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Sarah Bancroft joined Young, Minney & Corr LLP in 2011. Sarah has a diverse legal background practicing in the areas of student discipline, special education, employment law, and civil litigation. Sarah advises schools on all areas of compliance with state and federal laws regarding students with and without disabilities, including suspension, expulsion, uniform and general complaints, and special education or Section 504 complaints. She also helps schools with other aspects of the parent-school relationship, including interventions in response to campus disruptions. She assists schools navigate the complexities of due process hearings, preparing for and representing schools at due process hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings, compliance complaints with the California Department of Education, and civil right complaints with the Office for Civil Rights. She is our student policy guru and prepares and updates school policies regularly, monitoring and applying the ever-changing landscape of education law. She is also a regular contributor to the LRP publication, Charter School Special Education Compliance Advisor.
On the side of employment, she advises schools on compliance with state and federal employment law, hiring practices, implementation of employment policies, investigations of complaints, and terminations. She also serves as a negotiator for school boards throughout California. Sarah works before California’s Public Employment Relations Board in all matters related to unions and charter schools, in particular responding to union organizing campaigns and defense of Unfair Practice Charges. Sarah also regularly works before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Labor, Department of Fair Employment & Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other employment related agencies representing and defending school interests. Sarah also remains actively involved in our general litigation practice.
Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, at Berkeley with a minor in Peace and Conflicts Studies. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law. She speaks Spanish and a touch of German and demonstrates her commitment to fostering a healthy community by teaching classes in group cycling, stretch, and strength.