Attorneys Sennett and Wachter Successfully Resolve Dispute for Erie's Public Schools

Posted on January 16, 2015

Timothy Sennett

Timothy M. Sennett

Attorneys Timothy M. Sennett  and Timothy S. Wachter were successful in their representation of Erie's Public Schools in resolving funding dispute claims filed by Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School with the Department of Education.

The resolution resulted in the return to Erie's Public Schools of $305,710 which was previously withdrawn by the Department of Education from the School District subsidy. In addition, Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School dropped an additional claim in the amount of $416,467.

Timothy Wachter

Timothy S. Wachter

Finally, as part of the Settlement and Release Agreement, Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School agreed to comply with the Department of Education guidelines for calculation of student payments from Erie's Public Schools into the future.

At Knox, Mr. Sennett practices governmental and public finance law, including housing law, education law, eminent domain, zoning, planning and land use. He represents numerous municipal authorities, boroughs, townships, and school districts. He also serves as bond counsel and underwriters counsel for governmental issues.

Mr. Wachter focuses his practice on representing governmental entities, municipalities, school districts, authorities and special purpose entities. He also represents private business entities in their interactions with local, state and federal government as part of Knox Law's Public Strategies service.

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