Education Law

In the United States, all children have the right to a good education. Many laws exist to make sure that students get the education they deserve from our public schools. Education law covers everything from school boards to curriculums. If any law covers what, when, and how your children learn in school, then it falls under the category of educational law.

America’s public schools must follow state and federal laws if they receive government funding. School law attorneys help make sure that the schools uphold their end of the bargain. When schools fail to do so, education lawyers can step in to ensure that children’s rights are fulfilled.

Sarina Hager is an education law attorney in Tyler, TX. She understands the Smith County school district, and she’s committed to fighting for Tyler’s children.

Practice Areas 

Education law covers a wide range of practice areas. If you need counsel about a school matter or want to make sure that your child is receiving fair treatment, Sarina can provide guidance. Here are a few practice areas that fall under education law. 

Title IX 

Title IX is an educational amendment that bars discrimination based on sex. Any school that receives federal funding cannot legally discriminate in sports, classes, or other school activities, and all children deserve the opportunity to participate in activities regardless of sex. Sarina can offer counsel in case of Title IX violations. 

Discrimination in Education 

Title VI is an amendment that outlaws discrimination based on protected categories. Those categories include race, country of origin, and color. Schools that violate Title VI risk losing their federal funding. No child should face discrimination in the classroom based on protected categories. Sarina understand the Title VI amendment and may be able to help with discrimination cases. 

Education for Disabled Students 

Every child deserves an education regardless of physical, mental, or developmental disabilities. However, some schools fail to meet the educational needs of their disabled students. Disabled students have the right to an education with accommodations. When disabled students don’t receive reasonable accommodations, their education suffers. Education law attorneys help make sure that these accommodations are met. Sarina is committed to fighting for all students, regardless of ability status. 

Other Practice Areas 

Education law covers a lot of ground, and these are just some of the areas in which an education attorney can help. If you’re not sure whether or not your concern falls under the school law umbrella, contact Sarina to ask questions or schedule your first consultation. 

Why Choose Sarina Hager for Education Law Services? 

When it comes to your child’s education, you want an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who cares about your child’s rights. You need an excellent attorney who can guide you through the legal process while fighting for your child. Sarina’s experiences mesh perfectly with educational law concerns. She provides gentle guidance when necessary, but she’s also not afraid to go to bat for Tyler’s students. 

A Branch of Child Advocacy 

Most of Sarina’s practice involves child advocacy. The bulk of Sarina’s clients choose her for child custody agreements, parent-child reunification, adoption, and similar cases. The reason they choose her is because they know Sarina’s passion for child advocacy. Sarina will always do what’s best for the children in each case. 

Education law is a natural extension of Sarina’s child advocacy work. Sarina fights to make sure that children’s rights are never infringed upon, whether a case concerns a child’s home life or school life. Sarina is passionate about her child advocacy work, and she brings that passion into the courtroom. 

Thorough Understanding of Texas Law 

A good education attorney understands state education laws. Sarina is deeply familiar with Texas education law. Having lived in Tyler for 12 years, Sarina also understands local educational laws and how those laws apply to school boards, teachers, curriculum, and more. 

PTA and School Health Advisory Council 

One of the best ways to understand the school system is to get an insider’s look. Sarina has done exactly that by serving her local schools. She’s worked on PTA committees, has served as a PTA president, and has even served on the Tyler ISD School Health Advisory Council. Her service included raising awareness for teen substance abuse, advising on campus safety measures, and much more. 

As a result of all of these efforts, Sarina understands what it takes to make a difference in the school system. She brings that expertise into her work for educational law cases. 

Contact Sarina Hager for a Consultation 

Sarina Hager is available for consultations about education law matters. If you have legal questions about a school-related matter, contact Sarina’s law office today for more information. 

What our clients say

We were apprehensive when we learned you would not be handling Ashley’s court appearance last Friday and Cary Christie would be handling the hearing. Our apprehension proved to be unfounded. Cary did an exemplary job. Prior to the hearing, she spent considerable time getting to know Ashley and the details of the case. As to be expected, Ashley was very nervous about appearing in Court and telling her story to the Judge. Cary put her at ease and helped Ashley get through what was a very emotional and very stressful situation for her.
We were well pleased.

-Richard Perryman
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