Jackie Wernz

Jackie Wernz

Franczek Radelet P.C.

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What School Leaders Really Should Know About The Department Of Education’s Guidance On Discriminatory Discipline

Last week, the Department of Education issued a guidance package to help schools administer student discipline without discriminating against students on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The issue of...more

1/16/2014 - Dear Colleague Letter Department of Education Discipline Discrimination School Districts Students

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Prepare NSBA Friend Of The Court Brief In U. S. Supreme Court Case

On August 30, 2013, the National School Boards Association filed an amicus brief prepared by Franczek Radelet attorneys in the U.S. Supreme Court. The “friend of the court” brief addresses the significant detrimental impacts...more

9/10/2013 - Affirmative Action Discrimination Equal Protection Race Discrimination SCOTUS Sex Discrimination

Colorado School Denies Six-Year-Old Transgender Student’s Request To Use Girls’ Bathroom

As The New York Times recently reported, a Colorado school district is facing a lawsuit after refusing to allow a six-year-old transgender student to use the girls’ bathroom in a local elementary school. The case highlights...more

4/3/2013 - ACLU Discrimination Gender Discrimination Public Schools Students Transgender

Department Of Education Asks School Leaders To Address Gender-Based Violence

In a Dear Colleague letter issued last week to chief state school officers, the U.S. Department of Education called for immediate action to reduce gender-based violence in schools. The letter is short and sets forth only a...more

3/6/2013 - Discrimination DOE Gender Discrimination Gender-Based Violence Public Schools

Disabled Substitute Teacher Applicant Raises Some Adequate Claims Against Illinois School District

A federal trial court in Chicago recently decided that a disabled applicant for a substitute teacher position at Zion School District No. 6 alleged sufficient facts against the District to proceed with a lawsuit against it....more

1/8/2013 - ADA Defamation Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Teachers

Illinois Basketball Star’s Lawsuit For Unequal Treatment In Residency Dispute Can Proceed

A federal judge allowed claims of unequal treatment by a high school basketball player to proceed against his school district. The claims arose out of the student’s move from the attendance area of one high school within the...more

1/7/2013 - Discrimination Equal Protection

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