My son is 12 year old with disabilities. We live in Washington state. The district sent my son to residential school in New York I was concerned with his safety. The district here in Washington state agreed for him to come home and finish school here. The day he got back to Washington everything... Read more »
This is a complex question that requires additional information. There are circumstances where a school district can force a placement but the parent then has the option of filing for due process or revoking special education services. Depending on the circumstances, I'm often able to...Read more »
The other parent and I were recently in a custody battle. While my child was at this daycare/center academy, the facility forwarded my emails asking about my child's progress and wellbeing to the other parent. They then used those emails as evidence against me in court (nothing negative was... Read more »
Unless you had sole legal custody at the time your child was in daycare and the emails were sent, or there was some contractual agreement covering confidentiality of communications, both parents would have access to their child's records at daycare. Even then, that would not prohibit an...Read more »
Possibly. Does your child have an IEP? Have you requested your child be evaluated for services? Has the school provided all services? Those are more pressing questions at this time. A school generally has no interest in holding a child back arbitrarily.
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the school's conditions are in compliance with federal and state education requirements, they would likely be considered lawful. Attorneys could meaningfully advise on that after reviewing the situation...Read more »
The answer is it depends on the facts of the case but if a parent was required to be present at all times, then a guidance counselor would not be able to speak to any child. If your child has been charged or you think he/she may be charged with something, setup a consultation with a lawyer. It...Read more »
A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You could reach out to attorneys who handle government/administrative law (which you've already chosen), education law, professional license/certificate matters, civil litigation, and probably a few other...Read more »
This is a fairly new area of law, and the rules are evolving as new technologies emerge. Test protocols could depend on the entity administering the exam. If an instructor's rules are not unduly burdensome or invasive of privacy, the academic institution would probably uphold them. A professor...Read more »
Additionally, her employer (for profit college) has been accused of violating Virginia Board of Nursing practices. The institution is being represented, and tell my spouse “not to worry, they represent her too”…I am afraid she will be made scapegoat. Do I need an employment or defamation attorney?
You may need both, but it depends on the allegations in the complaint and if she's a named party. If not, and she simply wants to sue for the defamation, then you only need a defamation lawyer. I don't think the company's lawyer could properly represent her as well. I'm sure...Read more »
As her parent, I cannot access her grades or the County Parent Portal, based on the school's misreading of my divorce decree and hearsay information from the other parent. The parent plan contains standard information sharing for the divorce.
Perhaps, but it would probably be much more efficient, economical, and quick to explain to the school what the divorce decree provides. Or if all else fails apply to the court which issued the decree a specific order regarding the matter.
My son is classified OHI and has an IEP. His teacher thought he was under the influence because he was exhibiting erratic behaviors. he was sent out to be drug tested, it came back negative. To prevent this from happening again, and to find out the complete story, I would like to speak with the... Read more »
A college class I'm taking requires groups to create and present an entire social media campaign to a nonprofit organization. Each group has a different theme. We've been working on this for three weeks because of the amount of work -- it's an entire social media activation. I have... Read more »
I am aware that the 2017 year leave of absence cost me the right to have a step increase. This was a decision I made willingly when I chose not to return to work that year. However in 2018 I did return to work and I was still denied a step increase they were two steps in two years and I didn’t... Read more »
These are generally fact-intensive settings, and they can be complex. A central issue will often be whether there was a lack of supervision or negligent supervision on the part of the school (or possibly other entities, depending on the setting). An experienced attorney who had the chance to review...Read more »
My child broke her arm at recess. Went to the nurse, was given and ice pack and sent to class. We were not notified of the injury. Once we picked her up we saw she was crying. She told us she fell at school and her arm really hurts. As soon as we saw it we could tell it was swollen. School denies... Read more »
You might have some valid claims but schools have a lot of immunity. If the school not calling you made her injuries much worse then you might have a good case for damages... but if the delay by a few hours didn't make her injuries worse then the "damages" might not be worth...Read more »
I have a recording of the meeting. In a zoom meeting about my university attendance with three senior teaching staff members I was told I was not being genuine and lying when I was apologising and saying I'm trying my best to be professional. The members of staff admitted that they thought I... Read more »
I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, it is difficult to evaluate things based on the brief details of your post. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss in further detail. Keep in mind that these types of cases might not necessarily be handled on a contingency basis in the same manner...Read more »
I recorded someone making a bomb threat in a class room and posted it. I am now being charged with the first degree misdemeanor telecommunications harassment. Am I guilty of this charge? I did not say anything in the video at all. I was also suspended 5 days for Filming. I am a minor by the way.... Read more »
Your guilt or innocence here turn on your intent. If you were a party to making the threat, that is, if you made the video with the intention of helping this other person communicate their threat, then yes, you are guilty of telecommunications harassment. If you made the recording with the...Read more »
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