Welcome to the Office of the General Counsel

  • Mission Statement
    The Office of the General Counsel represents the Washoe County School District in all legal matters and seeks to advance the District's mission: “We will know each child by name, strength and need so that they graduate for the future they choose, and we will deliver on this promise in partnership with our families and community."  This is done through skilled advice, vigorous advocacy, comprehensive counsel, and effective training on complex legal issues.
    Major Functions
    The Office of the General Counsel represents and counsels its clients on a variety of practice areas:
    • Civil Rights Compliance
    • Labor and Employment Issues
    • Administrative Investigations
    • Constitutional Issues
    • School Board Operations
    • Open Meeting Law Compliance
    • Nevada Public Records Act
    • Nevada Ethics in Government Act
    • Superintendent Legal and Fiduciary Duties
    • Student Rights Issues
    • Student Records Compliance
    • Student Privacy Laws
    • Student Health Services
    • Educational Operations Issues
    • Special Education
    • Academics
    • Athletics and Student Activities
    • 21st Century Learning
    • Litigation Management and Tort Claims
    • Facilities Management and Capital Projects
    • Contracting and Procurement
    • District and School Operations
    • Policy and Procedure Development and Compliance
    • Legislative Analysis
    • Risk Management (Risk and Loss Prevention)
    • District Safety and Security



    Advanced Certified Paralegal
    Office - (775) 348-0300
    Fax - (775) 333-6010


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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.