Highlands Ranch, CO asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Can I fight a school district zero tolerance policy if I feel the punishment will negatively affect my child's education

Child was found with waxpen in her possesion. Waxpen is now being sent to lab as we await the results of the substance. Once they get back, depending on what the substance is, she could be expelled and sent to an Alternative Learning Center for a semster. She already had to go there while on suspension for 2 weeks for being under the influence after they found the pen in her possesion. When she got back she felt she was behind the other students despite her teachers sending her work while she was gone. I'm worried this punishment is depriving her of the education her peers will be getting and she'll fall behind. She is a honor roll student, involved with the dance team at the school and has never been in a any trouble prior to this incident.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Gary D. Peak
Gary D. Peak
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Eastland, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Zero tolerance is ALWAYS a bad, small minded, lazy policy. There are attorneys who specialize in education/school law. Google for such attorney and contact them directly.

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