Chronic Truancy & FAPE

Maiello Brungo & Maiello, LLP is proud to announce that partner, Christina Lane presented at the 45th Annual LRP’s National Institute Conference on May 5 in Savannah, Georgia. A highly respected member of the legal community, Lane addressed a dedicated audience of education law professionals with her presentation titled, “Chronic Truancy as a Barrier to FAPE.”

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Overcoming Barriers to FAPE and Student Truancy

As a respected education attorney in Pittsburgh, Christina’s presentation detailed the intricate relationship between chronic truancy and the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) obligations under special education law. She reviewed significant barriers to FAPE and discussed effective intervention strategies by IEP teams. Lane’s presentation also included an in-depth analysis of best practices, supplemented by enlightening case studies that illustrated successful resolutions of truancy issues. She also came away with relevant and timely information from a range of nationally recognized speakers.

2024 Best Lawyer® Christina Lane

Recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyer® for Litigation—Labor and Employment, Christina Lane has nearly 25 years of experience specializing in school, municipal, and labor and employment law. She is an active member and current board secretary of the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association (PSBSA).

Christina Lane holds a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College.

About LRP

LRP’s National Institute is known as the leading source for best practices, compliance strategies and case updates impacting special education programs. The nation’s top legal experts come together to share their insights and guidance on dealing with the ever-changing landscape of special education law.


Maiello, Brungo & Maiello is a full-service law firm with a diverse team of skilled lawyers committed to providing tailored and comprehensive legal solutions. Specializing in business, estate planning, litigation, construction, employment, municipal, education, human resources, real estate, and tax assessment law, the firm is dedicated to a collaborative, hands-on approach to meeting the unique needs of each client, consistently demonstrating a firm commitment to you.

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Alfred C. Maiello
Alfred Maiello

Alfred C. Maiello is the founding member of MBM and has represented area school districts as solicitor for 50 years. He counsels school districts and educational institutions on leading developments in school law and guiding them through their day-to-day and long-term challenges.