School Law



Reitz, Paul & Shorr has represented Ohio public school districts for over thirty five years. Our attorneys provide legal advice and services to public school districts in a wide range of areas, including:

Construction RPS attorneys can review contracts with architects and other construction professionals prior to execution and assist your school district in managing issues that arise during construction. Reitz, Paul & Shorr litigates construction claims in court when necessary.


Discrimination Reitz, Paul & Shorr defends public school districts against charges of discrimination. We can assist your district during the investigation phase conducted by the Ohio civil rights commission and represent you in court if necessary.


Eminent Domain Public school districts in Ohio have the right to obtain real property by eminent domain if necessary. We can assist your district to negotiate an agreed purchase or assist the district in laying the foundation for the appropriation of real estate. RPS can pursue the district’s eminent domain case in court.

Employee Discipline Our attorneys regularly assist our public school district clients with all phases of the employee disciplinary process. We attend and assist with the due process hearing required by the U.S. Supreme Court case of Loudermill v. Cleveland Board of education.


Enrollment and Tuition RPS can assist your district compliance with Ohio law governing student enrollment and the payment of tuition. Our attorneys regularly consult with district client’s registrars, building administration and EMIS coordinators, including interpretation and implementation of the special rules .

Family and Medical Leave Act Our attorneys can assist your district to determine an employee’s eligibility for family and medical leave in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act.