Florida attorney Ted Doran has represented the Volusia County School Board since 2002, providing advice on legal issues, policy, and litigation matters. Lawyers employed by local school districts provide valuable services as the school boards navigate an often confusing set of local, state, and federal laws that pertain to schools.
The main goal is to avoid litigation and legal missteps that occur when making policies for the local school system. When litigation does occur, the legal counsel represents the school board before the court.
In some cases, the attorney will give advice on the information board members should discuss publicly during controversial proceedings, as Ted Doran did in 2015 when the Volusia County School Board was negotiating with the teachers’ union over the current contracts. Other times, the attorney will give advice in regard to the contracts and appointments of the school board itself.