San Mateo Union High School District to sue over AP exams

Trustees enlist Burlingame’s Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy to battle College Board’s Mills High School decision

July 24, 2013

Legal action will be pursued by the San Mateo Union High School District against the College Board for invalidating AP exam results for 286 Mills High School students, the Board of Trustees decided yesterday in an emergency closed session.

“We want the release of the test scores, it’s just that simple,” said Trustee Marc Friedman. “The students did nothing wrong.”

The board is negotiating with Burlingame’s Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy law firm to work collaboratively with district counsel Lozano Smith Attorneys.

Nancy Fineman, a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, will be the attorney representing the school district. The district will take on the law firm on a partly pro bono basis, meaning the district will receive reduced fees since the firm will be representing a public school... (To view the entire article, please click HERE)