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New York Commissioner Of Education Appeals And PERB Lawyer

New York Commissioner of Education Appeals

If you believe an action taken by a school district in New York is wrong, violating the law, you can challenge it – by appealing to the New York State Commissioner of Education. But, take a deep breath, this process has specific requirements.

Who Can Appeal, and Why?

A parent, community member, or organization harmed by a school district’s action can appeal. Common grounds include:

  • School closings
  • Co-locations
  • Actions impacting individual students

For example, if your child was improperly suspended or denied special education services, you could file an appeal.8

Filing Requirements

To appeal, you must submit a verified petition that meets these criteria:

  1. Served properly on the school district8
  2. Filed within 30 days of the action8
  3. Served by someone 18+ who isn’t a party8

The original verified petition must then be mailed to the Office of Counsel in Albany.8

Petition Contents

Your petition should clearly explain the key facts, legal issues, and requested relief. It must include:8

  • Your name and contact information
  • The body/entities whose actions are appealed
  • Allegations stating how you were aggrieved
  • Specific demands for corrective action

You’ll need to attach supporting evidence like documents or witness statements.8

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The Commissioner’s Decision

The Commissioner will review the petition, evidence, and any opposition filed. Their final decision is legally binding on the district.8 If the decision is unfavorable, you can either request the Commissioner reopen it with new facts/evidence – or file an Article 78 petition in state court.8

Consider Legal Assistance

Given the complexities, it’s wise to consult an education lawyer for guidance. They can ensure your petition complies with all requirements, strengthening your case.

PERB Lawyer for Public Sector Employees

For public sector employees in New York involved in labor disputes, consulting a PERB (Public Employment Relations Board) lawyer is crucial. Here’s why:

What is PERB?

PERB administers the New York State Public Employees’ Fair Employment Act, governing labor relations for public employees. It oversees:

  • Union representation
  • Collective bargaining
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Grievances and arbitration

When Do You Need a PERB Lawyer?

You may require a PERB lawyer’s expertise in situations like:

  • Union certification/decertification
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Unfair labor practice charges
  • Grievances against your employer
  • Disciplinary hearings under Civil Service Law

A skilled PERB attorney understands the nuanced regulations, ensuring your rights are protected.

Choosing the Right PERB Attorney

Look for a lawyer who specializes in public sector labor law and has extensive PERB experience, such as:

  • Handling PERB cases
  • Appearing before PERB administrative law judges
  • Negotiating public sector contracts
  • Litigating in state courts on PERB matters

An accomplished PERB lawyer can provide strategic guidance and robust advocacy.

The Spodek Law Group Advantage

The Spodek Law Group is renowned for its elite team of attorneys adept at handling intricate legal challenges nationwide.We leave no stone unturned, doing everything to win – our entire focus is getting you results,” affirms the firm. “If facing a PERB issue, our public sector labor lawyers can advise and represent you skillfully.”

With offices in NYC and LA, 24/7 availability, and a client-centric approach, Spodek Law Group delivers top-tier PERB counsel.” We encourage open dialogue for full transparency, so we can provide the best legal advice for your situation,” the firm states. Whether pursuing Commissioner appeals or navigating PERB proceedings, having an experienced lawyer in your corner is invaluable. It ensures your voice is heard, rights upheld. Call us today at 212-210-1851 or schedule a free consultation online today. 

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