Alison M. Minutelli

Member

(603) 206-7224
aminutelli@wadleighlaw.com

About Alison M. Minutelli
Alison represents public school districts and public academies throughout New Hampshire. Her practice includes advising school districts on all aspects of the law, including but not limited to, general school law, special education and Section 504, school district/school administrative unit reorganization, policy development, student safety, discipline, the right-to-know law, school finance, tuition agreements, contracts, and constitutional issues. Alison has authored and co-authored numerous articles on a variety of topics in the field of school law, such as special education, Section 504, bullying and cyberbullying, pupil safety, access to educational records, personnel issues, and Board governance. In addition, she has lectured throughout the state on matters pertaining to school law.

Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • New Hampshire, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2007
Education

J.D., UNH School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center
B.A., Brandeis University, cum laude

Memberships and Affiliations
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire School Boards Association
  • New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys
Media & Publications
  • Access to Public Records – NH RSA 91-A
  • After School Activities, Transportation and Extended Year Programming
  • Bullying – Cyber Bullying – October 2013
  • Bullying – Dont be Intimidated! How the New Law Responds to Bullies
  • Bullying – Integrating NHs Anti-Bullying Laws with Prevention of Disability Based Harassment
  • Bullying – Integrating NHs Anti-Bullying Laws with the IDEA, Section 504 and FERPA
  • Bullying – Two Years Later, Lessons Learned
  • Children with Disabilities – Equal Access through Alternatives and Accommodations
  • CHINS Law, RSA 169-D – Recent Updates – August 2013
  • Concussions and Head Injuries in Student Sports
  • Confidentiality and the Guidance Counselor
  • Conflict Resolution – Mediating Disputes in Special Education Matters
  • Dangerous Student, The
  • Discipline – Student Discipline – The Manifestation Determination
  • Discipline – Student Discipline – The Manifestation Determination and Special Circumstances Exception
  • Educators Tool Box – Complying with State and Federal Laws – August 2011
  • FERPA – Understanding FERPA
  • Goodbye – Nonrenewal, Reduction in Force, Dismissal and Evaluation Issues – Saying
  • Harassment – Identifying, Preventing, and Responding to Disability-Based Harassment
  • Harassment – Sexual Harassment Case Study
  • Homeless – Understanding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act and Section 504
  • IDEA – Transition Services and Graduation
  • IDEA – Risk Management
  • IDEA – Requirements Pertaining to Transition Planning and Graduation – February 2007
  • IDEA – Mental Health Issues and the IDEA – High Anxiety
  • IDEA – Me Too! Inclusion, Assistive Technology and Medically Fragile Students
  • IDEA – Identification, Team Participation and the Manifestation Determination – March 2007
  • IDEA – Demythologizing the IDEA
  • Investigating Complaints about School Personnel – March 2014
  • LEA Representative, The Role and Responsibility of the
  • Negotiation – Advanced Negotiation Skills for Special Educators
  • Out-of-District Placements, Theres No Place Like Home
  • Paraeducators, The Role of Paraeducators in Special Education
  • Pending Legislation and Special Education, The Intersection of – April 2010
  • Residency and Transportation – A Closer Look at the Legal Requirements Pertaining to
  • Residency and Enrollment
  • Retaliation – Avoiding and Defending Retaliation Claims
  • School Board Ethics and the Law March 2011
  • School Board – The Role of the School Board in Student Related Matters
  • School Board – an Overview of the Legal Responsibilities of a Board Member
  • School Nurses Guide to Understanding FERPA, Section 504 and IDEA
  • Searches – Schools, Cellphones, and Searches
  • Seclusion and Restraint
  • Section 504 – Understanding
  • Section 504 – August 2014
  • Section 504 and IDEA – recent case law -February 2013
  • Special Education Case Law, An Overview of Recent Decisions, August 2012
  • Special Education Case Law, An Overview of Recent Decisions, August 2011
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, July 2014
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, August 2013
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, April 2014
  • Special Education Case Law – An Overview of Recent Decisions, April 2013
  • Transfers – The Law Pertaining to Interstate and Intrastate Transfers