Job Details

Policy And Legal Affairs Coordinator

Company name

Clear Creek Isd - Administration

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 20,2019

Valid Through

Sep 02,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 62130 to 73096 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

League City, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Policy and Legal Affairs Coordinator
The candidate will provide support and guidance to campus leadership, department leadership and other campus personnel regarding grievances, student information requests, public information requests, special education legal matters, subpoenas, custody issues, records retention and related policy and procedures. Monitor general legal and litigation activities related to complaints and grievances [Local, TEA, and OCR], lawsuits, contracts, public information requests, subpoenas, special education, 504, and records management to ensure that all appropriate documents and responses are filed in a timely manner. Coordinate the gathering of information, documents, reports, and physical evidence from various departments and campuses as necessary to respond to litigation discovery, complaints, in-house investigations, and grievance hearings. Provide General Counsel support with in-house, TEA, and OCR investigations; data collection; document preparation; drafting of responses; and preparation of witnesses. Gather and maintain relevant documents and information used in reports of alleged complaints. Provide assistance to General Counsel, outside counsel and special education staff regarding special education issues, including complaints, mediations, ARDS, staffings, hearings, and litigation. Prepare the official Board record for employee grievance hearings and student complaint hearings; schedule the hearings with all parties, prepare notice letters and prepare board agendas for hearing. Field legal and policy-related questions from both staff and public and facilitate communication to encourage early resolution to potential complaints. Facilitate the employee, student, and public grievance/complaint process by coordinating and maintaining a schedule of appeal hearings to ensure timely compliance with policies and legal requirements. Act as a resource to both the administration and grievant/complainant regarding the grievance/complaint process. Prepare requests for Attorney General Opinions in reference to Public Information Requests. Receive service of Subpoenas for the District for employee records and other types of records, including criminal and family law matters involving student records, verify subpoena is valid, assist with coordinating and overseeing timely compliance, review responsive documents and redact as necessary, provide support to campuses, prepare business records affidavits. Coordinate the production of documents to requestors, acting as official Custodian of Records for the District for purposes of authenticating records and appearing as a witness in court, when required. Process subpoenas and third-party requests for student and employee records, researching validity of subpoenas and requestors’ rights to access as necessary. Act as liaison between outside agencies (i.e., child protective services and juvenile probation departments) and campus personnel for purposes of obtaining student information. Assist in the review of District Contracts, MOUs and Interlocal Agreements and assist in resolving legal issues associated with such agreements. Provide guidance to campus personnel regarding student issues including to family law and custody matters by researching, reviewing and interpreting court documents as necessary. Work with General Counsel and outside legal firms in the preparation of necessary documents related to contracts, and employee and student matters. Communicate with employees and attorneys, as necessary. Assist campus personnel and the Safe and Secure School Department in resolving issues related to admission and enrollment, including but not limited to residency, guardianship, etc. Review court orders regarding expunctions and sealing of files/records, gather responsive documents, and respond to courts. Analyze and prepare summaries of various legal documents. Identify issues and concerns for further review and analysis by General Counsel. Research and respond, both verbally and in writing, to inquiries from the public and staff regarding policy and legal matters. Exercise initiative to problem-solve policy and legal matters in an expedited fashion. Investigate, gather and analyze information to recommend policy-based solutions. Preserve the confidentiality of the office, administration, and District in communicating information to administrators, faculty, students, parents, staff and the public. Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate from an accredited program is required. Must have extensive knowledge of school district policies and administrative regulations. Should have 5+ years’ working as a paralegal or legal assistant handling legal and policy matters in a public school district.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Clear Creek Isd - Administration
2425 East Main Street
League City, TX 77573

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