Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio

Q: Can the office keep my children out of class?

My 2 grade school children's school has an event going on where once a week they can dress down in a creative way. They have no uniforms anyways. But on the newsletter it says a minimum "donation" of 50 cents is required. I don't agree because a donation is voluntary in my opinion. If I still send my children to school without the "donation", but dressed creatively, can the school staff keep my children in the office and out of class for the days? Are they allowed to send them home?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The school makes the rules. Talk to the school and work it out with them.

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