Charter schools have the flexibility to find and acquire a school facility that fits the needs and budget of the charter school, but creating and executing a plan to acquire a school facility can be an intimidating process. We have assisted charter schools in negotiating favorable lease agreements with landlords. Additionally, for a variety of reasons, a charter school may wish to own its school facility.
We have provided legal counsel to charter schools in connection with facility financing arrangements and facility acquisitions, including preparing and negotiating contracts with financial consultants, sellers, developers, and lenders.
We have also assisted charter schools in ensuring that facilities comply with applicable laws and regulations post-occupancy, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Office of School Facilities (OSF) requirements.
Navigating the New Frontiers of Education
For years, Tyler Turner and Mary Allison Caudell have practiced in the area of education law. Within the education law field, they have developed a particular focus on representing the rights of a unique type of public school that is given autonomy and that creates new, innovative, and more flexible ways of educating children — charter schools.