Schools Legal Questions and Answers

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How can we stop a student from being bullyied by teachers and coaches?

My son is an honor student and senior at Marysville high school. I was the former head basketball coach and some of the school staff and the administrators do not like me. My son has been harassed for the past year, but this year he was pulled aside by the security officer and warned that he needed to be very careful and watch his back because the school administration was ou...

02/11/2011   |   Category: Schools   |   State: California   |   #24197

Can I Get an Injunction to Graduate from School Despite an Academic Probation?

My wife is a college nursing student. Her current class has 2 parts. One clinical (in the hospital settting) and one in the academic classroom. She currently has 2 academic tests left and an 86% average. She was failed in her clinical side of the course on the last day. She is being denied the ability to complete her final two exams even though she has filed a grade appeal...

12/06/2010   |   Category: Schools   |   State: Illinois   |   #23772

My daughter has been given a possible 5 day suspension at school.

My daughter has been given a possible 5 day suspension with a threat of expolsion for bringing a knife to school, She brought it because they were doing a French project & the teacher asked thme to bring in 'utensils' to prepare the food. The day of the event the principal saw my daughter with the knife & the fruit, took the knife & escortef her to the French classroom. He ga...

03/19/2010   |   Category: Schools   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #21461

May I access the school disciplinary record of another student who assaulted my child?

My son, who is a high functioning Autistic 10th grade boy, was in an incident at school where another student asked him to 'High-Five' him. After the 'high five' the other boy said, 'Didn't you feel anything?' My son then noticed that he had blood running out of his hand; the other boy had concealed a tack between his fingers, puncturing my son. The incident was taken over b...

10/02/2009   |   Category: Schools   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #18906

My son trusted the school resource officer with personal information that was repeated to others

Can a resource officer at a school tell information to a school's assistant principle if the information was promised not to be told to anyone by a county police officer? Then, that information was told to several teachers and was even mentioned in one teachers class that my son was busted last night, although no drugs were found. Now the school is telling him that he is not a...

04/28/2009   |   Category: Schools   |   State: ALL   |   #16278

What does an

In the Juvenile Rights Handbook, I found under Police Interrogation in the Public School that "Courts see public school authorities as officials of the state". What exactly does "officials of the state" mean?

04/27/2009   |   Category: Schools   |   State: ALL   |   #16182

What exactly are extracurricular activities considered in school?

What exactly are "extracurricular activities?" We are not sure how to differieniate between some things. Does the day of the week matter that the activity takes place and who sponsors it? Our kids participate in Sports throught the Rec center on Friday evenings and Saturdays. That's an extracurricular, right? Are special clubs considered extracurricular if they meet on Sa...

10/01/2007   |   Category: Schools   |   State: South Carolina   |   #9375

Who should you contact when you have problems with the school's regulations and rules?

My child is a graduate of State Regional High School class of 2006. The school sends home a contract regarding the rules and regulations of any school sponsored activity including prom and graduation. One of the rules in the contract states that any student in attendance who is not considered in good standing cannot participate in any school sponsored event including graduation...

05/08/2007   |   Category: Schools   |   State: New Jersey   |   #4268

Can the school require a parent's signature for a independant minor who lives with guardian?

My Neice is 18 years old and a Senior in high school in Florida. She is living with her Grandfather since Sept 2006. She wants to attend an ROTC summer camp during the summer but the school requires she get her parents signature notorized for power of attorney in case of emergency medical treatment. The parents do not insure her and she carries her own medical insurance. And mo...

05/02/2007   |   Category: Schools   |   State: Florida   |   #3589

Can Utah schools force a student to take Saturday school for a fee?

Can Utah schools force a student to take Saturday school for a fee?

04/03/2007   |   Category: Schools   |   State: Utah   |   #2550
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