Office of General Counsel

The FLVS Office of General Counsel ("OGC") serves as chief legal counsel to the Board of Trustees and Administration of the Florida Virtual School (“FLVS”).  The office also provides legal guidance and technical support services to all other offices, departments, officials, and personnel throughout the organization. OGC services routinely involve interpretation and compliance with federal and state law, addressing matters pertinent to public records, open meetings, ethics, rulemaking, personnel, and procurement, and handling agency litigation and administrative proceedings.

Meet our Staff

David D'Agata General Counsel

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Karen M. Chastain Deputy General Counsel

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Luis Guzman Assistant General Counsel

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Leslie McLaughlin Senior Paralegal

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Lisa MacNaughton Executive Legal Specialist

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This page has been prepared by Office of General Counsel to provide relevant information of a legal nature to employees of Florida Virtual School. It is not meant as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney, nor does it constitute legal advice.

The material in this website represents general legal concepts. Since the law is continually changing, some aspects of the law covered in this website may change before it can be updated. It is always best and we recommend that you consult an attorney concerning your legal rights and responsibilities.