Ohio School Law

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Our primary purpose in practicing school law is to help make sure that all of Ohio's students have access to a quality education. We represent students, kindergarten through college. We also represent certain school employees (see here). 

Student and parent representation may include:

Special education representation may include: 

  • Special education meetings, mediation and hearings;
  • Due process hearings;
  • Review and negotiation of services included in an Individualized Education Program (IEP); 
  • Obtaining an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE);
  • Review of Evaluation Team Reports (ETR) and Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE); 
  • Manifestation Determination Reviews (MDR);  
  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and behavior plans. 

Additional Information

What Exactly is School Law? 

School Law Publications (open in new window)

Weiker, M., School Dress Codes Must Balance Student Control with Constitutional Rights, OSBA Law You Can Use (2015) 

Weiker, M., Community Schools Operate Under Non-Profit Sponsorship, OSBA Law You Can Use (2015)

Weiker, M., The Basics on Public Schools in OhioOSBA Law You Can Use (2014)

Weiker, M., Public Schools Must Have Reasonable Suspicion to Test Students for Drugs and Alcohol, OSBA, Law You Can Use (2014)

Weiker, M.Private School Is Option for Ohio Students, OSBA, Law You Can Use (2014)

Weiker, M., Online Schools Operate Independently of School Districts in Ohio, OSBA, Law You Can Use (2013)

Weiker, M.Homeschooling Provides Alternative to Traditional Public Schools, OSBA, Law You Can Use (2014) 

Weiker, M., What You Should Know Before Making a Public School Donation, OSBA, Law You Can Use (2013) 

Weiker, M., Student Education Records are Protected Under FERPA and Ohio Law (2014)

Weiker, M., Joint Vocational Schools are Public in Ohio, OSBA Law You Can Use (2013)

Weiker, M., Law Balances Student Record Access and Privacy, OSBA Law You Can Use (2014)