Canton, OH asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio

Q: Can my child's school force me to put my son in counseling?

My son was 9 at the time and for show and tell brought a bb gun into school. He was expelled. But at the expulsion hearing they allowed him to return with a list of things to be completed. Such as good attendance, complete homework, check in every morning with the counselor, Take his meds etc etc last on the list is to put him in counseling. He has severe ADHD. And currently being tested for Autism. Can they force me to put my son in counseling outside of school if he as well as myself refuse wanting him in counseling?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The school can impose conditions on allowing re-enrollment. You can choose not to comply, but then find another school. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney familiar with civil rights and school cases.

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