrielle “Gabby”... Read More...

  • Special Education Law: What is KOSHK and Why is it Important?

    June 15, 2016

    An important fact in a special education due process proceeding is the “KOSHK” date, or the date that the parent “knew or should have known” about an alleged deprivation of special education. A “deprivation of special education” just mean that the parents are claiming that a child should have been provided with special education but... Read More...