Spencer Fane’s Education Law attorneys have experience handling all types of questions regarding discipline of students, including those with disabilities. Our attorneys assist immediately when a discipline situation arises, attend discipline hearings, or participate in discipline appeals before the Board of Education (or its designated committee). If a family retains legal counsel during any stage of the discipline process, our attorneys work with opposing counsel to make sure the proceedings are smooth, efficient and otherwise productive. Our attorneys also help draft effective discipline policies and insightful student handbook provisions. Well written policies and handbooks are critical in preventing many student discipline issues or in defending schools against allegations of unlawful disciplinary action.