Education Law

What is Education Law or School Law?

Education law or school law is the portion of the law in Georgia or a county or city that specifically governs educational bodies such as public and private schools and universities. Various education laws cover every aspect of education and school systems.

What are the main areas covered by Education Law?

Education law is very complex.  The main areas of Education Law are:

  • student speech and expression
  • special education matters
  • searches of students
  • the separation of church and state
  • Employment Law
  • employee Sexual Harassment and abuse of students
  • the financing of public education

What type of Education Law does Smith, Welch, Webb & White handle?

  • Teacher termination
  • Employment matters
  • Special education matters
  • Student disciplinary appeals
  • EEOC issues
  • Creating school board policy

Just some of our current school law clients:

  • Henry County Board of Education - We have represented the HCBOE since 1970.  With over 50 schools and 41,000 students, the Henry County school district is one of the largest school districts in Georgia.
  • Butts County Board of Education - We have represented Butts County School System (BCSS) since 1980.
  • Peach County School District - Peach County School District has six schools: Byron Elementary, Byron Middle, Hunt Elementary, Kay Road Elementary, Fort Valley Middle, and Peach County High School. All six schools are Title I schools. The District has a FTE enrollment count of 3,782 students.


  • A.J. "Buddy" Welch, Jr., Senior Manager (Team Leader)
  • William A. White, Manager
  • David M. Waldroup, Manager
  • Megan Pearson, Manager
  • Lajuana C. Ransaw, Associate
  • Grant McBride, Associate
  • Frank M. Gaither, Jr., Associate
  • Timothy N. Shepard, Of Counsel

Smith Welch Webb & White serve clients throughout the south metro Atlanta area including but not limited to McDonough, Stockbridge, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Henry County, Peach County, Jonesboro, Spalding County, Butts County, and Lamar County.

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