Because of sovereign immunity, it is difficult to sue state departments and agencies, including high schools in Georgia for injuries sustained while on their property. The Constitution of the State of Georgia provides that “sovereign immunity extends to the state and all of its departments and...Read more »
I’m from New Jersey I recently moved to Georgia a year ago & been struggling in school every since. When I turn 18 I want to go back home and finish high school and enjoy the last few months of high school with my friends and family.
No a 15 year old cannot quit school even with parental consent in the state of Georgia. Mandatory attendance in a public school, private school, or home school program is required for children between 6 yrs and 16 yrs old. The only exception is where the child has successfully completed all...Read more »
It may be possible. The law is very new at this point as it relates to COVID-19 cases. It is unclear what these cases will look like. It is certainly worth consulting with an attorney who can assess the specifics of your circumstances and provide you with a more detailed response.
My wife is a teacher and her school (private) has installed cameras in the classroom to record her teaching and broadcast it for parents and students to watch. Is this legal? Should the school have consent from her or do they not need consent to do this? Don't the parents of the children need... Read more »
The private school does not need the consent of your wife to have cameras in the classroom to record activity. While it would be preferable to get her consent, consent is not required. The same goes for the students.
Last summer (2019), I hired an expungement lawyer to have my criminal record restricted. I was eligible for record restriction as the charges from my 2015 arrest were dismissed. I am a new hire to the school district and am concerned about what shows up on me after my fingerprinting and my criminal... Read more »
If you want to know what has been revealed you should run a copy of your own criminal history with a law enforcement agency for employment purposes and see what shows up. Often times there are errors when the records are input into the system.
We were told that if for some reason we could not go on the trip that the school would keep all monies. They did not give us documentation stating that if they cancelled the trip that the children would not receive their fundraiser monies. Now they are saying that the school keeps the monies and... Read more »
It depends. Without the ability to review any documentation, it is difficult to provide a definitive answer. However, it is not uncommon for schools to have similar provisions. You may benefit from speaking with an attorney who can review the relevant documentation.
For the transition checklist ( a part of the IEP) , should another special ed teacher (who is not on that student's IEP team) give that special needs student the checklist for the transition portion of the IEP? Sounds like a breach of FERPA.
More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is uncommon for another teacher who is not a part of the IEP team to assess transition goals. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.
My admin gave me a letter of things that I needed to work on, about 6 days before the school shut down for quarantine. I met all expectations since then, but received a call today that they are not renewing my contract. How should I proceed?
Unfortunately no, you cannot reopen then tribunal. You would have had 30 days from the tribunal’s decision to appeal that decision. However, it may be best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.
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I am a senior in high school and my parents recently received a letter from the school stating that I have had 40 absences (30 unexcused) during my senior year; in this letter they cited the Georgia Compulsory Education Law; however, this law doesn’t apply to children over 16. So, is there an... Read more »
You are correct that the compulsory school attendance law does not apply to 18 year olds. It primarily serves as a way for the state to punish parents for their student's truancy. However, each school district has discretionary powers to determine the nature of absences and the requirements...Read more »
My husband is in jail on a probation violation for truancy. I served from jan 2019 to june 2019 for the same problem. we send our kids to school. Our daughter who turned 15 last week has 18 unexcused absences. I got a list of these after I personally reported her for skipping. The days i went to... Read more »
In November my child and others received a nude photo of another child (Victim) from a 3rd kid, (Sender). Child immediately deletes picture and never resent it to anyone. This all happened outside of school.
Today - 2 months later, Victim informs someone at school that picture may be... Read more »
My son has went through this and we are being treated very unfairly and all he wants is his regular classes and band and they are not getting in contact with us about anything and he just wants to go to school and we know nothing
Parents have the right to transfer their student at any time, whether it’s before, during or after a tribunal. It is always best to consult an attorney who can represent your student. An education law attorney will ensure the school is conducting the tribunal in a fair and equitable manner. An...Read more »
My son is a 14 year old terror right now (stealing, lying, drugs, etc) I, his mother am married with 4 kids of my own. The oldest is 17, then the 14 yr old and a 4 & 3 year old. I have had to kick him out of my house because of unmentionable actions, that I am seeking residential treatment... Read more »
The circumstances of your case are unfortunate. In this case, temporary guardianship seems appropriate. Temporary Guardianship is usually filed in Probate Court; this will allow your brother to register your son for school in the district where he resides. It is best to contact an attorney who can...Read more »
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