Sonya Sallis, a member of GCDR’s Education Law team, helps Georgia school boards, administrators and instructors respond to the legal and regulatory challenges facing school districts today.
Ms. Sallis represents and advises school systems throughout Georgia on special education matters; development and oversight of policies and procedures; compliance with federal and state rules and regulations; student matters; discipline; and the myriad of other administrative and regulatory questions that face local boards and educators on a daily basis.
She is experienced in defending and guiding Districts through federal and state agency investigations and compliance reviews. She guides school districts through the discipline process, from developing effective and compliant codes of conduct, student disciplinary tribunals, local and State Board of Education appeals and beyond. She provides representation to Districts in special education matters including IEP meetings, formal complaints and Due Process Hearing Requests.
Ms. Sallis also provides training to school boards, school and District-level administrators and educators on topics such as special education, student disciplinary tribunals, due process, federal non-discrimination laws, bullying, FERPA compliance and other legal challenges facing educators and administrators in public education.