Fort Worth Attorney

Dr. Sarah S. Flournoy

Phone Number:

817.339.2417

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Resume:

Dr. Sarah S. Flournoy began practicing in the area of school law following six years as a secondary social studies teacher in a Title I school district and five years as a corporate attorney. She works primarily with both public and private K-12 educational entities on a broad range of legal issues including employment, student discipline, special education, contracts, procurement, policy development, elections, and open government. In addition to special education due process hearing, she has defended educational entities before state and federal agencies as well as before federal and state courts.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Flournoy served at Irving ISD as their in-house attorney for three years.

J.D. Dedman School Law Southern Methodist University, 2002

Ed.D. University of Houston, 2012

B.A. Wellesley College, 1997

State of Texas, 2002

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

State Bar of Texas
School Law Section State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Association of School Boards, Council of School Attorneys
Education Law Association
Texas Association of School Administrators
Tarrant County Bar Association
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Pico Plinko: The Supreme Court, Circuit Courts, and School Libraries, November 2022

Team of Eight: Piecing it all together . . ., October 2022

Compliance: Back to Basics, September 2022

Fair and Effective Documentation: Student Discipline, July 2022

How to Conduct an Investigation in Five Steps, July 2022

Take the Bullying by the Horns, February 2022

New AP Potpourri, July 2021

Section 504 = Albatross?, Oct. 2020

Title IX Regulations 2020 Update: Sexual Harassment, Oct. 2020

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act For Private Schools Accepting Paycheck Protection Program Funds (PPP), May 2019

Update on Child Custody Agreements/Orders, June 2019

Defending Employees at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), Sept. 2019

How to Handle A Grievance, Dec. 2019

Investigating Student Threats, State Bar of Texas School Law Section Retreat

Restraint and Discipline Post-Papa, State Bar of Texas School Law Section Retreat

Unraveling the Requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Texas Special Education Law, National Business Institute

Ethics in Special Education Law, Texas Special Education Law, National Business Institute

Evaluation and Eligibility, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Individualized Education Programs, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Placement Decisions and Least Restrictive Environment, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Disciplinary Procedures, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Director, Texas Counsel of School Attorney 2022-Present

Director, Education Law Association 2021-Present

Secretary, Richardson Symphony League 2020-2022

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