Our education consultants leverage experience working with over 135 school districts across New York state; colleges and universities; and government departments. We provide critical guidance, manage controversy and crisis situations, and advise on compliance matters with NCAA and Title IX.
New York state school districts today are faced with more challenges than ever before. In addition to diversity, equity, LGBTQ+, health and safety issues, the need remains to improve student achievement and engagement. All this exists under the dark cloud of fiscal pressures including property tax fatigue and challenges with state aid.
HB Solutions consultants have lived and worked in this space for years. They also understand government compliance and processes. They leverage experience working with more than 135 school districts statewide as well as vast experience with multiple levels of the New York State Education Department to provide guidance to boards and district leadership on their roles and responsibilities. They also draw on their backgrounds to manage controversy and crisis situations.
We guide and support the leadership team through policy development and implementation. We also enable schools to implement these policies including those which walk the fine line of constitutional limitations including those involving freedom of expression. Our consultants help navigate nuanced human resource issues often providing assistance with discrimination investigations and effective ways to mediate and mitigate such claims.
We advise school districts on all aspects of Special Education law, provide experience-driven counsel on parent and CSE matters, and defend districts when necessary at impartial hearings and appeals to the SRO. We help districts avoid expensive mistakes and manage their special education costs.
HB Solutions consultants provide guidance on student-athlete eligibility issues, gift prohibitions, compliance standards, develop required protocols and policies, including monitoring and reporting, establish preventative measures and train coaches and staff. When needed, HB consultants investigate possible infractions and help resolve emerging issues. We maintain a strong record of addressing membership issues and moves, including movement within the NCAA structure or joining the NCAA, United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) or the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In addition to advising on the Division I Institutional Performance Program and Division II institutional requirements, our consultants appear on behalf of clients before NCAA Committee on alleged infractions.
We also advise on risk management and liability by closely monitoring state and federal regulatory actions, player concussions, insurance issues and crowd management and club sports.
Our HB Solutions consultants help federally-funded colleges and universities avoid audits, investigations or lawsuits by advising on Title IX issues related to athletic and extracurricular programs and activities, including interpretations of Title IX requirements, drafting and reviewing the institutions Title IX policies and procedures, conducting Title IX compliance reviews.
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