Education

 

Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, P.C. brings decades of experience to help public school systems meet today’s demands, and our firm has been instrumental in the development of general education law, special education law, and charter school formation, as school board solicitors, counsel and advocates.  We have been at the table and have assisted board directors and administrators in all aspects of the operation of public schools.

Over the past fifteen (15) years we have been involved in collective bargaining negotiations with professional staff, administrative staff and support personnel for our school related entities in excess of sixty (60) contracts. Taking into consideration the collective bargaining negotiations we have been involved in for our municipal and authority clients, the amount of contract negoiation experience we have triples to over one-hundred and eighty (180) contracts. 

 

Furthermore, our attorneys bring unique experience beyond our role as lawyers. Several of our attorneys have worked as school administrators and have served as members of school boards.

 

Our areas of expertise include:

 

  • Labor contract and negotiation;

  • Employment matters;

  • Contract awards, bidding and procurement;

  • Taxation and collection;

  • Policy and management;

  • Student discipline;

  • Open records, Sunshine and Right to Know matters;

  • Special Education;

  • Cyber School reimbursement.

School Districts We Currently Represent:

   

Blairsville-Saltsburg School District

Connellsville Area School District – Special Counsel

Elizabeth Forward School District

Fort LeBoeuf School District

Franklin Regional School District

McKeesport Area School District

Moon Area School District

Yough School District