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Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Felony Bar to School Board Employment

The Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled that, in effect, under a special Virginia statute an applicant who has been convicted of a felony prior to application for employment is not eligible to be employed by a Virginia school board. According to the opinion issued by the Court, “[Virginia] Code § 22.1-296.1(A) requires, as a condition precedent to employment, that every applicant for employment by a school board certify that he or she has not been convicted of any felony.”

BotkinRose welcomes Matthew W. Light and Michael W. Sharp

BotkinRose welcomes Matthew W. Light and Michael W. Sharp to their group of attorneys.

ACLU Sends LGBT Students Letter

The ACLU has sent out a form letter blast to Virginia school division superintendents about LGBT students.