Legal Basics and Working with Your School Solicitor

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 07:00 PM


Digital Meeting Room

This session will arm school board members with a strong understanding of legal fundamentals that every elected official should know in order to preserve transparency in government decision making and avoid the risk of lawsuits and other penalties.  Attorney John Vogel of Tucker Arensberg will provide an overview of the Sunshine Act, Right-to-Know Law, Ethics Act and other important legal considerations for school directors. Alan Shuckrow, former member and Vice President of the North Allegheny School Board and an attorney with Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, will discuss the role and responsibilities of the school solicitor, as well as best practices for working with, evaluating and selecting your solicitor.